Our ministry is three fold:
1. We provide hospitality and a healing environment for displaced Hispanic women and children
2. We partner with our neighbors to make our community a better place to live;
3. We engage in educational and social action activities concerning social justice issues related to our ministry.
While we at Su Casa eagerly boast that our Community is nearing 25 years old, our house humbles us by its impressive century-long endurance. Franciscan friars used to call our building home, but when their resident St. Augustine church closed, the property was generously offered to the soon to be five founders of Su Casa. Since then, in spirit of the Catholic Worker Tradition, workers and guests have lived, eaten, given birth, wept, cleaned, and laughed within these walls. Though Su Casa’s mission began as a shelter for refugees of Central-American civil war, we now primarily serve Spanish-speaking homeless families of Chicago, many of whom are women and children escaping domestic violence. We accommodate an average of five families at a time, offering a maximum one year stay for each. The live-in Su Casa workers bring new energy and cheerful volunteerism to the house, ultimately working towards fostering a safe, clean environment full of warmth and hospitality for our guests and neighbors.