Pete Toepfer, Housing Manager at AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC), discusses housing partnerships with Beacon Therapeutic (www.beacon-therapeutic.org) and within the non-profit arena. Founded in 1985 by community activists and physicians, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago is a local and national leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS. AIDS Foundation of Chicago collaborates with community organizations to develop and improve HIV/AIDS services; fund and coordinate prevention, care, and advocacy proj...
Angela Hamberlin, LCPC and Children's Services Clinical Supervisor, discusses Beacon's (www.beacon-therapeutic.org) Family Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) program. FACT is nationally recognized and a highly regarded model in Chicago. The program mitigates the impact of homelessness on child development by improving the housing, health and well-being of homeless and at-risk young mothers and their children.
Romeldia Salter, Project Coordinator, Early Childhood Disabilities Transition, at Erikson Institute discusses the Early Childhood Disability Transition Project with Beacon Therapeutic's (www.beacon-therapeutic.org) CEO/President Susan Reyna-Guerrero. The project supports transition of children receiving Early Intervention services (EI) to enrollment in Head Start programs.
Mary Flores, Case Manager, describes the Children's Health Insurance Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) program at Beacon (www.beacon-therapeutic.org). The purpose of the CHIPRA Outreach Team is to assist families in need in obtaining health insurance, and helping to connect them with an accessible health care resource. The team visits families in a variety of locations including shelters, community centers, schools, and homes.
Gina Schwieger, Senior Director of Special Events at the Respiratory Health Association, educates viewers about the Skyline Plunge! Chicago. Beacon Therapeutic's (www.beacon-therapeutic.org) President & CEO Susan Reyna-Guerrero is rappelling 27 stories for Skyline Plunge! Chicago on May 5, 2013.
Melanie Glubisz, MA, LPC, Parent Child Specialist, discusses Beacon's (www.beacon-therapeutic.org) Family Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) program. Beacon’s Family Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) program is unique as an intervention with homeless children and their young mothers (18-25 y/o) as it addresses the joint needs of this population. FACT’s mobile team meets mothers and children wherever they are in their stage of change and is designed to eliminate barriers.
Kathy Valdiserri, Brand & Marketing Strategy Executive, discusses pro bono consulting for the Taproot Foundation. Beacon (www.beacon-therapeutic.org) was awarded a service grant from the Taproot Foundation earlier this year. The Foundation sees itself as a taproot for the nonprofit sector, drawing nutrients from the community and delivering them to nonprofits to enable them to thrive.
Corina Ratz, MA, LCPC, Associate Director of Training at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, discusses the importance of partnerships within the non-profit arena on Beacon's (www.beacon-therapeutic.org) CAN TV show.
Emotional and behavior disorders can ruin a child’s life before they know what life is all about. Rachel Engram, MSW, LCSW, Intensive Outpatient Program Manager, discusses the significance and importance of Beacon's Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). IOP is for children ages three to 18 who are in crisis and require structured, multi-modal approach to help them either move into or remain in their local public school. The program serves as alternative to inpatient care for very complex partici...