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THE CWHC UPDATE is a twice-monthly bulletin that includes info on CWHC events and take-action items.

In This Update
  • - Jess Chang: CWHC's First-Ever Receptionist!
    - Team CWHC Runner Spotlight: Keesha Harris!
    Still I Rise Community Reception
    - Fall Fertility Awareness Workshops!
    - CWAP Annual Empowerment Conference: October 11th

Jess Chang: CWHC's First-Ever Receptionist!

CWHC is thrilled to welcome long-time volunteer Jess Chang into our Collective as our first-ever Receptionist! Having dedicated time to CWHC as an Administrative Volunteer, Jess brings not only an investment in community healing but also a knack for staying calm while multitasking to her new role as Receptionist. Learn more about our new CWHC Collective Member! 

Q: What is most rewarding about being Receptionist?
A: I love engaging with collective members and clientele on a regular basis. I’m often one of the first people that new CWHC clients speak with, and when I’m able to be present with them and help provide them with kindness, compassion and helpful information, I know I’ve succeeded.
Q: What is most challenging about being Receptionist?
A:  Juggling! The job often requires doing many things at the same time, and sometimes it’s hard to meet every need at once. Still, I do my best to stay calm and positive, and to prioritize appropriately so that everyone can get what they need.  

Q. Tell us one interesting fact about you. Please!
A. I love to make story! When I’m not on my mat or here at CWHC, I’m working with Chicago-based storytelling theatre company called 2nd Story, where I’m a company member. I get to tell story, and even better, to help other amazing people tell their stories, as a means of connection and engagement in a way that reaches across boundaries. It’s awesome.

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Team CWHC Runner Spotlight: Keesha Harris!

Keesha Harris already contributes so much to CWHC—she empowers women and trans* people as a Health Educator and coordinates our phones! Considering that her full time job is supporting CWHC and our clients, we were blown away when Keesha volunteered to run for Team CWHC at the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

As a member of Team CWHC, Keesha has already raised more than $800! Keesha has an impressive collection of medals from past half and full marathons, 5 and 10k races, and can be seen running all over Chicago in the early hours of the morning.

Meet us at mile 16 as we cheer for Keesha and our other amazing runners, and join us in supporting these amazing individuals as they run to support CWHC. We are so proud of and thankful for you, Keesha!

Still I Rise Community Reception

Domestic Violence Awareness Month can be a time for both community and individual reflection. In honoring the month of October, Between Friends, Community Counseling Centers of Chicago, Casa Central, and YWCA Chicago are hosting Still I Rise: Artistic Triumphs From Survivors of Domestic Violence. The evening of dance performance, poetry, and art is open to the community and will provide an opportunity to not only appreciate and celebrate survivors' stories and self-expression.

The event will be held at Edgewater Public Library, on Thursday, October 16th, from 5:30-7:30pm. For more information contact Between Friends at 773-274-5232 or Community Counseling Centers of Chicago at 773-765-0634. 

Address: 1025 W. Sunnyside
Chicago, IL 60640 (map)

Hours: Open daily,
9A - 4P, by appointment

Phone: 773.935.6126

Fall Fertility Awareness Workshops!

Looking to embrace autumn with a sense of awareness? Check out our upcoming Fertility Awareness Workshops, held at CWHC! 

Join us to learn more about hormonal cycles--whether for the purpose of pregnancy prevention, pregnancy creation, or general education! Fertility Awareness classes are open to any and all individuals and are offered on a sliding scale, from $100-$25.

Upcoming workshops will be held on Wednesday, October 8th and Wednesday, November 19th, both from 6-8:30pm. Register today and be part of the learning conversation!

CWAP Annual Empowerment Conference: October 11th

Chicago Women's AIDS Project invites you to join in the 7th Annual Women's Empowerment Conference, a day of celebration, learning, and sharing for women living with HIV. Held on Saturday, October 11th, from 9am-4:30pm, at the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration, breakfast, lunch, and childcare will be provided. 

Register today by calling CWAP at 773-262-5566. Interested in volunteering at the conference? Click here

More Qigong at CWHC!

Join CWHC and collaborating practitioner Larry Stoler, PhD, for our upcoming Manage Stress--Balance Your Life Naturally Qigong Workshops! Don't miss these opportunities to learn self-calming, self-healing techniques for stress management.

Upcoming workshops will be held on Wednesday, October 15th and Wednesday, October 29th. Both workshops will be held at CWHC, from 7-8pm. CWHC's Qigong workshops are offered on a sliding scale, from $20-$10.  Click here to register today!

To learn more about Larry or for more information about Qigong, click here.