Since 1899, Association House has been providing life-changing opportunities to community members most in need. As a result, Association House has received local and national awards recognizing its effectiveness in the Chicago Community.

June 2016: BankWork$ and Association House partner to provide financial services job training and placement to the community.

December 2015:
Association House mobilizes against HIV with the Know Your Status Project, a mobile HIV testing vehicle.

June 2015: Association House of Chicago and President, Harriet Sadauskas receive a resolution from the Board of Commissioners Cook County, Illinois for 115 and 40 years of service, respectively.

December 2014: El Cuatro Año High School received a top rating of Level 1+ from Chicago Public Schools.

May 2014: Association House’s AmeriCorps team is awarded Best AmeriCorps Team of the Year for the second consecutive year by the National Council of La Raza. Individually, Amari Bess was awarded the Raul Yzaguirre Leadership Award, and Shannon Meyers won AmeriCorps Member of the Year.

March 2014:  Williams drop-in center opened for those in our Williams Consent Decree program.

June 2013: Association House is nominated for Aetna’s Voices of Health competition. This national competition recognizes agencies that are working in their communities to encourage racial and ethnic equality in health care.

May 2013: Association House of Chicago’s AmeriCorps team was selected by the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) as the 2013 Best AmeriCorps Team of the Year. Individually, AmeriCorps members Sammie Santiago was named the recipient of the 2013 NCLR Excellence in Youth Literacy Award, and Lauren La Marca was awarded Outstanding AmeriCorps Member of the Year.

February 2013: The Council on Accreditation (COA) approved the accreditation of Association House through 2017.

February 2012: Among many notable comments, COA asserted in its assessment that (1) organization staff is “diligent in providing their service in an honest, straightforward fashion driven by the organization’s mission,” and (2) “there is in-depth fiscal accountability at the board and staff levels. Systems are comprehensive.”

September 2012:  Association House is one of six agencies in the State selected to provide child and adolescent mental health services for the Mental Health and Schools Collaboration Project funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services, the Illinois State Board of Education, and the Illinois Children’s Mental Health Partnership.

June 2012: Association House was selected by the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) for dignity and respect within the Child Welfare Division, as seen through the 2012 Foster Parent Law Implementation Plan. As one of only three agencies in Illinois to be recognized, Association House was honored by the DCFS Statewide Advisory Council at an award ceremony on Friday, June 8, 2012.