Programs'S ARCHIVE

  • This morning, Chicago House CEO, Scott Ammarell, had the opportunity to meet with HUD Secretary Ben Carson. Congressman Mike Quigley hosted a meeting with the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and Chicago leaders of LGBTQ and AIDS organizations. In advancing Chicago House’s pivotal role in the Chicago landscape, Scott conveyed the importance of housing […]

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  • When the Chicago House TransLife Center ( TLC ) opened in July 2013, it was so much more than a modest, multi-story home in the quiet North Side Chicago neighborhood of Edgewater. For the nine transgender and gender nonconforming individuals who lived there at any one time, it was a singular lifeline out of an […]

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  • Our trainings are informative, interactive, and fun! Each training is designed to help your staff understand legal protections for transgender employees, identify and interrupt transphobia in the workplace, and communicate respectfully with transgender colleagues. Plus, all proceeds from the training fees go directly back into our programs, and are used to support our clients.     Training Topics […]

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  • Chicago House recently sat down with Raven, a former resident of the Family Support Program (FSP), for a weekly success story feature titled “Residents Corner”, which is a review of the impact our programs have on our clients. Chicago House: Tell us your history with Chicago House? Raven: My family and I came to Chicago […]

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  • Being a part of the TransWorks training was a really empowering experience. Being able to sit with fellow leaders as we were taught professional development skills that aren’t already implemented in our orientations or leadership development was refreshing. Kate was able to give us great tools, resources and feedback on some of the tougher questions […]

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  • Tom Hunter, Senior Care Specialist, presented Chicago House’s new program targeted to older adults who are aging with HIV to the staff of TPAN (Test Positive Aware Network) on July 15, 2016. The program, called the 55+ Age-Friendly HIV Support Network, provides information, support, resources, and social connection to older HIV+ adults. This population often […]

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  • Entering Chicago House’s Family Support Program (FSP) apartment building, Jae, my fellow Communications Intern, and I were greeted with the welcoming smiles of young faces. The children attending the FSP after-school program had just arrived, so we were asked to help two girls with their homework. They were obviously good friends, and they wisely put […]

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  • Sex-positivity is not an easy concept to explain. However, a clearer understanding emerges once put into practice. Julia Napolitano, an HIV Test Counselor at Chicago House, is a strong advocate for sex-positivity. Julia uses her understandings of the concept in her every day work at the agency. As Julia explains, “[Sex-positivity] is encouraging understandings of […]

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  • By Adolfo Luna Twenty-eight year old Alicia, a transgender woman of color, used to spend her nights on CTA trains to avoid the harsh Chicago winter. One night, while warming up with hot cocoa provided by the Night Ministry’s street outreach van, she met a Chicago House Outreach Worker. With the help of the Outreach […]

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  • Press Release January 15, 2015 Contact: Marjani Williams marjani.williams@cityofchicago.org CDPH Awards $13 Million in HIV Prevention and Housing Grants to Local Agencies Focus on new innovation and high impact interventions CHICAGO – The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) awarded $13 million to more than 50 local non-profit organizations to provide HIV prevention and housing services […]

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