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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. 

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. 

Join us to enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by 3-course dinner, a special presentation recognizing our honorees, festive music and our ever-popular silent auction. 

Transforming Lives | Gala 2014
Saturday, November 8, 2014
National Museum of Mexican Arts
1852 West 19th Street
Chicago, IL 60608

Help us end homelessness! See you on the 8th!

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 San Jose Obrero’s Mission (SJOM) new Executive Director.

Save The Date - 12th Annual Gala - Transforming Lives

News—On behalf of San Jose Obrero Mission (SJOM), we are pleased to announce our 12th Annual Gala with this year’s theme of “Transforming Lives”. It will be held at the National… Continue

Dr. Love (L. M. Tolson) Live at Autumn Equinox at SJOMDr. Love (L. M. Tolson) Live at Autumn Equinox at SJOM

News—On August 26, Leonard Tolson moved into SJOM after all the tenants in his building were evicted. This occurred because the lanlord had not paid his creditors. Mr. Tolson left his job and found all… 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

Wish Lists

Home—If you would like to make an in-kind donation, please email: mugarte-ramos@ Please see our wish lists below. Thank you for your interest! House Items Needed Toothbrushes and… Continue


Home—Men in Crisis (MIC) Families in Crisis (FIC) 1856 S. Loomis Street 2408 S. Albany Avenue Chicago, IL 60608 … Continue

Purchase Gala Tickets or Donate Today!

Please sponsor families, women and men as they strive to secure permanent housing and improve their lives for the long-term by supporting us! Follow this link to purchase Transforming Lives Gala tickets or to make a donation. Thank you!

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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.