One of the many difficult aspects of starting at Chai Lifeline Midwest during the pandemic was restrictions during visits. For months, I’ve been meeting parents in the lobby. Once I was allowed to go up to the food court to spend some time with a parent.read full story
The Chanukah story teaches us how a small army was able to miraculously defeat a much larger army.
Our inspirational Chanukah story this year involves one young volunteer who made a big difference in the lives of our Chai Lifeline families.read full story
Rivka Recht, LPC Case Manger, Chai Lifeline Midwest
Everyone say “Boomwhacker”
Boomwhacker” we all reply, in doubtful voices.
“Say it like you mean it! Boomwhacker!”
Boomwhacker! We call out slightly more heartily.read full story
A day in the life: Midwest Case Manager, Adina Mayer
Whenever I tell people that I work as a case manager for Chai Lifeline it’s immediately a conversation starter. What does that mean? What do you actually do?
At a mom’s event recently, one mom came up to me and said, “You really have the best, worst job.” And she is right.read full story
When a loved one is going through a hard time, it’s natural to want to be there for them. However, many people get stuck on what they can do. This can lead to either doing nothing or being there in a way that misses the mark. One easy way of showing support may be bringing affected families or children a gift. A thoughtful present shows that you are thinking of the family and child and can make a difficult time just a bit more bearable.read full story