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.
By PRCC Staff
Regardless of the origin of Thanksgiving and its original purpose, the day was officially set aside to give solemn thanksgiving and praise. On Wednesday November 25 , 2015, El Rescate staff and residents came together to give solemn thanksgiving and praise for the past year by preparing a wonderful dinner for all to share. With one heart and one voice, all came together to express the grateful feelings of Thanksgiving. On Wednesday, in preparation of the wonderful Thanksgiving dinner, three turkeys and a myriad of side dishes were prepared by the resident’s and staff. All the residents, invited guests, and staff circled the table and held hands to express individual gratitude not only for the dinner but for El Rescate as a program, and the staff for assisting them during challenging times throughout the past year.
El Rescate resident’s and staff want to give thanks to Ms. Lugo for offering her wonderful space located on Division St. where our Thanksgiving Dinner took place. Also, we want to thank you Alderman Maldonado for the three turkeys that he donated, as well as other community partners and community residents that kindly contributed to the Thanksgiving Dinner by donating all sources of food for preparation.
We’re excited to be taking part in “The Out In The Open Sleep Out”. We are in the midst of our fundraising efforts. We have set a fundraising goal and we would be grateful for your support in reaching it.
Will you support our team in building awareness and support our city’s youth who are experiencing homelessness?
By PRCC Staff
El Rescate Program, participated in the downtown rally that was coordinated by The Chicago Coalition For Homelessness, where About 130 homeless youths, service providers, advocates, and community members rallied outside the Thompson Center last Wednesday . We called on Governor Rauner to work with the General Assembly to end the state budget stalemate and resume funding vital human service programs, including shelters and services to homeless youth in Illinois. Please support this initiative by contacting Governor Rauner and your state legislators to ask for a fair budget.