Programs

Association House programs serve a vibrant, multi-cultural community. Our programs, known for their quality, are bilingual in English and Spanish. Our collaborative model meets participants immediate needs, while working toward long-term goals. Follow the links below to learn more about our five service areas.

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Association House High School graduates during their graduation ceremony, with hispanic female graduate speaking at the podium.

Association House High School

The Association House High School offers a new path to 16 to 21-year-olds left behind by traditional public schools. We are not like other schools. Here, you'll receive the personalized support you need to earn a high school diploma. Our team of certified teachers and mentors break down the barriers that keep students from graduating, helping each student build a better future. 

Behavioral Health

Our Behavioral Health programs help individuals tackle challenges, increase independence, and seize opportunity. Always culturally affirming, trauma-informed, and evidence-based, our programs are best-in-class. Whether you need mental health services, substance-use treatment, or a little extra support, our staff is here for you. We also offer empowering services for individuals with developmental and intellectual. disabilities. 

Young black mail in a support group sitting next to a female counselor.
A foster family from the Association House. 2 fathers together with their 2 smaller foster children, a little boy and a little girl, all smiling holding pumpkins.

Child Welfare

The Child Welfare team provides support and care for vulnerable children and families. As the largest fully-bilingual child welfare team in Chicago, Association House serves many Latinx families. We work in partnership with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). Our goal is to ensure the safety, well-being, and healthy development of children. We address trauma and promote resilience. We help parents and families develop nurturing and safe relationships with their children.

Community Health

Our Community Health programs address chronic health issues and improve community health. We reach uninsured and underinsured individuals least likely to access care. We offer nutrition workshops, physical fitness activities, cooking demonstrations, health screenings, and more. Our staff is culturally-affirming and bilingual in English and Spanish.

A diverse group of volunteers and community members dancing together outside during the fitness for kids summer event.
Diverse group of male and demale particpants in one of our Workforce Development programs holding their awards.

Workforce Development

Our Workforce Development team envisions ending unemployment and poverty through their highly-effective programs. The individuals we serve face significant employment barriers. At Association House, they gain skills for for lasting careers. From basic employment services, to tech training, to industry-specific programs, your future begins here. 

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Success Stories