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Our Vision

Through our mental health, case management, community organizing activities, research initiatives, and consultation services, we aim to promote the holistic well-being of individuals and families who have been impacted by systemic oppression.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to facilitate access to healing resources among community residents who face systemic oppression. Our goal is to address the impacts of trauma and violence, and to work in partnership with communities to be active agents of structural transformation

What We Realized

Our collective 45 year experiencing came from being a part of and witnessing the innate power in creating spaces of healing.

We recognized the need for an alternative model of service delivery.

We realized we couldn’t be emancipatory in a space built on oppressive hierarchy and ego.

Starting Up

Centro Sanar has been incubating at The Port Ministries since March 2020 and obtained our 501(c)(3) status in April 2022. We are extremely grateful for the support and continued collaboration with The Port Ministries. The Port Ministries is a cornerstone in the Back of the Yards community. You can learn more about The Port Ministries' work and impact here: www.theportministries.org

Guiding Principles

Embracing people unconditionally and without judgment.
Personal transformation is integrally connected with structural transformation.
We support those who are on the front lines of community organizing and advocacy efforts.
Commitment to collective healing.
Enacting our collective vision for structural transformation.
Restorative justice as a conflict resolution tool both within the organization and in the community.
Wellness as a human right.

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Informative Theories



Cultural Humility

Trauma informed

Structural and Social Framework

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Business Contact:
PO BOX 8145
Chicago IL 60608

Co-Locations for Support

Centro Sanar Home Office 
2645 W 51st Street
Chicago IL 60632
3357 W 55th St.
Chicago IL 60632
Immaculate Conception
2745 w 44th St.
Chicago IL 60632