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Date: June 26, 2019
To: Shelter Plus Care II Tenants
RE: Shelter Plus Care II Subsidy Status
This correspondence is to inform you that your rent subsidy WILL be covered for the month of July 2019, as a result of a combination of temporary funding sources. This gives us an additional month to identify a permanent housing solution.
Some of your subsidies are in transition, and will be facilitated by another provider in the near future. However others of you still need assistance identifying a new funding source, or an alternate living arrangement.
If you have not already done so, immediately do the following:
If you have already done the above with your case manager, please follow up with them IMMEDIATELY for next steps.
A letter will also be sent to your respective landlords, informing them of this update.
Please call if you have any questions or concerns. Appointments are available between 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
Ms. Ona Forbes, 773-660-4630 ext. 2616
Ms. Charlene Seats 773 660-4630 ext. 2328
222 S. Jefferson Chicago, Illinois 60661
For Immediate Release
Date: January 1, 2018
Contact: Wendy Thompson, Chief Officer of Strategy & Development Friend Family Health Center, Inc.
Human Resources Development Institute, Inc. Merges with Friend Family Health Center, Inc.
Merger Expands High-Quality Healthcare Services in Chicago
Friend Family Health Center, Inc. (FFHC) and Human Resources Development Institute, Inc. (HRDI) announce the successful completion of their previously announced merger. “The opportunities this merger brings for our patients are exciting” said Verneda Bachus, CEO of Friend Family Health Center Inc. “We look forward to expanding the range of behavioral health services available to our patients, while offering high-quality primary health care to a whole new set of patients. As a combined entity, we are able to meet more of the health needs of the communities we serve and bolster the missions of both organizations to provide comprehensive care for all who walk through our doors.” HRDI operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Friend Family Health Center, Inc., the parent company of the combined entity. Verneda Bachus continues to serve as CEO of FFHC, and Joel Johnson assumes the role of Executive Vice President of FFHC and continues to serve as President of HRDI.
“We look forward to joining with FFHC to enhance and expand services on the South Side of Chicago” said Joel K. Johnson, President. “This decision is well aligned with the movement of health care today. We are teaming together to provide coordinated and comprehensive health care to meet the health needs of the individuals and communities we serve. Both organizations have long-standing referral relationships with one another. Merging our behavioral health care expertise with FFHC’s 20 years of well-established family health care services enables clients to receive a broader range of quality services and will allow us to expand clinical services and prevention education in the community.”
"We are extremely proud that our partner is the nationally renowned and respected HRDI. From the very beginning, FFHC sought a partner with a similar mission and values and a like-minded vision for health care in Chicago,” Bachus added. “HRDI has a 43-year history of serving the Chicago community and our common values in patient care and our commitment to the South Side of Chicago will guide our future. We look forward to working together to improve the health of the communities we serve."
The 2017-2018 Friend Family Health Center, Inc. Board of Directors are: Chairman Sean Harden, Principal of HardenWright Consulting Group; Vice-Chairman Carlos Meyers, President of Beyond Care, Inc.; Treasurer Arshele Stevens, CEO of Girls, Inc. of Chicago; Secretary, Dr. Maria McManus, Founding Principal of STEM Magnet Academy; Tommie Arnold, Jr. of TAJ Consulting; Dr. Clifford Claiborne, Professor and Retired Education Administrator; Joanne Glenn, RN,MBA – President & CEO, Women on Top of Their Game, Co-Founder of Comprehensive Quality Care Home Health Services; Ethel Hall-Langworthy, Controller of M&R Companies; Chandra Holt of Cook County Forest Preserve; Dr. Judy Juarez of Chicago Public Schools; Glenn Landmesser of Accenture Consulting; Regina Moffett of Chicago House & Social Service Agency; Sabrina Patch, Attorney at Law; Dr. Andre Rawls of Impact Consulting; Jewell Thompson of Cook County Ambulatory Care Health Network; and Bernie Wiley of Bernie Wiley Management Consulting Services.
About Friend Family Health Center, Inc.
Friend Family Health Center, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization providing comprehensive medical, mental health, and substance abuse services for over 30,000 patients across the Chicago metro area. For more information about Friend Family Health Center, Inc. and its services, please visit www.friendfhc.org.