The Pilsen Wellness Center, Inc. actively seeks to provide holistic human services to individuals and families through culturally sensitive education, prevention, treatment, and recovery interventions. These services are geared toward supporting family relationships, facilitating community empowerment, and stimulating economic development.
The organization has historically served the predominantly Latino-origin communities of Pilsen (Lower West Side) and Little Village (South Lawndale) in Chicago, and has since expanded the original service areas to include Archer Heights, New City, Brighton Park, Gage Park, McKinley Park, and South Chicago as well as the suburban communities of Cicero, Berwyn, Stone Park, and Melrose Park, Illinois. The agency provides culturally sensitive services to a multicultural population with limited financial resources. The organization’s mission has remained providing quality behavioral health care, prevention and educational services to economically disadvantaged children and families.
The Pilsen Wellness Center operates eight distinct program sites throughout the Chicagoland area. The Center specializes in culturally competent mental health services, addictions treatment, afterschool programming, alternative education, and HIV prevention. Originally known as the Pilsen-Little Village Community Mental Health Center, Inc., the recent name change to the Pilsen Wellness Center, Inc. in April 2008 reflects the organization’s continued expansion into new service areas in keeping with their multi-dimensional approach to treatment and recovery interventions.
Understanding wellness to mean an actively sought goal, which considers both physical and mental health, prevention and education, the new name better defines the Center’s holistic treatment approach. The Center values the uniqueness of the bicultural person. This translates into supportive programs which facilitate a process of healing for participants and their families through the staff’s in depth understanding of how levels of acculturation, socioeconomic factors, and the immigrant experience impact treatment services. The Center’s staff helps families address acculturation, behavioral, emotional, and adjustment problem issues.
Please browse our website for concise program descriptions, specific location and contact information, as well as employment opportunities and learning links for additional resources.
The Pilsen Wellness Center, Inc.’s professional, bilingual, and bicultural staff looks forward to serving you