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For over 31 years San Jose Obrero Mission has made a transformational impact in the lives of many individuals without a place to call home, restoring their dignity and giving them hope.


SJOM thanks sponsors and attendees for a fantastic Gala 2014 - it was a great success and raised almost $30,000!

Your commitment and enthusiasm has made us who we are today--Chicago’s only interim Hispanic housing shelter serving the Pilsen and Little Village communities. 

Your generous support allows our dedicated and determined work to break the cycle of homelessness. 

SJOM Proudly Welcomes Juan I. Alegría, Our New Executive DirectorSJOM Proudly Welcomes Juan I. Alegría, Our New Executive Director

News—We proudly welcome Juan I. Alegría as new Executive Director, San Jose Obrero Mission (SJOM).

Dr. Love (L. M. Tolson) Live at Autumn Equinox at SJOM, Summer 2014Dr. Love (L. M. Tolson) Live at Autumn Equinox at SJOM, Summer 2014

News—On August 26, Leonard Tolson moved into SJOM after his landlord failed to pay his creditors. Mr. Tolson left work one day, and – like all of his neighbors – found his belongings on the… Continue

Become a Chrysalis Society MemberBecome a Chrysalis Society Member

News—Since 1981, San Jose Obrero Mission (SJOM) has established itself as a homeless services leader of the utmost caliber. Our commitment to growth and improvement has allowed us to incorporate new… Continue

Production Chicago Fire FilmsProduction Chicago Fire Films

News—In March, the Production Chicago Fire Team filmed the mural outside the MIC building. Our executive director was invited to be on location during the film. The show aired on May 6, 2014 and the… Continue

SJOM Joins Chicago Coalition for the Homeless in SpringfieldSJOM Joins Chicago Coalition for the Homeless in Springfield

News—On March 26, 2014, SJOM joined the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless on a Springfield Trip. Fifteen participants representing both the Men in Crisis and Families in Crisis programs visited… Continue

San Jose Obrero Mission Continues Partnership with La Casa NorteSan Jose Obrero Mission Continues Partnership with La Casa Norte

News—On May 20, 2013 , San Jose Obrero Mission in partnership with La Casa Norte began a new program called Immediate Crisis Response. This new emergency overnight program services expecting and… Continue

What We Need

Home—These are our current urgent needs. If you would like to make a donation please contact jrivera@ House Items Winter wear especially needed: gloves, hats, scarves Toiletries… Continue


Home—Men in Crisis (MIC) Families in Crisis (FIC) 1856 S. Loomis Street SJOM FIC Little Village site Chicago, IL 60608 … Continue

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Please help families, women and men as they strive to secure permanent housing and improve their lives for the long-term, by supporting us with a tax-deductible donation.

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Mark Morton Memorial Fund
123 N. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
Rush University Medical Center
Pierce Family FoundationPierce Family Foundation

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide housing and employment services that lead to self-sufficiency among families and individuals in crisis within Latino communities.