Sunday, May 29, 2016

Amate House is the young adult volunteer program of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Since our founding in 1984, we have been dedicated to providing young adults with opportunities for personal, professional, and spiritual growth. Our program is designed to support and form leaders for the Church and world, as well as to provide services in response to the needs of the poor and marginalized.

Each year, Amate House Volunteers devote a year of their lives to serving in Chicago. These young adults live in community houses in the neighborhoods where they serve, spend 40+ hours a week performing critical tasks at financially-strapped nonprofits, parishes, and schools in the city, and participate in a formation program that encourages them to understand and explore the link between Christian faith and service.

Buy a Brick for our Prayer Garden

Our brick garden has been installed at our South House and is a permanent reminder of just how many people have made Amate House what it is today.  We are selling bricks to commemorate our Friends, Supporters, and Alumni, and special memories, events, and intentions.  Click here to buy a brick today!


Call for Vehicle Donations

Looking to upgrade vehicles?  Amate House is currently looking for in-kind donations of vehicles for volunteer transportation.  If you (or someone you know) would be interested in making an in-kind, tax-deductible donation of a vehicle, please call us at 773.376.2445 or email Alison Archer at Thanks!


Support Amate House by Shopping on Amazon

Looking for a quick, easy way to support Amate House? Use AmazonSmile! Every time you make a purchase through, The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to Amate House at no additional cost to you! The shopping experience at is identical to, with the added benefit of supporting our cause! Please click here for additional information!











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