DEAR FRIENDS, SUPPORTERS, VOLUNTEERS, AND STAFF OF CASA CENTRAL:
I am proud to share with you our 2022 Annual Report which sets forth the impact of our service to our diverse communities throughout the Chicagoland area.
Despite the persistence of the pandemic, labor shortages, global supply chain issues, inflation, market volatility and continued societal unrest, we have remained steadfast and unwavering in our support of individuals, families, and communities who continue to need us to navigate those same challenges.
With your help, we have been able to serve in both their homes and in our center, the youngest child to the most elderly senior.
We have housed families experiencing homelessness, not only from Chicago’s Latino and African American communities, but asylum-seekers and refugees from Afghanistan to Venezuela as well. In a city which is increasingly violent, our violence prevention initiative provides support, care, and interventions to those experiencing violence in their lives and in their communities. Our after school program and our intact family program both ensure that our youth thrive, regardless of their circumstances.
We invite you to read about what we’ve accomplished, and we encourage you to envision how else you may be able to help us make our mission a reality. We look forward to a continued partnership with you that grows in the year that comes.
5,708 INDIVIDUALS & FAMILIES IMPACTED
some of those who we served in 2022 ...
PROGRAM & eARLY
a few program highlights...
of Adult Wellness Center participants reported a sense of social connectedness as a result of participation in AWC.
of adult participants in our Violence Prevention & Intervention Program reported that increased feelings of hopefulness toward their future.
of participants at our La Posada Transitional Housing Program who successfully completed the 5-part Job Readiness training series reported improvement in their job-seeking skills.
of children in our School Age Program reported that the program helps them be more academically successful at school.
Two-year-old Alex’s mother set a goal of being able to read with her son for at least 15 minutes each day. Alex, however, was not on board with this goal—due to developmental differences, sitting down and reading with his mother was hard for him. He often cried, ran away, and ignored his mother’s attempts to engage with him in this way.
The Early Learning Academy Home-Based Parent Educator and Disabilities Coordinator helped Alex get a comprehensive developmental evaluation to better understand his needs, and supported his family with enrolling him in services like occupational, developmental, and speech therapy.
The Parent Educator helped Alex’s mom to better understand and support his overall development needs, and setting structure and routines in the home. With time, Alex’s mom felt much more confident and clear about what her son needed, and now, the family really delights in reading together!
Alex’s mom encourages active learning—so Alex will hop like a frog to pick out which book he wants to read, act out the stories in the book with animal figurines while his mom reads to him, and other creative approaches to continue to build his love of learning.
Casa Central's Early Learning Academy provides safe, nurturing, bilingual, and bicultural early childhood education for children ages birth to 5 through our center-based and home-based options.
We are committed to helping every parent prepare their child for success in Kindergarten and beyond. Our program welcomes children with special needs.
NOTICE: Casa Central is not associated with the nursing home facility located at 1401 N. California Ave., Chicago, IL (Center Home Property, LLC). Center Home is not owned, operated nor in any way affiliated with Casa Central. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the nursing home, Center Home for Hispanic Elderly, please contact them directly at (773) 782-8700.
If you are seeking information regarding programs for older adults, Casa Central does offer Home Care Services and the Adult Wellness Center, which is a day service. Contact Casa Central directly for more information at 773-645-2300.