Summer at Su Casa

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With summer in full swing, we open the doors at Su Casa countless  times a day – not only for the twenty guests and workers who call Su Casa home, but for a host of community members who both give and receive.

Volunteers arrive as early as 7:00am to help prepare breakfast for our neighbors at Frieda’s Place or weed in the Pie Patch garden.  Youth from the One Summer Chicago program soon follow to assist with the upkeep of our buildings and grounds while gaining both income and valuable employment experiences.  As the afternoon continues, teachers from Chicago Hopes arrive to share summer reading with the children of Su Casa, as well as our young friends from a near-by shelter.  And just in time for the dinner bell, we are often joined by former family guests, a handyman or two, and community professionals accepting our small gracias! for the pro-bono services they provide on a regular basis.

Ask any house manager – opening the door here can be a full-time job!

It is nearly one year since Su Casa made the critical decision to continue our mission, relying upon the radical generosity of supporters.  We thank you for the very necessary contributions our supporters made in 2015 to keep our doors open.  These enabled us to pay for winter utility bills, ongoing maintenance of our historic building, and an extensive and permanent asbestos remediation process to ensure the safety of our guests and neighbors into the future.

This summer, we reach out again to ensure that we can continue to invite our families, friends, and neighbors to hospitality, to healing, to home.  Whether it is a single gift or a modest, recurring donation, the impact of your help will be felt immediately!

Please feel free to send to our address below, or to give online at

In the meantime, we offer our prayers of gratitude for your open hearts.  Know that the doors of Su Casa are always open to greet you!