Heartland Alliance Press Releases

Englewood Neighborhood Welcomes New Community Health Center

Heartland Alliance Health Provides Vital Services for South Side Community Chicago, July 20 — Today, Heartland Alliance Health (HAH), part of Heartland Alliance, celebrates with Chicago’s Englewood community to welcome the neighborhood’s newest community health center. An acknowledgement ceremony featuring local officials and community partners, as well as a family fun fair commemorated the occasion. …


Heartland Alliance Announces Innovative Program Designed To Reduce Gun Violence And Provide Economic Opportunity For Those At Highest Risk Of Gun Violence Involvement

The Collaborative, Multi-year Initiative Engages the Hardest to Reach Individuals and Connects Them with Jobs, Therapy and Support Services to Enable a Better Future CHICAGO – June 8, 2018 – READI Chicago (Rapid Employment And Development Initiative) is an innovative response to reduce gun violence that connects people most at risk of gun violence involvement …


Proposed Legislation Aims to End Predatory Car Title Lending Rates in Illinois

Heartland Alliance, Legislators and Consumer Coalitions Introduce “Fair Lending Act”   Springfield, Ill. February 13, 2018 – In an effort to protect consumers from extreme auto title lending practices and triple-digit interest rates, Heartland Alliance, Senator Kimberly Lightford, Representative Christian Mitchell, and various consumer protection organizations today announced the Fair Lending Act (SB2843) at the …


New Report Highlights Barriers to Retirement Savings & A New State Program That Could Bring Relief

Chicago, November 28, 2017 – Heartland Alliance’s Social IMPACT Research Center’s newest report, Equitable Access to Secure Choice: Addressing the Barriers to Retirement Savings for Illinois Workers, shares the barriers many Illinoisans (especially low-income workers, women, immigrants and workers of color) face when it comes to saving for retirement. This report also examines what must …


Former Hospital Sees a Future in Housing the Homeless

Heartland Housing, a non-profit organization that is part of Chicago-based Heartland Alliance, and community partners gather to celebrate the upcoming construction of St. Anthony’s Apartments. The former St. Anthony’s Hospital will be renovated into 60 units of permanent supportive housing.  The new St. Anthony’s Apartments are expected to open in October 2018.


HEARTLAND ALLIANCE MARJORIE KOVLER CENTER APPLAUDS ELECTION OF ANTÓNIO GUTERRES AS UN SECRETARY GENERAL

CHICAGO – (October 13, 2016) – Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center congratulates António Guterres on his election as the next Secretary General of the United Nations


STATE OF ILLINOIS WELCOMES CHILDREN FLEEING HURRICANE MATTHEW’S PATH

CHICAGO – (October 7, 2016) – The state of Illinois is providing assistance to the federal government and the state of Florida by welcoming some of the most vulnerable victims of Hurricane Matthew.


AWARD-WINNING RAPPER RHYMEFEST HELPS HEARTLAND ALLIANCE KICK OFF BOLD NEW ERA AT 76TH ANNUAL CANDLELIGHT BALL

CHICAGO – (October 4, 2016) – Heartland Alliance, will partner with communities to break the barrier of violence standing in the way of equity and opportunity for many in Chicago and around the world. Phil Rogers, of NBC 5 News, will MC and Grammy and Academy Award-winning rapper Che “Rhymefest” Smith will help to rally attendees united in a mission to provide safety, justice and healing to all.


HEARTLAND ALLIANCE CELEBRATES WORLD REFUGEE DAY

This World Refugee Day, June 20th, Heartland Alliance will join with the global community…


HEARTLAND ALLIANCE MARJORIE KOVLER CENTER CHOSEN AS PREMIER CARES AWARD FINALIST, RECEIVES $24,000 TO SUPPORT TORTURE TREATMENT SERVICES

CHICAGO — (January 27, 2016) — Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center of Chicago has been honored by Premier, Inc. as a finalist for the 24th annual Monroe E. Trout Premier Cares Award for helping to transform the lives of those recovering from the complex consequences of politically sponsored torture. Sponsored by Premier and its member …


ED STELLON NAMED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF HEARTLAND HEALTH OUTREACH

ED STELLON NAMED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF HEARTLAND HEALTH OUTREACH CHICAGO – (January 26, 2016) – Ed Stellon was named Executive Director of Heartland Alliance Health, a subsidiary of Heartland Alliance, on January 18, after serving as interim director during 2015. In this role Stellon will lead the division, which delivers services at health centers and …


HEARTLAND ALLIANCE BOARD APPOINTS EVELYN DIAZ AS NEW PRESIDENT

June 3, 2015 The Board of Directors of Heartland Alliance yesterday announced Evelyn Diaz as the organization’s new president, effective September 1, 2015. She will succeed Rev. Dr. Sid Mohn, who will retire after 35 years of service to the organization. Ms. Diaz is currently the Commissioner of Chicago’s Department of Family and Support Services.  “I’m thrilled …


HEARTLAND ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL AWARDED MAJOR FUNDING FROM CANADA FOR DRC MOTHER-INFANT MENTAL HEALTH

May 22, 2015 Grand Challenges Canada (which is funded by the Government of Canada) has awarded Heartland Alliance International (HAI), a company of Heartland Alliance, a $265,000 grant to test and document how mental health care treatment for mothers who are survivors of sexual violence in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) improves the cognitive, emotional, motor and …


POOR BY COMPARISON: THE DREARY STATE OF THE PRAIRIE STATE

Illinois fails to stack up to other states on over 25 key poverty indicators January 29, 2015 CHICAGO – “Poor by Comparison: Report on Illinois Poverty,” a new report released today by the Chicago-based Social IMPACT Research Center (IMPACT), a program of Heartland Alliance, examines how Illinois compares to other states on over 25 key metrics associated …


Illinois Legislature Passes the Secure Choice Savings Program

Legislation will help millions of Illinois Workers Save for Retirement December 3, 2014 Chicago, IL — On a vote of 30-25-2 in the Senate and 67-45 in the House, the Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program (SB2758) was approved by the Illinois General Assembly today. The bill will give millions of private sector workers in our state the …


HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF FULL-TIME WORKERS IN ILLINOIS LIVE IN POVERTY

January 30, 2014 CHICAGO – “50 Years Later: Report on Illinois Poverty,” a new report released today by Heartland Alliance’s Social IMPACT Research Center (IMPACT) offers an unprecedented 50-year look at poverty trends in Illinois between 1960 and today. On the surface, poverty appears to have changed very little—it is about 15% today, the same as in …


HEARTLAND ALLIANCE PROGRAM PROVIDES HOUSING STABILITY TO VETERANS FACING HOMELESSNESS

  November 11, 2013 HEARTLAND ALLIANCE PROGRAM PROVIDES HOUSING STABILITY TO VETERANS FACING HOMELESSNESS (CHICAGO) – Heartland Alliance urges Chicago-area veterans who are struggling with homelessness to contact the organization’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. “If a veteran is struggling with homelessness or is at risk of losing their housing, Heartland Alliance can help,” said …


HEARTLAND HOUSING, CENTER ON HALSTED BREAK GROUND ON NEW LGBTQ-FRIENDLY SENIOR HOUSING DEVELOPMENT

September 1, 2013 (Chicago) – Heartland Housing and Center on Halsted today joined with Lakeview residents and elected officials to break ground on a new LGBTQ-friendly, affordable senior housing development. “Seniors should not have to give up their friends and way of life because they’ve been priced out of the neighborhood,” said Michael Goldberg, Executive Director of …


HEARTLAND HOUSING, CENTER ON HALSTED KICK OFF GAY PRIDE MONTH WITH GROUNDBREAKING OF NEW LGBTQ-FRIENDLY SENIOR HOUSING DEVELOPMENT

May 29, 2013 HEARTLAND HOUSING, CENTER ON HALSTED KICK OFF GAY PRIDE MONTH WITH GROUNDBREAKING OF NEW LGBTQ-FRIENDLY SENIOR HOUSING DEVELOPMENT WHAT:  Press conference/ground breaking ceremony to announce construction of new LGBTQ-friendly senior housing in Lakeview. WHEN: Monday, June 3, 8:30 a.m. WHERE: 3600 North Halsted Street, Chicago. Construction site is in between Town Hall police station …


CITY COUNCIL APPROVES FINANCING, LAND TRANSFER FOR LGBT-FRIENDLY SENIOR HOUSING

March 13, 2013 (CHICAGO) – Plans for the Midwest’s first LGBT-friendly, affordable senior housing facility moved another step forward today, as the Chicago City Council passed legislation to provide a land transfer and city funding for the project.   “The assistance is designed to provide important housing options for Lake View seniors as well as preserve one of the …


ILLINOIS’S 33%: ONE IN THREE ILLINOISANS LIVE IN OR NEAR POVERTY

    January 16, 2013  CHICAGO – One in three Illinoisans live in or near poverty, according to a new report released today bythe Chicago-based Social IMPACT Research Center (IMPACT), a program of Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights. “Illinois’s 33%: Report on Illinois Poverty” explores key questions about poverty: Why does it exist? Whois at …


Heartland Human Care Services Breaks Ground on West Side Urban Farm

Heartland Human Care Services Breaks Ground on West Side Urban Farm   November 14, 2012 HEARTLAND HUMAN CARE SERVICES BREAKS GROUND ON WEST SIDE URBAN FARM  Chicago FarmWorks will create jobs, feed families throughout the city Heartland Human Care Services, Inc. — a division of Heartland Alliance, the leading anti-poverty organization in the Midwest — today celebrated …


Together4Health

October 16, 2012   State Taps Consortium of For-and Non-Profit Health Organizations to Lead Coordinated Care Program for Chicago’s Most Vulnerable Citizens Together4Health will improve care for Medicaid recipients, cut costs for taxpayers   (CHICAGO, ILLINOIS) – The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) has chosen Chicago-based Heartland Alliance Health to coordinate a new system …


New Web Resource Helps LGBT Refugees Establish New Lives in US

March 5, 2012   RainbowWelcome.org is the nation’s first web tool created to address protection and resettlement challenges faced by this community Chicago, IL—Heartland Alliance’s Rainbow Welcome Initiative launched its resource website, RainbowWelcome.org. This first of its kind and easy to navigate site offers resources and tools to facilitate the successful integration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or …


President Sid Mohn on the Closing of Hull House

  February 8, 2012 President Sid Mohn on the Closing of Hull House It is a new era for the city of Chicago. For the first time in more than 120 years, our city will be without Jane Addams Hull House – one of the preeminent social service agencies in the nation as well as a Chicago …


Making Chicago Healthier

  August 17, 2011   Good Afternoon Alderman, Healthy Places, a joint project of the Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children (CLOCC) and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), received $5.8 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, through the Affordable Care Act’s Prevention and Public Health Fund, to focus on policy, systems, …