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 E 1st St, Hinsdale, IL 60521 or Saturdays, Sept,16 through Dec. 2, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1101 Park Dr, Munster, IN 46321 Open to people of all faith traditions, this training equips spiritual care visitors with skills for effectively and competently providing [...]

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 Dr. Kimberly Joseph and The Rev. Carol Reese on their efforts to bring spiritual care to patients at Stroger Hospital. Trauma surgeon Joseph shared her vision for opening a Pastoral Care department at Stroger, saying, "If we cannot heal the spirit, we cannot resuscitate the body." Rev. [...]

Are you called to care?

Are you the one in a circle of friends that is always there for others? Does family rely on you for compassion? Do you sometimes wish you had more tools on hand when giving care? The Fall 2017 Spiritual Care Visitor Program may be just right for you. Open to people of all faith traditions, this training equips spiritual care visitors with skills for effectively and competently providing pastoral care to sick, lonely, stressed and grieving people. To be a Spiritual Care Visitor means that a person is trained to share in the responsibility of caring for the elderly, the home-bound, those in hospitals, [...]

By | 2017-03-08T11:25:13+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Education|2 Comments

Welcome New Trustees!

We welcome 7 new talented and enthusiastic trustees to our board. We are excited to have their skills and passion for our work as we move into 2017. Mary Altenbaumer Harry Cendrowski Beth Collier Trevor McClain-Duer Linda McMillan Crystal Plummer John Schumacher    

Annual BAH 2016 Newsletter

The 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

Bishop Anderson House: Providing Chaplaincy, Presenting Educational Opportunities and Promoting Wellness for over 60 years in the Chicago area.   Please consider Bishop Anderson House in your end of year giving. All December donations will be matched up to $10,000, thanks to generous challenge match donors. Please donate generously this season so that the sick, the lonely, the shunned and the grieving can be cared for and comforted.  Click now to donate.

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) [...]

Spiritual Care Week

Sharing her insights into spiritual resiliency and contemplation, The Rev. Lisa Senuta recently helped a group of care-givers develop some tools for strength in the face of caring for loved ones. A diverse class of lay chaplain training alums, professional chaplains, clergy and friends of BAH gathered in our cozy living room for 4 hours of peace and meditation. Lisa created a space for participants to step away from caregiving for self-care and silence. Taking the time to reconnect with nature and take time for self was a powerful theme of the day. The workshop was an ideal way to honor the theme [...]

By | 2016-11-02T11:18:08+00:00 October 20th, 2016|Bishop Anderson House, Chaplain, Education|0 Comments

Congratulations, Chaplain Paul!

For the past 12 months, Paul Goodenough has been serving as Bishop Anderson House's full-time chaplain fellow at Stroger Hospital. Paul's passion and compassion have earned him the respect of his colleagues in the Trauma unit and throughout the hospital. After months of patiently working to become fully "badged" in the Cook County Health System, Paul now proudly wears the Stroger badge and will be able to provide an even higher level of care to patients. We share in his delight at being fully incorporated into the Hospital system. Paul recently completed his 2000th hour of supervised professional chaplaincy, and [...]

By | 2016-10-04T15:23:32+00:00 October 4th, 2016|Advocacy, Chaplain, Education|0 Comments

Partnering with Episcopal Charities and Community Services

For over 50 years, Bishop Anderson House has been affiliated with Episcopal Charities and Community Services in the Diocese of Chicago. In 1957 the first “United Episcopal Charities Appeal” raised $37,000 as a result of a consolidated appeal for funding to support the work of eight partner agencies, and ECCS has been a major supporter of BAH ever since. Every year since its founding in 1960, Episcopal Charities makes annual grants to ministry partners. These grants are especially valued because they are for general operating support, providing the resources agencies use to ensure excellence in their ministries. The average grant [...]