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Archive for 2011

28
Sep

PPD Program to Host Perinatal Mood Disorders Workshop

September 28, 2011

Health professionals including social workers and case managers; physicians and nurses; psychiatrists and counselors; and midwives and doulas are invited to learn more about Perinatal Mood Disorders, their risk factors, and effective treatment options at a perinatal mood disorders workshop conducted by HAS PPD staff. The workshop will take place November 3, 2011, from 9:00 … [Read More…]

15
Sep

Bernadine K., Women’s Program

September 15, 2011

Bernadine Kelly did not come to HAS willingly. A drug and alcohol user since the age of twelve, she had tried treatment before, with poor results. This time, however, Bernadine was offered a simple choice: treatment—the judge recommended Sisterhouse—or ten years in prison. Bernadine chose Sisterhouse, but she wasn’t happy about it. “I was bitter,” … [Read More…]

30
Aug

Roberto Montanez Awarded Judy Miller Scholarship

August 30, 2011

Congratulations to Roberto Montanez, supervisor of the HAS/NEXA Medication Assisted Therapy program, on receiving the Judy Miller Scholarship Award from the Illinois Alcoholism and Drug Dependance Association (IADDA).  The scholarship is in memory of Judy Miller’s achievements as a nurse and methadone treatment administrator and provides selected treatment professionals with continuing education in the field … [Read More…]

26
Aug

Maria K., Women’s Program

August 26, 2011

Maria K. helps people get what they need.  She locates apartments, speaks with employers, and evaluates educational programs: “I have a beautiful job,” she says.  “I find people what they need to stay safe and keep sober.”  Currently employed as a Housing Consultant for HAS’s Transitional Housing Program, Maria is a natural fit for the … [Read More…]

4
Aug

FY 2012 Quarter One Newsletter Available

August 4, 2011

Our most recent newsletter is now available as a pdf.  Thanks to everyone from the Transitional Housing Program for helping out!  View the pdf  here, and look out for the electronic version, coming next week.

11
Jul

HAS to Sponsor talk by Dr. Luis Zayas

July 11, 2011

HAS is excited to co-sponsor a talk by Dr. Luis Zayas, Shanti K. Khinduka Distinguished Professor of Social Work / Professor of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Zayas will be discussing his recent book, Latinas Attempting Suicide, which explores the sociocultural and developmental processes that influence suicidal behavior among adolescent Latinas.   The … [Read More…]

1
Jul

Local Press Coverage of HAS Community Event

July 1, 2011

Please see today’s North Lawndale News for coverage of the unveiling of “A Celebration of Family life,” youth-created public artwork on display at our Western Avenue site.  The article is available in English and Spanish. The Back of the Yards newspaper The Gate also published an interesting piece about the event.  It’s available here. Read … [Read More…]

30
Jun

Photos from Friday’s unveiling ceremony are available

June 30, 2011

Thanks to everyone who came out for the unveiling of “A Celebration of Family Life,” the new mosaic sculptures that will be on permanent display at out Western Avenue site.  Youth Prevention participants, together with Urban Gateways artist Nicole Beck, created the sculptures as a project designed to encourage self-expression and provide a positive alternative … [Read More…]

23
Jun

Unveiling Ceremony

June 23, 2011

Title: Unveiling CeremonyLocation: 4534 S. Western AveDescription: Please join us for the unveiling of life-size mosaic sculptures completed by HAS Youth Prevention participants and Urban Gateways artist Nicole Beck.Start Time: 10:00Date: 2011-06-24

21
Jun

Seven Ways to Keep Teens Out of Trouble this Summer

June 21, 2011

The blog Decoder, produced by the Partnership at DrugFree.org, offers the following suggestions for keeping teens safe and healthy now that school is out.