YWCA La Voz Latina

YWCA La Voz Latina maintains a strong focus on helping Latino/Hispanic families achieve self-sufficiency and become active and productive members of our community.

YWCA La Voz Latina offers a wide variety of services and programs for the Latino community in the northwestern counties of Illinois. The department maintains a strong focus on education for youth and adults, health promotion and strong families.

  • Adult Education: One on one parenting classes and educational workshops.
  • Advocacy Services: Advocacy for at risk families and in crisis, immigrant and refugee assistance, information, orientation and referral to services.
  • Public Benefits: Assistance in obtaining public aid programs and services and case management services to provide follow-up after application is submitted; appeal cases when necessary.
  • Information and referral services: Connecting those needing additional assistance to social services, public benefits, immigration services, and any culturally sensitive and competent services available in the community.
  • Case Management: Assisting families involved with the DCFS system reunify with their children, eliminate all factors of instability, become self-sufficient and connected to resources.
  • Home Visiting for at risk families: helping families eliminate at risk factors through; home visits, connection to community service agencies, parenting information and encouragement, parent-child interaction activities, referrals to early intervention, and developmental screenings.
  • Language Proficiency Assessments: services for businesses and offices that want to determine what level of proficiency their bilingual employees have.
  • Community Service: health and job fairs, participation in cultural events, and community committees and initiatives.
  • Partner Abuse Intervention Program: classes offered to men in Spanish & English to help them recognize and understand their abusive behaviors and refrain from engaging in them.
  • Illinois Welcoming Center: a one-stop human service center designed to help immigrants navigate Illinois’ human services delivery system.