News & Events at Sinnissippi Centers, Inc.
Nearly 150 Attend Recovery Celebration
The light fall of rain could not keep the nearly 150 individuals from attending the recent Wellness and Recovery Celebration held Thursday September 13, 2012 from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Sinnissippi Centers Dixon office (325 Illinois Route 2). Those seeking welleness and recovery and the family members, friends and others who support them attended the celebration.
Sponsored by Sinnissippi Centers and the Sinnissippi Foundation, and in concert with community partners like KSB Community Wellness and the Lee County Health Department, the event’s focus is to celebrate the wellness and recovery from a substance use disorder, mental illness, family issue, or behavioral health issue and to celebrate those who provide the support that is vital to successful recovery.
The Recovery Celebration included:
• Two informational speakers
• Light refreshments/snacks
• Activities for all ages
Sinnissippi Centers’ Recovery Celebration coincides with National Recovery Month (designated as September of each year). The Recovery Celebration seeks to increase awareness of the success of treatment and the process of recovery:
• Help is available for mental illness, substance use disorders and other behavioral health issues.
• People in recovery can and do rejoin their families, their jobs, and their lives in their communities.
• Family members can help people obtain treatment and work to erode societal stigmas against people in recovery by celebrating their successes.
Fourth Annual Gardenstock Art & Music Festival a Huge Success
Over 1,500 music and art lovers of all ages attended the Gardenstock Art and Music festival Saturday, August 18th, at Distinctive Gardens in Dixon. Proceeds from the nearly day-long event will once again benefitted the Sinnissippi Centers’ Youth Garden Project.
"The youth garden project has grown to what it is today because of the support of Gardenstock," according to Carol Novak, Sinnissippi Centers' Garden Project Supervisor. "It has allowed us to expand the garden program to include more youth and do more for the youth with the program."
"We are so very grateful to Bud and Lisa LeFevre of Distinctive Gardens in Dixon," adds Novak. "Both of them, along with their staff and other volunteers, have planned, organized, and carried out this event each year, and they have done an incredible job not only putting together a high quality event, but have done it all to benefit the youth in our Garden Program."
The musical line up for the Festival included nine talented local bands who performed music from folk, rock, bluegrass, funk, electric blues and reggae. The festival also featured art work from around 30 local artists.
Gardenstock is a “picnic style” event. Festival goers bring their own chairs and blankets, and can bring their own food and drink if they wish. Food vendors were also on site offering delicious choices for those who preferred to travel lighter to Gardenstock.
All proceeds from the $3.00 admission fee, sale of T-shirts, buttons, posters, and other items will support Sinnissippi Centers’ Youth Garden Project.
For more information visit the Gardenstock on the web. You can also follow Gardenstock on Facebook.
20th Annual Sinnissippi Foundation Golf Open
A nearly full field of 141 Golfers came out on a beutiful August Thursday to support the Sinnissippi Foundation during the 20th Annual Sinnissippi Foundation Golf Open, which was held Thursday August 16, 2012 at Timber Creek Golf in Dixon, Illinois.
The Golf Open is made possible through the generosity of so many individuals, businesses, and organizations. Proceeds from the annual Golf Open benefit clients and programs of Sinnissippi Centers and other worthwhile community projects.
Examples of some of the work The Foundation does include; the Education Assistance Fund and the CARES Fund, which assists Sinnissippi Clients with needed expenses.
Established in 1979, the Sinnissippi Foundation seeks to increase the ability of Sinnissippi Centers to provide quality, coordinated and responsive behavioral health care services to children, adults, families, and communities now and in the future.
For more information about The Sinnissippi Foundation, contact Sinnissippi Centers’ marketing coordinator Sinnissippi at 815-284-9380 or visit online: Sinnissippi Foundation
KSB Hospital Named Sponsor of the Year
At the 2012 Golf Open a local businesses was presented with the honor for their long time dedication and support of the Foundation: KSB Hospital received the Sponsors Award.
Thanks to all sponsors, donors, golfers and others who support the Golf Open and the Foundation, without whom, the Sinnissippi Foundation would not be able to continue its mission.
Pictured at left are Dave Schreiner of KSB (left in photo) accepting the Sponsor's Award from Andy Jackson (right in photo), of the Sinnissippi Foundation.