Friday, August 13, 2010

Sisterhouse: Community Support Shines Through

An hour northwest of SISTERHOUSE’s humble facility, a pocket of enthusiasm exists that has been supporting our work for over two decades.  Saint Mary’s Parish in Buffalo Grove has countless groups and parishioners whose dedication, labor, prayer, and constant encouragement have been the lifeblood of SISTERHOUSE.  On August 6th, our friends at St. Mary held a charity golf outing to raise funds for SISTERHOUSE and the St. Vincent DePaul Society.  This event was a wonderful glimpse into the hearts of those people who never forget SISTERHOUSE, despite these tough economic times.

The next day, the alumnae of SISTERHOUSE collaborated with the Wicker Park Alano Club and a few other agencies to host a picnic for the community, inviting the residents of SISTERHOUSE, their friends and families, and all our alumnae.  The love and energy that combined in one weekend was a wonderful reminder of how we are sustained by the community that surrounds us.  Seeing our residents with their families, witnessing restored relationships as the women grow into a new life, there is little doubt that our mission is worthy and recovery really is possible.

To receive more information on SISTERHOUSE’s services for women and/or volunteer opportunities, please call 773/626-0525.

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