Part of caring for others is working to improve communities. Bishop Anderson House invests energy in advocating for health care reform and working to prevent gun violence.

CROSSwalk

CROSSwalk is an effort of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago to engage people of faith and community organizations in addressing the escalating violence against youth in Chicago. Bishop Anderson House participates in the annual 4-mile procession from St James Commons to Stroger Hospital to highlight the tragedy of hundreds of shootings and deaths in our city each year.

Stroger Trauma Chaplain Carol Reese shares a painful reflection:  http://crosswalkchicago.org/meditation.html.

United Power for Action and Justice

Bishop Anderson House collaborates with other institutions through United Power for Action and Justice for access to quality health care for the underserved, the working poor and all people.

Since 1997, United Power has mobilized to achieve a range of victories for the common good and now nearly 900,000 Illinois residents have gained access to health care because of work to create and expand Kid Care and Family Care. Also, young Illinois adults are able to be covered by their parents insurance (now a national model).