Lead a Women's Discussion Group

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The Boulevard: The Road to Health and Home

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What You Can Do: We would love for female volunteers to help facilitate a discussion group for women who live in our transitional housing agency. The topics vary from situation-specific issues to universal concerns such as sexual bias or healthcare. The group conversation is free-form and discussion is strongly encouraged. The goal of this program is to establish a safe haven where individuals can freely discuss a wide range of topics with members of their own gender.

What We Do: The Boulevard serves over 300 homeless adults annually, helping them recover from physical injury, illness, addiction or mental health issues. After they recover, we assist Residents in finding safe housing and an income if possible: our goal is to help every client leave the homeless experience, hopefully forever.

Volunteer-Led Discussion Groups: Each year we hold over 1,000 educational sessions for our Residents on such topics as general health and mental health issues, substance abuse, employment search options, computer skills, interpersonal and cultural communications, relationship matrix, daily living skills, nutrition, and HIV/AIDS prevention and co-existence, as well as orientation sessions for new Residents.

Schedule: The Women's Discussion Group occurs weekly at 4 pm on Tuesday afternoons. The discussion facilitator must have experience leading groups of people who are working through serious physical, mental or emotional problems.

The facilitator is asked to plan, guide and manage a group session to ensure that the group's objectives are effectively meet, with clear thinking, and good participation. For the purposes of this group process, you, as the facilitator, will take a neutral stance. You step back from the detailed content and from your own personal views, and focus purely on the group dynamics. Your main responsibility is to maintain a positive atmosphere for the group

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About The Boulevard: The Road to Health and Home

Location:

3456 West Franklin Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60624, US

Mission Statement

The Boulevard: The Road to Health and Home provides a healing environment and resources to help ill and injured homeless adults restore their health, rebuild their lives and regain self sufficiency. The Boulevard is the only agency of its kind in state of Illinois, and one of only a small handful nationwide. Visit our website! http://www.blvd.org/

Description

The Boulevard is a medical respite program designed specifically to address the challenges faced by homeless adults discharged from hospitalization with no place to go to recuperate. We aid these individuals in completing their medical recovery or stabilization, begin to address the root causes of their homelessness, and find stable housing. With a capacity of 64 beds (15 women, 49 men), and a usual length of stay of 90 to 120 days, we were able to assist 334 individuals in rebuilding their lives in our last fiscal year.

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Community
Homeless & Housing
Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3456 West Franklin BoulevardEast Garfield Parkoff St. Louis AvenueChicago, IL 60624

(41.89064,-87.71315)
 

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REQUIREMENTS

  • Volunteer needed 4pm Tue. One orientation required

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