The Art of Healing 2017

The Art of Healing 2017


The Art of Healing 2017

Chicago Cultural Center

May 7, 2017, 5 to 8 p.m.

“Advancing the well-being of individuals and communities where healthcare meets the human spirit.”


Use Amazon Smile to Benefit BAH

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 needs, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Bishop Anderson Foundation whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.

Annual BAH 2016 Newsletter

Annual BAH 2016 Newsletter

december-2016-newsletter-pg-1The Annual Newsletter is here! 2016 has been a busy year for the staff of Bishop Anderson House, and our programs have thrived, and so the theme of our newsletter is “Gratitude.” We have notes and stories from all our staff, updates from our Board of Trustees, and a few alumni spotlights from our Spiritual Care Visitor Alumn!

If you would like to receive a copy, please let us know by calling the office at (312)563-4825, or by emailing Director of Development, Becky Duggan here.


Click here to read the 2016 BAH Newsletter

#GivingTuesday all month long

#GivingTuesday all month long

Open House festivities a real treat

Open House festivities a real treat

The Bishop Anderson House family gathered around our new table last week–literally and figuratively!

We were joined for breakfast by Penny McMillan, grand-daughter of THE Bishop Anderson, her daughter Susan, and daughter-in-law Linda. Penny regaled us with family stories and helped us learn more about the Anderson descendants. The family particularly enjoyed seeing an historic photo of Bishop Anderson that Becky found online. We are forever grateful to the McMillan family for the substantial donation that made much of the office restoration possible and appreciate their efforts to keep their family legacy vibrant.

Later in the afternoon, group of BAH friends (our family) gathered  to celebrate the completed renovation. Alumni of our programs, chaplains, board members, and Illinois Medical District staff toasted in the beautiful new “living room,” which was recreated due to the generosity of Michael Leppen. Project Coordinator Kerri Callahan was on hand for the reveal, and she even brought the world’s best painter, Ricky P. to the open house. We are grateful for all the time, talent and treasure that went into this exciting project–we love working in our new space.

Come see us someday soon and be a part of our fresh “new” history. Perhaps you would like to have a small retreat or work event–we are open to guests using the space. Either way, the door to our House is always open to you.



June news

June news

Our latest newsletter has something for everyone.  Click to read about our successful benefit, our new Chaplain Jim Croegaert, the Volunteer Spiritual Care Visitor Training and more.


“The Art of Healing”–a night to remember

Many thanks to each of our supporters who joined us on May 1st to celebrate the mission and ministry of Bishop Anderson House.

Over 150 guests wined and dined, laughed and listened to a variety of compelling stories about the value and importance of volunteer and professional chaplaincy.

Event Chair Becky Duggan shone in the beautiful Society of Arts gallery as she led the crowd to bid on items and implored them to have fun while doing so.

Dave Kyllo opened the night with an amazing grace, proclaiming the “wow” of what we do. Chaplain Paul Goodenough shared his valuable insight, learned in the trauma wards:

5 + 1 messages of resilience for trauma survivors, adapted from Healing Hurt People for chaplain work:

1. You are safe

2. It isn’t happening now

3. You are a good person

4. You are a blessing to others

5. You have a future

6. You are loved

Later, Executive Director Tommy Rogers, shared his story of “Why Bishop Anderson House?” followed by President Erin Emery revealing the vision of the Board of Trustees and highlighting the work of the staff. She introduced Marion Faldet Volunteer of the Year Bill Totsch, who spoke eloquently about his history with Bishop Anderson House. After the crowd recognized Bill with a standing ovation, Ann Ryba introduced co-award winner Ron Valentine, whose passion for pastoral care and chaplaincy is contagious. After Ron was warmly recognized by the guests, primo auctioneer Kay Lewis led the crowd in raising nearly $16,000 at the Paddle Raise. Bishop Jeff Lee blessed us into the night with a resounding version of “All You Need is Love.”

Over all, the event raised $60,000+ to support chaplaincy, pastoral care and to serve those in need of solace and comfort. We thank each and every one of you for supporting our ministries so generously.

Latest Newsletter bursting with events

We hope you enjoy our latest newsletter.

We sincerely invite you to join us this year for the Art of Healing, on Sunday, May 1, 2016.

Click here for tickets or to donate.

 Whether you can join us at the table, or join us in spirit with a financial gift, please know that more people are being touched every day thanks to friends like you.

Spirited Adventure to Cuba

Spirited Adventure to Cuba

Thanks for your wonderful support. We collected winter clothing for the CORE Center and Project Connect, raised over $3000 for Bishop Anderson House and cheered on the Cubs.

We are grateful for your willing support!

Win a trip for 2 to Miami!

Two nights at the fabulous Blue Moon Hotel South Beach

Dinner at Moreno’s Cuba

Airfare from Chicago to Miami

Buy raffle tickets online today–only $5.00 each

Need not be present to win; online tickets added automatically to the drawing. Each Spirited Adventure guest who brings clothing for HIV patients wins a free raffle ticket!

Buy tickets today to Spirited Adventure to Cuba

Tuesday October 20, 2015, 5:30- 8:30 p.m.

DS Tequila Restaurant

$35 for unlimited food and drink

(Cost at Door: $40)

Tickets are not mailed; your registration is held at the door

Join us for a night of cigars, dominoes, Cuba Libres and all things Cubano as we celebrate our newest venture, providing chaplain services to the staff and patients affiliated with the CORE Center. Work with Project Connect continues our long time affiliation with the Cook County Hospital System.facebook banner