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. [...]

The Art of Healing 2017

Join us at The Art of Healing 2017 Chicago Cultural Center May 7, 2017, 5 to 8 p.m. Buy your tickets--$125 per person Purchase a table of 10, $1250.00 Enjoy cocktails overlooking Millennium Park and dive into a divine dinner prepared by Jordan's Food of Distinction. Honor The Rev. Carol Reese and Dr. Kimberly Joseph as we celebrate their efforts to bring chaplaincy to patients at Stroger Hospital. Bid on one of a kind prizes, including a catered picnic for 8 at a Grant Park Music Festival Concert Your generosity will sustain us as we grow into our mission statement: "Advancing the well-being of individuals [...]

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) [...]

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 [...]

Chaplaincy in the Public Square

Friends, We are pleased to announce a conference, “Chaplaincy in the Public Square,” to be held at Rush University Medical Center on June 17, 2016 from 8:30-4 pm, Room 994 Armour Academic Center. The United States has been described as a society where peoples’ ties to faith communities are weakening. Winnifred Sullivan, our first plenary speakers, will present the argument that this may open new opportunities for chaplains’ spiritual care. However, advancing chaplaincy will still require making a compelling case for it. Chaplain Christopher Swift, our second plenary speaker, has helped make the case for chaplaincy care in the UK, [...]

“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, [...]