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San Jose Obrero Mission is a safe haven for families, women and children and men as they strive to secure permanent housing and improve their lives for the long-term.  Our individualized approach equips clients 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 provides clients with the tools to stay off the streets permanently. Participants are empowered to take charge of their lives, obtain permanent housing and gain lasting independence.

When clients walk through the doors of SJOM, they enter a secure, nurturing environment. In cooperation with staff members, participants help develop action plans that serve as their roadmaps to gaining lasting independence. Once clients exit 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 families, women and men in Chicago’s Pilsen and Little Village neighborhoods.  In 2013, SJOM served 450 individuals.  SJOM’s services are offered on a non-discriminatory basis to individuals and families of all races, religions, sexual orientation and nationalities.

Residential Services

Residential Services: SJOM offers two interim housing programs that operate 24/7 365 days a… Continue

    Supportive Services

    Case Management: Participants are paired with a supportive services case manager within 24… Continue

      Therapeutic Services

      Many of the men who enter SJOM are under great amounts of stress. Whether their current… Continue

        Health Services

        Many of the SJOM’s participants come to our facilities facing numerous health concerns. Some… Continue

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