What’s Been Going on at Gateway?

This year marks our 50th anniversary, and we are celebrating our accomplishments while working to improve and innovate. These past few weeks, we’ve looked back and forward:

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Gateway Aurora alumna Lucy Gabinski-Smith (left) and Lake Villa alumnus Nick Kanehl (center) visited our Gateway Chicago headquarters March 20 to inspire the board, including CEO Tom Britton (right), with their recovery stories*. They also shared how they have continued their connection to Gateway through our alumni programs.

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Chicago River North and Independence Clinical Director Gilbert Lichstein taught 36 participants about motivational interviewing at a Loyola University Medical Center Grand Rounds Training on March 22. Motivational interviewing helps clinicians to treat each patient as an individual.

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We’re over the Cupid Shuffle. A Gateway team ran with members of the recovery community for the annual Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K March 25.

*If you or someone you know would like to tell your Gateway recovery story, please contact us. We’d love to interview you and inspire others. 

What’s Been Going on at Gateway?

A lot of us at Gateway have been busy this past month. Running. Dressing up. Flying to warmer places. Before we get back to work this week, we’re looking back:

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On Feb. 10, Gateway Aurora Executive Director Jim Scarpace (right), LCPC, and Admissions Coordinator Nicole DeMory (left) attended the Black Bar Association (BBA) of Will County‘s Bi-Annual Barrister’s Ball. The BBA advocates for civil rights and equal access to education. The group’s event spotlighted community leaders in the county.

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A Delaware Gateway team ran in the “E-Racing the Stigma” 5K on March 3 to help raise $94,683 for atTAcK addiction, a nonprofit established to assist individuals and families affected by addiction.

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On March 6, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Engagement Dr. Teresa Garate and Project Specialist Kellie Romany attended The Kennedy Forum‘s On The Table event “Reframing Mental Health in the Media.” Images from the nonprofit Be Vocal (left) reframed representations of mental health. Speakers included WBEZ criminal justice reporter Shannon Heffernan (left) and Marine Corps Veteran Sonya Ebhotemen (right), who has used her experiences with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to become a certified peer specialist and inspirational speaker.

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This past week, Gateway executives also traveled to Pacific Grove, CA to meet our new partners at Beacon House. Beacon House Executive Director and CEO Phyllis Meagher (left) and Gateway President and CEO Tom Britton (center) also met with Moe Ammar (right), president of the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce.

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