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Our Impact

Northwestern University Settlement House serves over 7,000 Chicagoans each year. The programs and services we offer empower those we serve and seek to disrupt generational poverty in our communities. We strive to meet the pressing needs of everyone who comes through our doors with dignity and respect. We encourage you to visit our program pages to learn more about our work.

Our Work in Action

Our programs have been changing lives for more than 130 years. Click below to learn more about the ways in which we are living out our mission through the services that matter most to our families.



Number of children enrolled in our Early Childhood Education program which provides childcare, education, and meals for working families.

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Number of meals served to neighbors in need in 2021.


Hours of service we provided to those in need through our different programs.

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Number of shows and events we have hosted for children and organizations since 2018.



Percentage of our scholars who matriculate to high school.

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Average number of activities we have for schools in the Illinois and Wisconsin area.  These activities benefit thousands of children in need.

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Number of children currently enrolled in our After School program.

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Number of patients we treat per year through our low cost mental health services.

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Number of children we have helped in the last year deal with family substance abuse and loss of a loved one.


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