In these unprecedented times, mental health is in the forefront of our concerns. We know our faith is a key part of our being well. This is a time for all to pray together and share our similar journeys. This year will be different but still with the same purpose of caring and supporting one Read More
Despite facing healthcare challenges and living through a pandemic, Floretta Strong-Pulley greets each day with gratitude. “I’m so thankful to be alive,” she said. “Life is precious – I don’t want to waste a moment of it.” To help her along her gratitude journey, Floretta, who has diabetes and undergoes maintenance chemotherapy, has joined dozens Read More
Faith Leaders Take Time to Help Themselves to Better Help Others As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take hold across our nation, faith leaders have become overwhelmed by the increased demands of caring for their community during this crisis, they say. Oftentimes, caring for themselves takes a back seat to meeting the needs of those Read More
COVID-19 has brought unprecedented anxiety to the individuals and communities we serve, as the most vulnerable often have the least access to the information, resources, and care they need to stay healthy and safe. Advocate Aurora Health is excited to have you join us for our next AAH Living Well Virtual Community Conversation on Tuesday, Read More
This week, I was moved by a mindfulness teaching about surrendering attachments, living lightly on the earth, and recognizing the fleeting nature of existence. But when I tried to meditate on the “let go, let God” mantra, I was overcome with tears. It’s not just that I’m a tough audience for the “letting go” message, Read More
To show her gratitude and say thank you for the support she, her husband, Nicholas, and son, Reid, have received over the past year, Marita is giving back. She has donated clothing and other baby items for families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and has created care packages of toiletries and socks for those facing Read More
We are excited to introduce you to Trameka Brown-Berry, who recently began her new role with Advocate Aurora Health as a Faith Community Nurse in Milwaukee. Trameka has enjoyed a 13-year career in healthcare, having served six of those years as a registered nurse. In her position, Trameka promotes and maintains wellness among parishioners by Read More
Ivette Menendez and Nilda Garcia have seen firsthand how acts of love can transform a community. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Ivette, Community Connector with Advocate Health Care, and Nilda, Faith Community Nurse with Advocate, have been overwhelmed by the generosity and love shown by residents of Avondale, Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Belmont Cragin and Read More
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago, an organization of more than 60 mosques, schools and service organizations, has worked tirelessly to ensure the half-million Muslims, who call Chicagoland home, stay safe. Among its efforts: creating a task force charged with distributing food and monetary assistance to those in Read More
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