Faith & Health News and Updates

  • ‘…something much needed for the community.’

    Cindy Novak

      Thanks to an outpouring of love and support from community members, 800 women at risk for isolation received a special card on Mother’s Day. The Southland Gratitude Room Mother’s Day Card Project, established by Patricia Jackson, Community Health Worker with Advocate Aurora Health, exceeded expectations, with organizers receiving more cards than anticipated. “We wanted Read More

  • Advance Care Planning: A Call to Action for Faith Communities

    Cindy Novak

    By Ashley Whitaker and Alyson Capp Advance Care Planning helps individuals think intentionally about their beliefs and what gives their life meaning and beauty. Faith and spirituality are often such sources of meaning for our lives. The process of Advance Care Planning helps us articulate what is most important and provides a firm foundation for Read More

  • Finding Hope After Trauma

    Cindy Novak

    After a group of youth carjacked her at gunpoint last July, Alyssa Blanchard was so traumatized, she feared going outside, even to pick up a package from her front porch. “For a long time, it was difficult to be around children who weren’t related to me,” said Alyssa, a teacher and native of Chicago’s Southeast Read More

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