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San Jose Obrero Mission

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Homeless & Housing, Homeless Shelters

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

Programs: San jose obrero mission provides resources for women and children or men in crisis as they strive to secure permanent housing and improve their lives for the long-term. Our individualized approach equips participants with the tools needed to gain lasting independence. By providing safe, interim housing, vocational training and job placement assistance, life skills training and basic nutritional, clothing, medical and hygienic support, sjom gives its clients the tools to stay off the streets for good. Participants are empowered to take charge of their lives, gain permanent housing and gain lasting independence. When participants walk through the doors of sjom, they enter a secure, nurturing environment. In cooperation with staff members, participants help develop plans that serve as their roadmaps to gain lasting independence. Once participants leave the program, they receive six months of post-residential assistance. Sjom was founded in 1981 as an emergency shelter in response to the growing homelessness in the community. It has evolved from a single-purpose shelter for homeless men into a 120-day residential program serving women and children and men in chicago's pilsen and little village neighborhoods.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a Interim Housing Program ,serving women with children and single women as well. This program is open all year around, they offer comprehensive services that empower its Participants to transform their lives. Great Place!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a resident of the community that is served by San Jose Obrero Mission, I feel privileged to have firsthand knowledge of the comprehensive services that are provided by this not-for-profit organization. The staff members are very committed to delivering a nurturing and safe environment for all participants who come through their doors. The executive director, Israel Vargas is dedicated to making the aspirations of all participants a reality through training and by seeking out varied resources to empower participants through employment and housing opportunities.