Each Thanksgiving, LUCHA’s Resident Services Program hosts a holiday dinner program at Humboldt Park Residence (HPR). With staff, local partners, and 30 LUCHA tenants in attendance, this year’s celebration was filled with joy, warmth and the delicious aroma of tenants’ and staff homemade cooking, including traditional Puerto Rican fare like pasteles and pollo guisado.
In true LUCHA tradition, those in attendance shared what they were grateful for. Emilia*, a tenant who had previously experienced homelessness, expressed her gratitude for HPR and the family environment that she and other tenants have cultivated through the work of the Resident Services Program. The most popular response?: the impressive and expansive spread of food!
*Names and identifying details have been altered to respect privacy.