As hospital staff and caregivers are stretched more and more, some hospitals are initiating a "Code Lavender" to prevent burnout. Bishop Anderson House has long supported health care workers, from sharing prayer shawls and Teddy Bears with nurses to offering educational opportunities to physicians and students. Currently, Chaplain Cherryl leads monthly workshops to promote self-care and avoid staff burnout for staff and volunteers at Project Connect, Cook County Hospital System. We are honored to provide a safe and comforting place where health care workers facing the hardest challenges can "unpack" their deepest concerns. In 2016 we hope to offer several stress [...]
Each year we mail a newsletter to our friends, kind of like an annual Christmas letter. We are eager to celebrate our successes, share our work and thank our donors. The 2014 annual report features the insightful stories: Nursing Home: Ministry and Holy Presence and An Intern's Reflection, as well as festive photos from the Catch the Latin Spirit benefit. BAH_NewsLtrWeb summer 2014 We hope you enjoy the review of a very busy year.
"Shawls ... made for centuries universal and embracing, are symbolic of an inclusive, unconditionally loving, God. They wrap, enfold, comfort, cover, give solace, mother, hug, shelter and beautify. Those who have received these shawls have been uplifted and affirmed, as if given wings to fly above their troubles..." Janet Severi Bristow Bishop Anderson House is blessed with a contingent of prayer shawl knitters from across the Chicago region who gather and create loving works of art meant to comfort those in distress. The shawl maker begins with prayers and blessings for the recipient, and shawls are often blessed during worship services. Once [...]