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  • Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago: Taking Care of Neighbors in Time of COVID-19

    Cindy Novak

    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

  • Mental Illness Does Not Fear the Pandemic

    Cindy Novak

    My 19-year-old son isn’t social distancing. He isn’t washing his hands as much as he should. He leaves all day and comes home in the middle of the night. I have other young adult children living in my home following all the rules. “You are his parents, why don’t you just make him stay in? Read More

  • Community Spotlight:  SamaraCare

    Cindy Novak

    HISTORY: SamaraCare was originally founded in 1971 as an independent, interfaith, non-profit mental health counseling organization by three Naperville congregations to address the unmet mental health needs of the community. Since then, it has expanded to serving the mental health care needs of clients residing in Chicago’s western suburbs, spanning western Cook, DuPage, Kane, Will Read More

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