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We are excited to announce that our South and Southwest offices merged into a central location that is more easily accessible to the more than 25,000 south-southwest community residents served each year. All our programs are designed to work with the strengths of our clients to aid them in their journey toward self-sufficiency. If you need assistance, would like to get involved, or have any questions, please contact our new offices. If you are located in the south region, please call (708) 333-8379. For the southwest region, please call (708) 430-0428.
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The South Region includes: Burnham, Dixmoor, East Hazel Crest, Ford Heights, Lynwood, Markham, Phoenix, Sauk Village, South Chicago Heights, Calumet Park, Riverdale, Blue Island, Posen, Robbins, Dolton, Calumet City, South Holland, Lansing, Thornton, Glenwood, Chicago Heights, Park Forest, Richton Park, Matteson, Olympia Fields, Flossmoor, Homewood, Hazel Crest, Country Club Hills, and Harvey.

The Southwest Region includes: Lemont, Willow Springs, Justice, Summit, Argo, Bridgeview, Bedford Park, Burbank, Hometown, Evergreen Park, Oak Lawn, Chicago Ridge, Worth, Alsip, Midlothian/Crestwood, Oak Forest, Tinley Park, Orland Hills, Orland Park, Palos Park, Palos Heights, and Palos Hills.
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27th Annual Blossoms of Hope Brunch Benefiting Catholic Charities
Thursday, March 29, 2018 by Communications
Celebrity Designer Monica Pedersen returns as honored emcee for event supporting internationally recognized support group for survivors of suicide

On Sunday, April 29th from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago will host the 27th Annual Blossoms of Hope Brunch to support the Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide (LOSS) Program. National TV design star Monica Pedersen (HGTV and NBC's American Dream Builders) returns to host the event again this year, which will feature Drury Lane’s famous brunch, a silent auction and a day of celebrating hope. Held at Drury Lane of Oakbrook Terrace, this brunch attracts more than 1000 guests who will share an afternoon of love, support, strength and unity at this annual event!

Raising more than $100,000 last year, the afternoon will feature a raffle, wine grab and pick-a-prize with all proceeds benefiting the LOSS Program, which provides support services for individuals and families who have lost a loved one to suicide. Therese Gump, will receive the coveted 2018 Charles T. Rubey LOSS Award for her many years working in the program.  Father Rubey founded the groundbreaking LOSS Program at Catholic Charities. 

"The Catholic Charities’ LOSS Program has been a part of my life for many years. After suffering the loss of my twin brother to suicide, this critical program guided and gave me the strength to move forward,” said Monica Pedersen. “It is an honor and privilege to be able to give back." Pedersen is a do-it-yourselfer turned celebrity designer who has appeared on NBC’s American Home Builders with Nate Berkus, plus HGTV programs including Designed to Sell, Bang for Your Buck, Showdown, and HGTV Dream Home. A Chicago area native, Pedersen has volunteered her time and talents with Catholic Charities’ LOSS Program for over 12 years. 

Celebrating 39 years of service, the LOSS Program has been able to provide support to thousands of families devastated by the loss of a loved one to suicide. LOSS believes that by respecting and sharing the memories of those lost to suicide, it can help bring about awareness, and hopefully, inspire change.

Tickets are priced at $70 per adult, $15 per child or $700 for a table of ten. Drury Lane of Oakbrook Terrace is located at 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois 60181.

For more details, please visit or (312) 655-7912 to reserve your tickets.
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South-Southwest Region:

12731 S. Wood Street
Blue Island, IL 60406

South Phone: (708) 333-8379
Southwest Phone: (708) 430-0428

Christopher L. Torres
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