La Casa de Amistad is a not-for-profit, charitable organization, which functions as a community center on the west side of South Bend. It was founded in October 1973 as a youth outreach program in response to the many needs confronting Hispanic teenagers.
In 1975 La Casa officially incorporated and proposals were submitted petitioning additional funding for full-time personnel. As a result of various grants and numerous private donors, La Casa de Amistad in 1980 moved its operations from a home on South Warren Street to its current location at 746 South Meade Street. In 1985, La Casa became a United Way agency.
In keeping with its original mission, La Casa continues to offer opportunities for Hispanic and other youth in order to help them succeed in society while, at the same time, maintaining a sense of cultural pride.