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We're building a holistic health clinic in Pilsen. The land, the community, and our bodies are all part of Chicago's collective health.
We're building a holistic health clinic in Pilsen. The land, the community, and our bodies are all part of Chicago's collective health.
52 backers pledged $9,000 to help bring this project to life.

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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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    Wildflowers

    Our hand-drawn thank-you + one free community acupuncture treatment (which you can give to a friend or donate to our outreach work)

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    Earth Dogs

    Two free community acupuncture treatments (one for you and one for a friend, or give them both away) + our hand-drawn Year of the Earth Dog lunar calendar + thank-you

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    Supermoons

    One free massage or private acupuncture treatment (which you can use yourself, give to someone else or donate to our outreach work)+ our hand-drawn Year of the Earth Dog lunar calendar + thank-you

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    Shining Suns

    12 treatments! (massage or acupuncture, you can mix and match, keep them for yourself, split with friends or give away as gifts!) --by supporting us at this early stage of our business, you are getting 12 treatments at a great rate + our hand-drawn Year of the Earth Dog lunar calendar + thank-you

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    Shooting Stars

    24 treatments! (massage or acupuncture, you can mix and match, keep them for yourself, split with friends or give away as gifts!)--by supporting us at this early stage of our business, you're getting these treatments at a great rate + our hand-drawn Year of the Earth Dog lunar calendar + thank-you

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    Galaxies

    Your generosity is out of this world. By donating this amount, you will fund our outreach work for three months. We'll send you a personalized hand-drawn thank-you note and we will list you as one of our donors on our website's gratitude page.

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Funding period

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