Proyecto Cuídate

Promoting healthy, united families through support and education.

In Spring 2010, Erie Neighborhood House’s Little Village site became home to “Proyecto Cuídate”, one of Illinois’ Family Advocacy Centers under the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). Erie House’s Proyecto Cuídate is a program dedicated to family well-being. Through support and education on various topics that strengthen the individual and family unit, its goal is to prevent violence and family division as well as encourage Restorative Justice practices within the community. Proyecto Cuídate aims to reach all families, especially those residing in Little Village, Cicero, and Berwyn.

The program has various elements composed of:

Adults and Children Together Against Violence (ACT)

A national research-based initiative designed to protect children and youth from violence through learning

Padres Construyendo Futuros (Parents Building Futures)

An intensive 12-session curriculum educating parents on children's development from birth through adolescence, effective parenting, and effects of acculturation on parent-children relationships

Young. Empowered. Smart. Strong. (Y.E.S.S.) Workshops

Working with school-age children to build social skills necessary to build positive relationships and lead healthy lives through Restorative Justice practices.

Women's Wellbeing and Empowerment Groups

Promoting a strong, empowered, resilient and healthy caretaker

Counseling and Social Work Services

Helping families deal with difficulties, adjustments, and past and present traumas

All program participants have access to our referral system and resource connection services where assistance is provided in anything ranging from completing applications and translating documents to referring active participants to our internal Emergency Fund whose purpose is to help participant families meet basic needs via rental assistance, access to clothing and food, etc. 
 In partnership with:

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Little Village
4225 W 25th St
Chicago IL 60623
(773) 542-7617 

For More Information

Rosa Sanchez
Program Manager
(773) 542-7617x21

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