El Rescate Transitional Living Program & Basic Center Program is proud in participating in an initiative of the Digital Storage Immersion pilot program, sponsored by the Chicago Youth Storage Initiative Organization. This pilot program allows our youth the ability to have quick, simple, easy access and a safe storage to their personal documents, records and /or Employment applications as well as simplifying our youth outreach efforts. As part of the Digital Storage Immersion pitot program, we were presented with various Tablets and Keyboards to assist achieving both of our programs mission statements. Mission being El Rescate Transitional Living Program is to provide identity -affirming housing to homeless LGBTQ youth ages consisting of 18 to 24. Some being HIV- positive and to provide support services to assist with their transition to independence. & Basic Center Program goal is to expand services that address the immediate needs of Latinos and African American youth 12 to 18 years of age living in Chicago Metropolitan who are identify as LGBTQ and have run away from their home or are homeless.
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The Puerto Rican Cultural Center is proud to introduce one of its newest program initiatives: The El Rescate Basic Center Program. This new program represents an expansion of our existing El Rescate umbrella services aimed at homeless youth. The Basic Center focuses on serving Latino and African American LGBTQ youth who are 12 to 18 years of age and helps connect them with temporary shelter*, health insurance coverage, educational and vocational opportunities, job readiness, social and relational skills, mental health resources, and recreational programming. All of our services are confidential and youth oriented and focused.
El Rescate Basic Center provides case management services and works with qualifying youth for housing and long-term support so that they may thrive and succeed in their life paths. Our bilingual team is there to facilitate programs that will help youth explore their options, develop needed self-care skills and activate their potential and creativity through the freedom of expression and within an accepting, understanding, and supportive environment. El Rescate Basic Center proudly operates out of the historical Humboldt Park community reaching out to youth throughout Chicagoland area.
If you or anyone you know is in need of our services, or to learn more about us please call (872)829-2654
We are happy to announce a new initiative, El Rescate Basic Center. El Rescate Basic Center is a LGBTQ shelter focused on family reunification, life skills development, continuing education and job placement serving youth 12 to 18 years of age while providing enriching and rewarding experiences in a safe zone to call home while practicing acceptance and tolerance of all identities. ERBC strives to develop self-sufficiency and adaptability for successful future outcomes of the youths we serve. El Rescate Basic Center is an initiative of The Puerto Rican Cultural Center and is dedicated to helping displaced youth explore options and take action in their lives.
As we proceed to establish our neighborhood relationships, we look forward to learning more about all other initiatives and hope to be of service as we collaborate to provide quality services to our communities. We are very excited and looking forward to working with youth in need. If you would like to learn more about El Rescate Basic Center.