3731 W 62nd Street, Chciago, IL 60629, US
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United Stand

History

United Stand, a Catholic not-for-profit agency in Chicago, affiliated  with the Felician Sisters of North America, was created in 1987 in response to a need for counseling services at  the former St. Joseph  High School in the Back of the Yards area. Felician Sister Kim Mis, who was  pursuing a doctorate in  clinical psychology, was enrolled in a Community  Counseling course that required the writing of a grant proposal. Never  content  with doing things that do not benefit someone, she and Mary Lou Cragg, St.  Joseph High School’s development director,  decided to use the course  requirement to found an agency that would stand with Chicago youth, whose  everyday journeys  included unpredictable encounters with stress, conflict, and  violence.The proposal was submitted to  Reverend James Close, who  was then the superintendent of Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, which helped support preventative outreach to youth  in Chicago  Communities. Father Close’s awarding of this grant for counseling at St. Joseph  High School gave United  Stand its beginning.

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3731 W 62nd Street, Chciago, IL 60629, US

(773) 585-4499