Blog Posts from October, 2017

Ground Breaking of St. Anthony’s Apartments

20171030 120819 copy Today, Heartland Housing, a non-profit organization that is part of Chicago-based Heartland Alliance, and community partners gather to celebrate the upcoming construction of St. Anthony’s Apartments. The former St. Anthony’s Hospital will be renovated into 60 units of permanent supportive housing. The new St. Anthony’s Apartments are expected to open in October 2018.

Not All Safety Hats Are Yellow

Hat-toque-people-cold-winter-pom-pom-690730 Here is something to consider as we approach the cold months ahead. Last winter when I was at the St. Ben’s Community Meal an encounter with one of our guests stuck in my head. I dined with a woman who would be about my mother’s age. She was friendly and shared where she went to school, places where she worked and how her family drew away when her mental illness symptoms worsened. Now she was homeless most of the time. She spent nights in shelters or wherever she could find solace.