Healing and Success: The Story of Lichen Sclerosus Support Network (LSSN)

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Kathy Ruiz-Carter, Lauren Connelly and Jaclyn Lanthier met online looking for a support group for people diagnosed with a rare, incurable progressive inflammatory skin condition called Lichen Sclerosus. Recognizing there was a lapse in support and awareness of Lichen Sclerosus, their goals evolved to create a community of supporters and medical professionals, and to raise …

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Looking Back: YWomen Grow Urban Farm’s Family Fun Farm Day

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On Friday, May 13th, summer fun arrived at Chicago’s South Side. Students and community members surrounded Emmett Louis Till Math and Science Academy (6543 S Champlain Ave, Chicago, IL 60637) as they celebrated YWomen Grow Urban Farm’s new greenhouse and deck funded by South East Chicago Commission (SECC). The greenery of the garden was the …

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What is a Community Health Navigator?

Categories: Still Standing
Community Health Navigators are your partners in the community. They are here to provide COVID-19 guidance and to help local communities thrive. Community Health Navigators can help you by: Providing COVID-19 education and support in getting a vaccination scheduled Connecting you to health resources including finding a doctor or mental health needs Arranging transportation to …

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YWomen Grow Family Fun Farm Day

Categories: Events, Still Standing

From the garden to your plate, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago’s YWoman Grow Urban Farm and Emmett Louis Till Math and Science Academy are bringing accessible healthy produce to the school, students, and surrounding community through their community garden. The partnership has grown to include a deck and greenhouse at the farm to hold workshops for families …

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