The mission of Blue Island Traditional Medicine is to make holistic healthcare accessible for all members of the community. We acknowledge the many layers of an individual’s experience in their body: from their family and socioeconomic history to their employment and physical environment, from their thoughts and emotions to their lifestyle and food. Holistic patient-centered care acknowledges the complexity and beauty of human beings and strives to bring the individual into a state of balance.
Our bodies are works of art. There is no perfect way to be, only the poetry of our lives. Blue Island will be an open and non-judgmental space for people to learn about their health and their bodies. We're here to listen, to translate the language of symptoms, and to help.
For the past year, we've been bringing our services to women’s shelters in Chicago. As well as continuing our volunteer work, we are excited to be opening a space to serve the general public.
Blue Island Traditional Medicine will provide holistic healthcare to the local community and our outreach will continue to bring our services to underserved populations throughout Chicago. Through our relationships with existing medical facilities, non-profits, and organizations in Pilsen, we will ensure that we are part of a network of health and service in the neighborhood. Treatments at our clinic support our outreach work, and in this way the community creates and sustains health for one another.
Risks and challenges
We are excited to get our space open and ready! We will use our donations for rent and to buy supplies for the buildout. We will be doing everything ourselves to keep the costs low-- from painting to building treatment rooms. Once the space is ready, you're invited.
Our main challenge is funding. We are drawing from multiple sources to raise our startup costs and get this space open to the public. We appreciate your support in making this possible!
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