A Safe Haven: Alumni leave finance to help those in addiction recovery
In the early-1990s, Neli Vazquez-Rowland (BA ’85) and her husband, Brian Rowland (BBA ’89), were flourishing in the financial field. She was a successful financial advisor, managing portfolios for the wealthy. He did index arbitrage at the Chicago Board of Trade, profiting from market inefficiencies. Then the bottom fell out. Brian was Continue...
The N Beat: Finding a Way Home Again (ASHF resident Marisol and her daughter Esmaralda tell their story)
March 26, 2011 (WLS) — Hosted by Theresa Gutierrez, with special contributions by ABC7’s John Garcia, THE N BEAT will put a face on homelessness in Chicago’s Latino community. THE N BEAT: “Finding a Way Home Again,” will air Saturday, March 26 at 6:00 p.m. with an encore presentation on Sunday, March 27 at 4:30 p.m. […] Continue...
Lyric Opera’s “Hercules” puts modern twist on soldiers’ difficulties coming home (ASHF clients identify with on-stage trauma)
A new production at the Lyric Opera of Chicago that opens tonight uses an ancient tale to explore a modern problem. It fast-forwards Handel’s “Hercules” to America, today. Hercules becomes an American general who’s returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. The opera explores how difficult it can be for soldiers and their families to Continue...
Chicago charities help people living in poverty
Theresa Gutierrez September 16, 2010 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — The need for help keeps growing. More people in America are now living in poverty. According to the Census bureau, it’s the most people in poverty since 1994. The report covers 2009. According to the Census bureau, a little more than 14 percent of Americans are now living […] Continue...
Haiti Evacuees in Crisis in Chicago at A Safe Haven
A Safe Haven Foundation/CCIL hosted over 240 survivors of the Haiti Earthquake in Chicago. It is an amazing story of a Community of Public/Private and Community Volunteers and Donors coming together to make a difference! If you would like to consider learning more about A Safe Haven and/or donating to the cause of homelessness and […]
Group creates A Safe Haven for recovery
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A Safe Haven 2009 Chicago St Patricks Parade
A Safe Haven 2009 Chicago St. Patricks Day Parade, ASH Saluted CCIL on their 100 Year Anniversary. The ASH Float was joined by ASH Executives, Staff, Clients, former clients, family and friends and CCIL Executive, Board Member and Staff. A Safe Haven is “heralded” as one of the most effective, integrated continuum of care and […]
Substance Abuse Funding Cut In Illinois impacts Women in Recovery
Over 42,000 people in the State of Illinois are being impacted by the Illinois Budget Cuts of 43% or $110,000,000 for funding to help those “afflicted” with the diseases of substance abuse and alcoholism. This video describes the despair of one courageous mother who has been “impacted” and forced to move out of a recovery […] Continue...