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We will be in-person for 2021!!

Our 2021 Share the Care Ball, a Journey promises to transport you through the many ways AHK affects, helps and supports children with medical complexities and their families. During the cocktail hour you will walk through the phases of Transitional and Respite Care and have a chance to chat with AHK staff sharing the journey of the children in our care – you will also enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, dinner, silent and live auction and lively entertainment by the Ken Arlen Evolution Orchestra and special guests. All proceeds benefit Almost Home Kids Chicago.

Friday, November 5, 2021 at 6:30 PM at the Hotel Intercontinental, 505 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611. COVID-19 precautions will be in place.

Reserve your spot today!!


Please contact Judith at jmclean@almosthomekids.org or 312-399-0013 with any questions.

We have an awesome opening at Almost Home Kids!

Development Coordinator Job Description

The Development Coordinator would serve as point person for AHK fundraising and special events, database management, as well as, communications and digital-communications by performing the following functions:

Responsibilities

  1. Plans and coordinates special events, facility’s fundraisers and supports events of the Young Associates Board of AHK (examples currently include two annual galas, golf marathon, Parties with a Purpose, campaign events, etc.).
  2. Secures and coordinates sponsorships, silent auction items for events, as well as, collaborates on mailing lists internally and externally.
  3. Administers and manages Raiser’s Edge database, enters gifts, coordinates acknowledgements, adds and facilitates entry of new records. Maintains accuracy, prepares reports, assists Development Director in implementing strategies through segmentation. Prepares accurate donor recognition and other lists.
  4. Implements electronic fundraising appeals through Online Express and other mailings in connection with annual and special event campaigns, working with mail house, post office and other vendors; track results.
  5. Provides support to Director of Development and Director of Marketing & Communications in preparing for and following up on President’s Council and Event committee meetings. This includes organizing PC and Event Committee meetings, preparing minutes, booking donor appointments, including preparing for and following up on meetings.
  6. Builds and maintains electronic database to support Internet fundraising and e-mail communications.
  7. Takes lead initiative to design and layout newsletters 4 to 6 times per year with collaboration from Development and clinical staff members.
  8. Coordinate and create legislative and clinical status card production on a monthly basis.
  9. Coordinates records with finance department and Community Outreach coordinator, including monthly reconciliation and integration of donor and volunteer records.
  10. Demonstrates a great enthusiasm for the mission and attends networking events as requested.
  11. Works independently with limited guidance and direction.
  12. Perform other duties as required to accomplish the mission of the Development and marketing & Communications Department and Almost Home Kids.

Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  2. Minimum of 5-7 years relevant experience required.
  3. Experience working closely with professional, donor or client constituent groups vital.
  4. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  5. Experience with Raiser’s Edge NXT or other similar software.
  6. Java script/HTML editing knowledge preferred.
  7. A strong command of the English language and the ability to compose, edit and proof written language and to communicate effectively on a verbal level.
  8. Strong organizational skills and the ability to establish priorities essential.
  9. The Development Coordinator should have qualities of integrity, industry, and curiosity. They must have an energy level that ensures high quality productivity on a timely basis. They must be capable of exercising good judgment and confidentiality in dealing with volunteers, donors, and staff and must have patience and understanding of the needs of others.
  10. They must be independent, accurate, and reliable. Must be able to perform effectively under the pressure of demanding deadlines, and work with limited supervision/instruction. In addition, he or she must be able to make decisions quickly and react in an appropriate manner to solve problems.
  11. A team attitude is necessary to work with internal and external constituencies.
  12. Ability to work independently in a deadline-oriented environment required.
  13. Duties as assigned.
The Nursing Assistant (NA) works under the direction of a Registered Nurse to provide care for patients/families with acute and chronic diseases, disorders found in the pediatric and adolescent into the young adult populations. Actively supports the Hospital’s and the department’s quality goals and service excellence principles.
Requisition ID: 2021-15756
Location : US-IL-Naperville
Shift: Nights


This position provides Relationship Based Care for patients/families with acute and chronic diseases, disorders found in the pediatric and adolescent into young adult populations. Utilizes enhanced specialty knowledge and skills to provide nursing excellence to patients within designated patient care area(s). Utilizes the nursing process and performs responsibilities in five areas of nursing practice: clinician, clinical inquiry, teacher, professional development and leadership. Understands and integrates into the delivery of patient care the needs of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent and adult patients in regard to their growth and development process. Actively supports the Hospital and department’s quality goals and service excellence principles.
Requisition ID: 2021-14906
Location : US-IL-Naperville
Shift: Night/Day


Registered Nurse – Almost Home Kids Naperville Full Time

This position provides Relationship Based Care for patients/families with acute and chronic diseases, disorders found in the pediatric and adolescent into young adult populations. Utilizes enhanced specialty knowledge and skills to provide nursing excellence to patients within designated patient care area(s). Utilizes the nursing process and performs responsibilities in five areas of nursing practice: clinician, clinical inquiry, teacher, professional development and leadership. Understands and integrates into the delivery of patient care the needs of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent and adult patients in regard to their growth and development process. Actively supports the Hospital and department’s quality goals and service excellence principles.
Requisition ID: 2021-14905
Location :  US-IL-Naperville
Shift: Night/Day


Assumes departmental responsibility for oversight of activities of Almost Home Kids. Monitors performance and activities of nurses and certified nursing assistants. Ensures all equipment and supplies are available and in working order.   The Clinical Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the oversight of daily operations of Almost Home Kids. The Clinical Coordinator is responsible for the development and coordination of activities that promote clinically effective and efficient patient care. Plans, organizes and directs patient care activities under the direction of the Director of Nursing. Collaborates with the Director of Nursing in maintaining unit operations, supervises assigned personnel and consults and collaborates with other health care team members to provide safe appropriate patient care. The Clinical Coordinator serves as a clinical leader in the Nursing Department to ensure that each patient receives quality, individualized care that is proactive and coordinated among the care delivery team and that the patient is attaining their clinical milestones and patient flow.w
Requisition ID: 2020-14095
Location : US-IL-Naperville
Shift: Day/Evening/Weekends


Assumes departmental responsibility for oversight of activities of Almost Home Kids. Monitors performance and activities of nurses and certified nursing assistants. Ensures all equipment and supplies are available and in working order. The Clinical Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the oversight of daily operations of Almost Home Kids. The Clinical Coordinator is responsible for the development and coordination of activities that promote clinically effective and efficient patient care. Plans, organizes and directs patient care activities under the direction of the Director of Nursing. Collaborates with the Director of Nursing in maintaining unit operations, supervises assigned personnel and consults and collaborates with other health care team members to provide safe appropriate patient care. The Clinical Coordinator serves as a clinical leader in the Nursing Department to ensure that each patient receives quality, individualized care that is proactive and coordinated among the care delivery team and that the patient is attaining their clinical milestones and patient flow.
Requisition ID: 2020-14094
Location :  US-IL-Naperville
Shift: Days


The purpose is to assist providers in delivering patient care in a home like setting by performing patient assessments and documenting medical histories and vital signs. This role utilizes the nursing process and performs responsibilities in five areas of nursing practice: clinician, clinical inquiry, teacher, professional development and leadership. Responsibilities also include patient/family education and instruction during visits, performing telephone triage and other activities as assigned. Understands and integrates into the delivery of patient care the needs of neonatal, pediatrics, adolescent and adult patients in regard to their growth and development process
Requisition ID: 2020-13736
Location : US-IL-Chicago
Shift: Night/Day


The Nursing Assistant (NA) works under the direction of a Registered Nurse to provide care for patients/families with acute and chronic diseases, disorders found in the pediatric and adolescent into the young adult populations. Actively supports the Hospital’s and the department’s quality goals and service excellence principles.   Currently offering a $1,500 Sign-On Bonus for full-time openings (0.9 FTE) and $750 Sign-On Bonus for part-time openings (0.6 FTE or higher)!
Requisition ID: 2020-13384
Location :  US-IL-Chicago
Shift: Day/Evening


The purpose is to assist providers in delivering patient care in a home like setting by performing patient assessments and documenting medical histories and vital signs. This role utilizes the nursing process and performs responsibilities in five areas of nursing practice: clinician, clinical inquiry, teacher, professional development and leadership. Responsibilities also include patient/family education and instruction during visits, performing telephone triage and other activities as assigned. Understands and integrates into the delivery of patient care the needs of neonatal, pediatrics, adolescent and adult patients in regard to their growth and development process
Requisition ID: 2020-12424
Location : US-IL-Chicago
Shift: Day/Evening


The purpose is to assist providers in delivering patient care in a home like setting by performing patient assessments and documenting medical histories and vital signs. This role utilizes the nursing process and performs responsibilities in five areas of nursing practice: clinician, clinical inquiry, teacher, professional development and leadership. Responsibilities also include patient/family education and instruction during visits, performing telephone triage and other activities as assigned. Understands and integrates into the delivery of patient care the needs of neonatal, pediatrics, adolescent and adult patients in regard to their growth and development process
Requisition ID: 2019-11662
Location : US-IL-Chicago
Shift: Evening/Night

Our 2021 Tasting for a Cause event will transport you (virtually) to the amazing Adelsheim Winery for an incredible journey through three exceptional wines.

Register below to make sure you receive your shipment of 3 full wine bottles in time for you to host a get together at your home and experience a guided tour of the selected wines by the winemakers own experts.

Any questions please direct to Judith at jmclean@almosthomekids.org or 312-399-0013.

Raffle tickets are available for purchase – click here or follow the link: https://TFAC2021.givesmart.com

Although the deadline for shipping tasting kits has passed – we have a few packages available for purchase for local delivery/pick up.  Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to join in on the fun and enjoyment of a virtual visit to Adelsheim Vineyards while you gather at home with friends to savor the 3 amazing wines.

Don’t hesitate to grab one of these remaining packages! Email jmclean@almosthomekids.org today!

Our intrepid Golf Marathoners enjoyed a picture perfect day on Monday to golf 100 holes to benefit Almost Home Kids.

20 golfers, mostly new to AHK, took to the links and raised over $20,000 much-needed funds for the kids and families at AHK. You can still sponsor a golfer or support the teams by clicking here*

Thank you to Shanahan’s Pub* for providing a delicious lunch and to the Troy brothers for opening their excellent par-3 course to us at Zigfield Troy*.
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Our amazing Young Associates Board hosted a fantastic SOLD OUT virtual charcuterie and cocktail event on June 10. Thank you to the attendees, sponsors and everyone who donated even though they couldn’t make the event.

Led by Publican Quality Meats expert Rob, who helped explain and display all the incredible meats and cheeses, we are ready for when we get back to hosting a party!

Nearly $25,000 has been raised at this 7th annual “No Place Like Home” fundraiser – the second time we’ve been virtual.

There is still time to donate – just follow the link: https://e.givesmart.com/s/ekaVkh/e/lzF/

We are thrilled to receive a generous grant from Hinsdale Jr. Woman’s Club. Their partnership over 15 years has made a tremendous impact.

Acrovyn wall coverings will be installed in our Chicago home to protect the walls from new wheelchair drivers, stretchers and other emergency response traffic.

Our Naperville “No Show” gala was a roaring success, with almost $50,000 raised for Almost Home Kids!!

2021 has been another year when the pandemic changed our event plans and once again, we needed to get creative. The event committee was co-chaired by Bethany Keown, Kathy Wennerstrum and Yonhee Gordon and we were joined by Stacie Gannon, Erin LaMantia, Terry Gallagher, Suzy Shinkle and Jeff Brown – thank you to everyone who served on the committee and for coming up with this cool concept that keeps everyone safe AND raises much-needed funds for Almost Home Kids!!

This year you literally didn’t have to do anything to have a huge impact at AHK – No babysitter fees?! No new dress, no new suit! Just the willingness to support AHK.

Thank you to everyone who purchased a “ticket” and a huge thank you to our sponsors:
– Mullarkey Associates,
– Neuco,
– ECI Build,
– BKD,
– MAC RX,
– The Pluchar Group,
– JMG Financial Group,
– HUB International,
– UPS
– 5/3rd bank

Everyone who participated in supporting the event was eligible for our amazing Door Prize!! and potentially taking a well-deserved vacation: Round Trip airfare for 2 anywhere in continental US + $3000 Airbnb gift card + $750 gift card for Away luggage – and we were thrilled when Marilyn Berg’s name was the one drawn.

In 2022, we do want you to show up: save the date for our much anticipated “Crosstown Classic gala” on April 22, 2022 at the Hyatt Lodge in Oak Brook – more details will be posted soon.

The whimsical kite sculpture in our Healing Garden in Naperville was recently dedicated to long-time volunteer, donor and friend Sheila Gallagher. We miss her and her creativity! Family gathered safely outdoors to celebrate Sheila’s life, swapping pandemic survival stories, vaccination completions and much more. It was so great to be together and celebrate a lovely woman, wife, mother, sister and friend.

Thank you to the many people who have made tribute gifts here at AHK.

The YAB’s No Place Like Home event is SOLD OUT!

Those of you who managed to get in before the deadline will receive the Zoom link and further instructions about this super cool event and THANK YOU for your support!

If you would like to make a donation to AHK in support of YAB, please click here* and make sure you add “YAB” to the comments section of the form. *link opens in a new window

On Thursday, June 10th at 7:00pm, the Young Associates Board is partnering with Publican Quality Meats (PQM) and The Violet Hour to bring you an amazing night of charcuterie design. Join PQM’s very own Butcher, Rob Levitt, for our Cheese & Charcuterie Class. Guests will join via zoom as Rob guides you through the construction of your perfect personal charcuterie board. Learn about different meats and cheeses to utilize when building your charcuterie spread, plus the necessary accouterments to take your board to the next level. The charcuterie board is accompanied by 2 servings of a cocktail from The Violet Hour.