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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

Avondale Faith and Health Collaborative: Promoting Health and Well-Being for Our Community

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The Avondale Faith and Health Collaborative is a partnership of faith-rooted organizations and faith communities that have come together to improve the health and well-being of Avondale residents. We can all thrive and be healthier when we: Know and trust each other, Draw on the power of our spiritual traditions, Connect to services and programs Read More

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Meet Nilda and Ivette: Promoting the Health and Wellbeing of the Avondale Community

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The Avondale Faith and Health Collaborative is a partnership of faith-rooted organizations and faith communities that have come together to improve the health and well-being of Avondale residents. Advocate Health Care will contribute a full-time faith community nurse and community connector to design, promote, support, and execute health and wellness programs designed to mitigate key health Read More

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Healing Cards Lift Patients’ Spirits

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Something magical seems to happen whenever Chaplain Rabbi Aggie Goldenholz offers get-well cards to the patients whom she visits. “The Healing cards lift the spirits of patients who receive them,” said Goldenholz, a chaplain at Advocate Aurora Sinai Medical Center, Milwaukee.  “The patients are reminded that someone – even a stranger – cares about them.” Read More

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Islamic Foundation North participates in community research project

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The Initiative for Islam and Medicine came to IFN last August to conduct a community research project on organ donation and end of life in the Muslim community. Nancy Romanchek, Mosque Community Nurse, served as a peer educator for the two-day research project. She helped facilitate the program, which included guest speakers and lively small-group Read More

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Islamic Foundation North high school students trained to serve at health clinic

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Nancy Romanchek, Mosque Community Nurse, trained four IFN high school volunteers in the American Heart Association Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED course over two Saturday mornings this past August. The course prepared them to serve as volunteers at the IFN Health Clinic, which serves uninsured patients in Lake County. The four young women also learned Read More

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