Help us on Giving Tuesday

By |2018-11-23T13:55:39+00:00November 23rd, 2018|Bishop Anderson House|

Create a Giving Tuesday fundraiser to support the work of Bishop Anderson House! All funds raised between 7 and 10am EST on November 27th will be matched. Exciting, right? Your generous gifts go to provide spiritual care training and inter-faith chaplaincy to communities throughout Chicago- with special focus on Stroger Cook County Hospital. This hospital is on the front lines of caring for victims of gun violence and their families, yet has no staff chaplains. It is part of BAH’s vision to make sure these folks are cared for. This every little bit helps mission move forward. Prefer to [...]

Sneak Peek

By |2018-11-23T13:30:05+00:00November 23rd, 2018|Bishop Anderson House|

2018 Newsletter Watch your mailbox for our Annual Report and end of year newsletter! Not on our mailing list? Contact Ann at  

A Visit From Chaplain Jim

By |2018-11-07T17:38:05+00:00November 7th, 2018|Bishop Anderson House|

Three people in the grip of serious addiction, two dealing with heroin, one with alcohol.  All dealing also with HIV.  One is receiving methadone treatment at the hospital, hoping to transition to a residential facility where she can get the help and support needed to stay off the street and away from the cycle that has repeatedly drawn her in.  I listen and we talk about her strengths and weaknesses, what works for her, what works against her.  She wears a mask (I do too) but when she talks about her resilience her eyes smile in a beautiful way above the mask.  We talk about [...]

Not one, but TWO new Chaplains

By |2018-10-16T11:41:42+00:00October 14th, 2018|Bishop Anderson House|

Thanks to donor support and board member passion, we were able to double our capacity at Stroger this month We are thrilled to introduce you to Matt Seeds and Micheal Smith, our two new chaplains at Stroger Hospital. Matt and Micheal started this week and they will be providing more coverage in the Cook County Hospital Trauma and Critical Care Units than ever before offered. Matt hails from Pennsylvania and has been working as a chaplain and manager of spiritual care over three continuing care retirement facilities (there were 26 communities in total that were part of this system).  He completed his [...]

Spiritual Care Week Focus–Caring for Hospital Staff

By |2018-10-16T13:18:01+00:00October 1st, 2018|Bishop Anderson House|

The work days are long, and the tasks are intense, but everyone at the CORE Center of Cook County gives 110% day after day to ensure the highest quality care for people living with infections diseases. This year, to celebrate National Spiritual Care Week, Bishop Anderson House is partnering with CORE to present "Breathe Deep Day." The Rev. Laurie Michaels will present deep relaxation sessions so that everyone from administrative staff to physicians to case workers can take a break and learn a valuable self-care tool to fight burnout. Self care always includes healthy snacks and beverages, and we throw [...]

Campaign Kicks Off at The Art of Healing

By |2018-06-11T16:37:52+00:00May 15th, 2018|Bishop Anderson House|

  On May 6th we officially kicked our Campaign for the Next 70 Years.  At The Art of Healing benefit, Executive Director Tommy Rogers proclaimed that  Bishop Anderson House has set a goal of raising $1.75 million over the next 3 years--and generous donors have already pledged $600,000. We are building a financial base to ensure that we can provide Chaplaincy, Education and Spirituality and Wellness through the end of this century. Our bold new vision of hybrid spiritual care visitor education combining in-person classes with online training will become a reality. Named the Ron Valentine Spiritual Care Visitor Training Center, [...]