Summer Days in the City

Hot and humid. That’s Chicago for you. Every summer, as it begins, we walk out into the heat, thankful it’s no longer bleak winter, but by August we’re looking forward to cooler weather (if not colder weather). At Bonaventure House and The Harbor, we’ve found several ways to enjoy our summer – either by keeping cool or taking advantage of the non-frigid weather.

Founders Day

In June, we celebrated our roots with live music, food, resident testimonials and an awards ceremony. For 21 years, Alexian Brothers Bonaventure House has provided housing programs with supportive services for homeless individuals living with HIV/AIDS. We celebrated this mission with staff, volunteers, residents and friends, and in remembrance of Brother Felix Bettendorf. We honored DIFFA and the Fourth Presbyterian Church for their unique partnerships with our organization.

Sober and Proud

You saw the pictures! Our annual Sober and Proud was a blast. How could it not be with a Luau theme?

Six Flags Trip

Staff, residents and volunteers took a trip to Six Flags Great America – bonding over the experience of screaming for our lives and cooling off in water slides and a wave pool!

The Harbor Volunteer Day

Residents from the Harbor helped out at a local Waukegan church providing food to homeless and hungry individuals. A little unsure at the start of this expedition, residents came back exhausted and excited. Filled with stories of interactions with those they served, they decided they’d like to make this a monthly occasion.

We still have some upcoming events too. Next week, we’re headed off to the Cubs v. Padres game for the Cubs’ Hope Week. And on August 21st, The Harbor is hosting its annual Garden Party, a celebration of the Harbor’s mission with food, music and prizes! Come out and join us.


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