Rush Announces New Mission Statement

Rush Hospital is striving to improve the health needs of the neighborhoods it serves, as made evident in their new mission statement: “improving the health of individuals and communities we serve.” By expanding their vision outward towards the community Rush is expanding their impact. The life expectancy for west-side neighbors is less than 69 years,… Read More

Calling All Volunteers!

Market Days, presented by the Northalsted Business Alliance, on August 12-13, is the Midwest’s largest neighborhood festival. Market Days is a great event to showcase the businesses and people of “Chicago’s Proudest Neighborhood!” Food, music, and fun, all in one place! We are going to work gates at the festival, and it’s a great opportunity… Read More

CORE Center joins Community Awareness Program

The Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center’s Community Awareness Program is honored to have been a part of Illinois State Senator Patricia Van Pelt’s “2017 Summer Resource Fair.”

New Graduates of SCVT

Congratulations to our latest class of Spiritual Care Visitors, who completed their 10-week training on June 28.  Hosted by Greater St. John Bible Church in conjunction with Rush University Medical Center, the training was tailored to meet the needs of West Side pastors and their congregations. Graduates shared that the program has helped them deal with highly… Read More

Spiritual Care Visitor Training Brochure

Applications are open through August 18 for the fall sessions of our unique Spiritual Care Visitor Training. This 10-week class equips you with good listening skills and a basic knowledge of how to be a helpful presence with those in crisis. Spiritual Care Visitor Training is especially tailored to people to visit others in a… Read More

We’re crossing the border!

Bishop Anderson House is crossing the border–to Indiana! In our effort to reach more and more people, we are pleased to present two sessions of Spiritual Care Visitor Training; one in Hinsdale, IL, and one in Munster, IN. Choose between: Saturdays, Sept. 9 through Nov. 11, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Redeemer Lutheran Church, 139… Read More

The Art of Healing 2017

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Special guests made for a very special evening at the 2017 Art of Healing gala. Preston Bradley Hall was filled with 200 generous friends who donated over $80,000 to support Chaplaincy, Education and Wellness/Spirituality at Bishop Anderson House. Dr. Jay Shannon, CEO of the Cook County Health & Hospitals System congratulated honorees… Read More

Community-based CPE Comes to Bishop Anderson House

Rush University Medical Center, in partnership with Bishop Anderson House, is pleased to announce a unique offering for those interested in Chaplaincy. A community/parish-based extended (26-week) unit of clinical pastoral education will run September 18, 2017- March 23, 2018, with classes held at Bishop Anderson House Mondays from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Rev. Thomas S. Rogers,… Read More

Use Amazon Smile to Benefit BAH

Your daily purchases can now support the mission of Bishop Anderson House. It’s simple to sign up to use Amazon Smile to Benefit BAH. Just click on this link, Amazon Smile, and you’ll be directed to the Amazon Smile page for BAH. Be sure to set Amazon Smile as your bookmark for all your shopping… Read More

A Glimpse into Chaplaincy

Recently we were honored to give our partners at Project Connect a space of peace for their grief and stress as they care for folks living, and dying, with HIV/AIDS at the CORE Center.  Chaplain Jim read this lovely reflection about chaplaincy at a memorial service held in our comforting office space. During the early hours of… Read More