Chicago — Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare, Inc., a non-profit behavioral healthcare organization, on the city's north side, has come a long way since it first opened its doors in 1971. During its 40-year history, Trilogy has literally been a lifeline to tens of thousands of people who have mental illness and their family members.
CBS-2 news anchor Harry Porterfield will serve as special guest emcee at Trilogy's annual benefit "Kickin' The Blues 2011 - 40th Anniversary Celebration" to recognize achievements in mental health treatment and advocacy and to raise funds in support of Trilogy's Recovery-based programs. The organization's goal is to raise $50,000 to support mental health treatment, medical care and outreach services for the hundreds of consumers served annually.
The benefit celebration will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at Loyola University Chicago, Kasbeer Hall, 25 E. Pearson. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails and a silent auction followed by a 7:00 p.m. dinner and live auction.
Additionally, Illinois State Sen. Heather Steans will be presented the Trilogy "Legislative Partner in Recovery Award" for her dedication and unwavering efforts on behalf of people recovering from mental illnesses.
A second award will be presented to Trilogy's "Partner in Recovery," Michael Gersten, owner of Morse L Drugs. Gersten is a longtime Trilogy supporter and staunch mental health advocate in the community.
Auction items include a week stay in beautiful Puerto Vallarta, Tea for Two with CSO Assistant Concertmaster David Taylor, an autographed copy of Scott Turow's "Reversible Errors," spa packages, sports tickets, and much more! Musical entertainment will be provided by the group Chainsaw DuPont and the Blues Warriors. For more information or to purchase tickets online visit www.trilogyinc.org or call 773-382-4048.
Trilogy, Inc. is a non-profit community integrated health care organization in Chicago that assists people who have serious mental illness and reside primarily in the Chicago community of Rogers Park and the surrounding area. Central to the philosophy of all Trilogy services is a belief in the possibility of long-term recovery from mental illness and mental illness with co-occurring substance abuse disorders.