Angela Curran, President and CEO
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Recent Press Releases
Event Raises $242,000 for Pillars Community Health
On Saturday, February 1, 2020, we hosted our annual Pillars Community Health Ball at Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace, IL. The Ball brought together 315 area…
Early Childhood Education Services Closing June 2020
Pillars Community Health has made the decision to end Early Childhood Education services when our Head Start grant ends on June 30, 2020.
On the Sale of Recreational Marijuana
Pillars Community Health is concerned about the potential adverse impacts of the Illinois recreational cannabis law.
Community Health Center Receives Quality Award for 6th Year
For the 6th consecutive year, we are a Health Center Quality Leader. Among our programming at Pillars Community Health is a Federally Qualified Health Center that provides medical, dental, and behavioral health, and related services.
Domestic Violence Shelter Celebrates 40th Anniversary
Pillars Community Health is marking the 40th anniversary of its domestic violence shelter, Constance Morris House, with a celebration during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Six Area Residents Join Pillars Community Health Board of Directors
The volunteer board members will help promote and advise the nonprofit organization.
Story Ideas and Style Notes
Pillars Community Health’s CEO and senior leadership staff are available for interviews.
Style Guide Notes:
- Say “people living with mental illness,” not “the mentally ill.”
- Say “people with substance use disorders,” not “addicts.”
- Say “people with diabetes,” not “diabetics.”
- Note: Suicide is not really the cause of death, it’s the means. More than 90 percent of the time, a mental illness leads to the suicide.
- Click here for additional mental health terminology.
- Click here for additional substance use-related terminology from the Associated Press.
- Read this editorial from our Board President Zada Clarke regarding language that perpetuates stigma.