Racial and Healthcare Equity Awards Reception


Greetings HSI Friends and Supporters:

I trust this correspondence finds you and your family doing well.  I am writing you today to solicit your support for HI’s inaugural Race and Health Equity Awards reception on December 9, 2021, at the Union League of Chicago from 6:00pm-8:30pm.  Attached is a copy of our letter requesting your support, and invitation to the event.  For your convenience, you may also use this link to purchase tickets or sponsorship:

HSI’s inaugural Race and Health Equity Awards Reception


Please contact me if you have any questions or need additional information.  Thank you in advance for your continued support!

In service,


Donald J. Dew



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Cook County Board President Preckwinkle and HSI

Habilitative Sytems' Restorative Justice program receives recognition by Cook County Board President Preckwinklefor the major impact had on Chicago's Youth

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Congressional Black Caucus 49th Annual Legislative Conference



Al Sharp represented the Restorative Justice Program and his non-for-profit organization called the Invisible Book Bag at the Congressional Black Caucus 49th Annual Legislative Conference. He spoke at Congressman Danny K. Davis “Child Welfare Brain Trust” session on Friday, September 13, 2019. 

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CHICAGO (CBS)– One medical center in West Garfield Park is trying to take on
violence and substance abuse outside of the criminal justice system

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international delegation of law enforcement officials

Bobby E. Wright CMHC and Habilitative Systems, Inc. were pleased to participate June 11th in a visit by an international delegation of law enforcement officials from Tobago, Trinidad., Jamaica, Guyana, and Barbados who are interested in efforts to divert and deflect appropriate persons from incarceration into Behavioral Health treatment. The group was hosted by TASC (Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities) in partnership with the U.S. State Department.

Special thanks to the Chicago Police Department’s Robin Robinson for organizing this effort with CPD’s CIT and Diversion initiatives and promoting essential community-based partnerships! Also in attendance and thanks go to Congressman Danny K Davis, State Representative Camille Lilly and Cook County Commissioner Dennis Deer.

The group visited the proposed site for the Westside Community Triage and Wellness Center and the Enola A. Dew Senior Apartments for a reception afterwards.



I truly felt humbled to receive this Cook County Board of Commissioners' Resolution introduced by Commissioner Dennis Deer today. I accepted this honor on behalf of thousands of persons served annually, over 100 staff, our Board and invaluable supporters like you on the occasion of Habilitative Systems, Inc.'s 40th anniversary this year. Thanks to Madame President, the Cook County Board of Commissioners and a special thanks to my friend, colleague and fraternity brother, Commissioner Deer! — with Stanley Moore and Commissioner Dennis Deer.

Donald J. Dew