NEXT UP COMING EVENT!!!
Giving Tuesday is a day where communities come together to show support to their favorite charitable organization by helping its mission.
The mission of Guildhaus is to deliver conscientious, compassionate support to men establishing a solid recovery foundation, providing assistance in their transition to a drug and alcohol-free lifestyle.
At Guildhaus, we work hard all year round to keep this place functioning and continue its mission. Funds generated from our annual fundraising events, like the June golf outing or our Fall 5K, help us with on-going maintenance and repair needs. Where we fall short are extracurricular needs outside the normal treatment plans for our clients. We believe with extra support from the community, we can provide additional opportunities for our clients in their recovery program. These areas could include substance use prevention spiritual retreats, holistic well-being activities, additional materials for our recovery library and supplies they can utilize in their next chapter of sobriety.
Substance Use Prevention Spiritual Retreats - Funds generated from Giving Tuesday will provide scholarships for clients to attend spiritual recovery-based weekend retreats. These retreats help each understand what drives them to make the choices they make in small group settings combined with large group fellowship fun.
Holistic Well-Being Activities - Group activities to help reduce anxiety and bring peace and hope back into their lives.
Recovery Library Materials - Recovery based books to help the clients become a deeper student of their support group program.
You may be wondering why one of the options is supplies. Most of our clients come with little to nothing as far as clothing or toiletries. For the newcomer to our house, we want to provide them with the necessary toiletry items as well as basic needs, such as socks and underwear. We do receive clothing donations, which are fully utilized by our guys. On the back end of their stay with us, we want them to be proud of the hard work they have endured. We want them to regain some self-esteem. Leaving here with personal items and something to transport their clothes in would be a big step into that next chapter of their sober life.
GUILDHAUS & HOPE OUTREACH COED RETREAT
FACILITATED BY JIM MURPHY AND LISA DeLAURA
All men and women in working a 12 Step Program are invited to join!
“We grow by our willingness to face and rectify errors and
convert them into assets.”
“Showing others who suffer how we were given help is the
very thing which makes life
seem so worth while to us now. Cling to the thought
that in God’s hands,
the dark past is the greatest possession you have—the key
to life and happiness for others.
With it you can avert death and misery for them.”
Big Book pg. 124
The retreat program begins Friday evening August 18th
at 7 PM. Registration starts at 4 PM.
Retreat ends with closing ceremonies on Sunday, August 20th.
Join us for our annual Pig Roast at Kennedy Park!
This is a family friendly event!
A day of fun, food & fellowship. We will have, lots of entertainment for kids! A bouncy house, face painting, and games.
Bag tournament starting at 3pm.
This event is a great way to bring all of our friends and family together to enjoy a day in the park.
Passed & Successful!
Guildhaus is very excited to present the first ever 5k. We partnered up with the city of Blue Island for this event. We hope to bring the community together and interact the house with others. We plan to have local businesses set up booths so participants can discover new opportunities in the surrounding area. Not only will having local vendors help make the event successful but it will also help these neighborhood friends make new connections!
You can run or walk for this event. If you do not wish to participate, come hangout after and enjoy the live music!
All proceeds will go towards much needed house renovations.