Association House’s COVID-19 Update

We are closely monitoring developments related to the spread of the virus, and our priority remains the health and safety of our staff/families as well as the participants we serve. Read more.

Association House of Chicago serves a multi-cultural community by providing comprehensive, collaborative and effective programs in English and Spanish. We promote health and wellness and create opportunities for educational and economic advancement.


Staff Highlight: Aurelia Gordillo

Aurelia is our Community Health Education Specialist part of the Community Health program at the house. She’s one of our Mental Health First Aid instructor’s and teaches her participants how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Read More.

Stateville: There’s More Behind The Bars

Inmate #081486. To the penal system, inmates are too often just numbers in a list. At Association House, we know them as humans who have stories, families, and a life outside the prison’s walls. Read More.

Staff Highlight: Michael Barnes

Michael is one of our new staff members part of the Workforce program at the house. He returned to Association House as our new Career Navigator after having graduated from our financial careers training program six years ago. Read More.

Staff Highlight: Marc Trujillo

Marc is our new Social Studies teacher at Association House High School. He joined our high school staff this year and was drawn to being an educator because his experience as a camp counselor. Read more.

Staff Participates in Transformative Experience through Dance Movement Therapy

As the holidays roll in for many of us, our work and personal schedules quickly begin to overwhelm us. It is important for us to recognize when we need a break and time to reset. Read more.

Volunteer Highlight: Rose Gibbons

Rose is one of our talented Auxiliary Board members who has been involved with the House over the last three years. Read more.

Staff Highlight: Alicia Marrero

Alicia is a talented Bilingual therapist who earned her Master’s in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Latinx Mental Health from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Read more.

Joseph Brings Carnival Cheer to his Peers

Joseph began services with Association House in 2018. At the time, he was living in a nursing home due to mental illness. His ultimate goal was to gain the skills needed to live independently in an apartment of his own. Read more.

Staff Highlight: Jovan Ocasio

In honor of National Direct Support Professional (DSP) recognition week, Association House highlights Jovan Ocasio, one of our outstanding DSPs. Read more.

$5,000 Sadauskas Scholarship Helps College-Bound Students

Pursuing a college degree can be very expensive for students. Association House High School created the Harriet Sadauskas Educational Scholarship to assist students with their tuition and books. Read more.

Alejandra’s Road to Success at Association House High School

Graduating high school is no easy task, especially when you’re a young mother. Read more.

AHC Welcomes New Development Director

Association House is proud to announce the addition of our new Development Director, Lillian Bui. Read more.

AHC President Speaks to Association House’s 122 Year History

In a feature on Comcast Newsmakers, Juan Carlos Linares speaks to serving families most in need of comprehensive services. Watch Now.

March Madness Nets a Donation Win for AHC

Gonzaga didn’t win the national championship but thanks to an Auxiliary Board member, their tourney run benefited Association House. Read more.

Association House Celebrates New BankWork$ Graduating Class

Association House celebrated the April 2021 graduating cohort of the BankWork$ program. BankWork$ is an 8-week, online training program that is completely free! Currently, in a virtual format, BankWork$ prepares participants for a career with stability and opportunity for advancement in the financial services industry.

Congrats to all of our graduates! We look forward to hearing about your careers. Watch the graduation.