Our Heart to Heart staff works on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am-1:00 pm. Staff has been working at the Rectory.
Call the Rectory at 773.764-3621 to get ahold of Heart to Heart team. Any messages left for Heart to Heart will be passed on to staff immediately.
Heart to Heart is a ministry grown at St. Gertrude that serves some of our most vulnerable residents in Edgewater—our senior citizens. Staffed by director Jane Callahan-Moore, the outreach program’s mission is to help seniors who need minimal assistance to enable them to remain independent in their home. Heart to Heart completes assessments and connects our seniors in need to community services and agencies that can assist them with financial and home care functions.
In addition, the Heart to Heart program offer a limited range of services, however, this is limited due to COVID. With the help of these dedicated staff and volunteers, we've been able to help hundreds of older persons live quality, dignified, independent lives in their own home.
Equally as important as tending to basic needs is the human connection that Heart to Heart provides to the lonely, poor, or those in need. Social Services at St. Gertrude is about showing love and care to them through a listening ear, a smile, a kind word, a visit to break up a long day, or a helping hand. It’s about putting faith into action by loving our neighbors and tending to their needs.
If you are a senior in need or care for an older person that may need Heart to Heart’s services, please call the Rectory at 773.764.3621 to get ahold of Heart to Heart team. Any messages left for Heart to Heart will be passed on to staff.
Additionally, Heart to Heart offers a medical lending closet. Items available include walkers, with and without wheels, crutches, wheelchairs, and portable commodes. Please call please call the Rectory at 773.764.3621 for a list of available items or to schedule an appointment to pick-up or drop-off items.
Heart to Heart depends on the generosity of the Edgewater community to continue its work. Every October, multiple fundraisers are held, but in 2020, we only have Fr. Mike's marathon. Please consider supporting our work by making a donation to Heart to Heart at the Rectory or online. Donations made with a check should be made payable to St. Gertrude Parish with Heart to Heart written in the memo line.
Heart to Heart Office
6214 N. Glenwood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60660
Call the Rectory at 773.764-3621 to get ahold of Heart to Heart team.
During the COVID crisis, our Heart to Heart staff works on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am-1:00 pm. Staff has been working at the Rectory.
Call the Rectory at 773.764.3621 to get ahold of Heart to Heart team. Any messages left for Heart to Heart will be passed on to staff.
Please call to schedule an appointment with the staff, particularly if you need to get or drop off durable medical equipment from the Lending Closet. Do not drop off these items at the Rectory.
Requests for Hospital Visits
If you (or a family member) is hospitalized and want a visit by a church staff member, please call the Heart to Heart office. Because of government regulations, hospital, nursing homes, etc. cannot contact us with this information. Heart to Heart staff will then notify the Rectory.
Did you know that there is a special and valued ministry that needs participants, particularly our homebound and physically-restricted parishioners? There are no meetings or dues required, yet the members have a valued connection to parish life by enriching others and themselves through their own dedicated, daily prayer time!
It works like this—we provide our committed participants with a prayer book and a monthly guide sheet reflecting some of the prayer requests taken from St. Gertrude Church’s Prayer Wall. Our prayer angels become an unseen blessing for so many! We welcome anyone’s interest in this caring ministry. Call Jane
Callahan-Moore at 773.973.5464 for more information.