For the safety of our fellows and those they serve we are not hosting immersion groups at this time. We will revisit this possibility when there is significant improvement in the status of COVID-19. If you would like to be contacted when we are hosting immersion groups again, please reach out to Katie Cashman at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to a time when we can once again welcome your students into the Amate House Community.
Relevant Information When Immersion Groups Resume
Amate House has two fellow communities in Chicago, located in the neighborhoods of McKinley Park and Little Village. One of these communities lives in a former convent and one community lives in a converted two-flat. The Amate House fellows live in a community based on the values of faith, service, community, social justice, and stewardship. Groups will stay in one of our fellow communities during their visit and are invited to engage with our communities by joining in reflections and sharing meals. You may also opt out of our community building activities should you prefer. Groups should bring sleeping bags, pillows and shower items.
Our housing is limited to 12 people per group, including chaperones.
Amate House will provide all meals for participants during their stay. A continental breakfast and food for bagged lunch will be made available. Dinner will be prepared by the Amate House fellows. Amate House fellows practice simple living; therefore, meals are simple, but sustainable. Please encourage your participants to experience living simply during their week of service.
Amate House staff are willing to plan your service experience. Please let us know if you would like your trip to have a theme or focus. We are also ready and willing to lead reflections during the week.
The cost for our Urban Immersion experience is $45 per person, per night. This price includes food, lodging, and agenda. Half of your trip cost is due at the time you book your trip and will reserve your spot with us. The remainder of the cost will be due one month before your group arrives. If you plan to organize your own service activities, the cost is $40 per night.