Posts from the “What’s New” Category
Meet the HAS staff responsible for enrolling individuals in health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Open enrollment is over, but our In-Person Counselors (IPCs) are still enrolling newly eligible individuals and helping enrollees understand their new benefits. Meet the team here.
Participants in the Neighborhood Violence Prevention Program recently completed the Journey to My Better Self Career Empowerment Workshop. This program is designed to prepare youth on parole for an entry level position that will put them on the path of economic self-sufficiency. Eighty-seven percent of participants who complete the program receive a job, and 95 … [Read More…]
Thanks to the HAS Transitional Housing and Residence programs, to Bradburne, Briller, & Johnson, and to all the community members who helped prepare our new community garden at our first site cleanup day Saturday. The site will soon feature vegetable and flower gardens, recreational space, and more! In addition to fresh, quality food and neighborhood … [Read More…]
April is National Alcohol Awareness Month! Please join us in observing the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence (NCADD’s) Alcohol-Free Weekend, which takes place on the first weekend of April (April 5-7, 2013). During Alcohol-Free Weekend, NCADD extends an open invitation to all Americans to engage in three alcohol-free days to raise public awareness … [Read More…]
HAS’s Partner Abuse Intervention Program (PAIP) and one of our PAIP participants were recently profiled in Hoy newspaper. Read the stories here: http://www.vivelohoy.com/noticias/8320764/a-morning-in-domestic-abuser-therapy http://www.vivelohoy.com/noticias/8313629/the-slow-path-to-change-for-jimmy-lituma
From the Governor’s Office: Governor Quinn and HHS Secretary Sebelius Announce Health Insurance Marketplace for Illinois State-Federal Partnership Created by the Affordable Care Act Will Deliver Quality Health Care to Hundreds of Thousands in Illinois by End of First Year CHICAGO – February 13, 2013. Governor Pat Quinn and U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) … [Read More…]
February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month. Resources are available on these websites: www.teendvmonth.org www.cdc.gov/features/datingviolence www.loveisrespect.org
The Youth Prevention Program’s work with Hedges Elementary School and the Peace and Education Coalition to prevent youth substance abuse was recently profiled in The Gate newspaper. Program staff work with parents in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, helping them develop strategies for talking with their kids about drugs and alcohol and preventing their … [Read More…]
The FY 2011 Annual Report is now available on our website. Please take a look at it here.
Pictures from the Postpartum Depression Program’s 2011 holiday party are now on Facebook. The PPD program held two events, one each for participants on the north and south sides of the city. The parties featured refreshments, games and prizes, and a visit from Santa. PPD Program staff also provided presents (Christmas decorations and bath and … [Read More…]