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A special message to faith leaders from Shirley Fleming and Kirsten Peachey, co-directors of The Center for Faith and Community Health Transformation

The World Health Organization recently declared COVID-19 a global pandemic.  Understandably, you have many questions and concerns for yourself and those to whom you minister in your congregation and community.  It is a scary time! We want to fight fear and equip faith leaders with information and resources to support the social, emotional and spiritual Read More

Thank you to All Who Attended and Helped Make Jan. 30 Convening a Success!

Thank you to All Who Attended and Helped Make Jan. 30 Convening a Success!

See Photos See Videos See Workshop Descriptions See Presentation Materials See Program for the day See Speaker Biographies Together, we: learned about the intersection of faith, trauma and resilience, learned practical ways to promote healing and build resilience in our communities, and discovered concrete actions we can take to create, model and guide transformation to Read More

Staying Socially Connected This Winter

By Keri Lipperini, Director, Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs, Administration for Community Living Winter is upon us. While some may enjoy the colder climates, others may start withdrawing from activities and disconnecting from family and friends. Those who suffer from seasonal depression will face an even harder battle as they withdraw until springtime returns. Read More

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The South Chicago Community is a Finalist for $10 million Prize – Attend Feb. 29 Event to Learn More!

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All are invited to learn more and give input on a Chicago Prize proposal that could bring nine new developments to the South Chicago neighborhood.Projects include affordable housing, recreation, culture, and new businesses. February 29 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 3039 E. 91st Street, Chicago RSVP here.  

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Eagle Scout Teaches 8th Graders Life-Saving Skills

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Thanks to Anthony Rios’ hard work and dedication, 60 confirmands at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic School, Crystal Lake, IL, have the skills and knowledge to save a person’s life. Anthony, 16, recently led a “Future Life Savers” AED and CPR training session at the school to fulfill his Eagle Scout Service Project requirement. “I Read More

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Honoring Black History Month and Raising Awareness about African American Mental Health

As we honor black history during February, we also take this opportunity to raise awareness of mental health in the black community. Communities of color have historically faced unique difficulties in accessing mental and behavioral health care, which is further compounded by stigma. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health Read More

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Khalil Center provides culturally competent and spiritually integrated care for Muslim Americans

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Khalil Center is a psychological and spiritual wellness center pioneering the application of traditional Islamic spiritual healing methods to modern clinical psychology. Located in Lombard, IL, Khalil Center meets the needs of Chicago area Muslims, many of whom say Islamically integrated services by a provider who shares religious values is extremely important, according to Khalil Read More

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Welcome, Anya!

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Anya Gordon has a passion for helping others. Her new role at Advocate Aurora Health as Program Specialist on Faith and Community Health allows her to do just that – and make a direct impact on her community. “This role is well suited for me,” she said. “It’s in line with my personal passion and Read More

A joint project of Advocate Health Care & the OCEAN-HP at the University of Illinois at Chicago.