May 7, 2018 — Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, dedicated Maryville’s newly reconstructed Center for Children on Chicago’s Northwest Side. The center houses Maryville’s Crisis Nursery and Children’s Healthcare Center. The Crisis Nursery provides emergency child care for families in crisis. The Children’s Healthcare Center provides medical care for children with complex conditions.
March 27, 2018 — On April 3, Maryville and the Chicago Bears will honor Kyle Long with the 2018 Ed Block Courage Award for his efforts to support victims of abuse, violence and neglect. For 40 years, the National Football League has given the award to recognize players who are role models on the field and off.
Kyle Long, 29, a guard, was selected in 2013 by the Bears with the 20th overall pick in the NFL Draft. Kyle is the son of Pro Football Hall of fame defensive end Howie Long and the younger brother of Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long.
Every year, the players on each NFL team select a teammate to receive the award. The Ed Block Courage Award recipients are regarded as symbols of professionalism, strength, and dedication. The winner is considered to be a role model in his community and a crusader for victims of abuse, violence and neglect.
The Ed Block Courage Award benefits the Ed McCaskey Scholarship Fund which donates to high school, college and vocational scholarships for the children of Maryville. The scholarship is named for Bears vice president and treasurer and longtime Maryville supporter Ed McCaskey.
“We are grateful to the Bears for their support,” said Sister Catherine M. Ryan, O.S.F., Maryville’s executive director. “This scholarship advances our mission to help children make a successful transition to adulthood, to become contributors to their communities and citizens of the world.”
The luncheon will be held Tuesday April 3, 2018, 12:30 pm, at the Manzo’s Banquets, 1571 Elmhurst Rd., Des Plaines. For more information go to MaryvilleAcademy.org.
December 29, 2017 — Ten years after Maryville’s Children’s Healthcare Center accepted its first patient, the site will be expanding services to help more young people make the transition from hospital to home. Under a state law going into effect January 1, 2018, the center will be allowed to offer 16 beds compared to the dozen it has been using the past decade. Read the Daily Herald story here.
December 5, 2017 — Maryville’s Family Behavioral Health Clinic (FBHC), which provides behavioral health services and therapeutic counseling to children, families and the elderly, has expanded to locations in Humboldt Park and Bartlett.
“We are glad we have the ability to reach more children and families who need us,” said Maryville Executive Director Sister Catherine M. Ryan, O.S.F. “These clinics bring critical services closer to the families.”
Sister Ryan noted that the clinics are among a dwindling number taking Medicaid.