Mentors pair up with children ages 6–18, who often come from low-income communities and underserved schools. Mentors learn to demonstrate a holistic concern for the children by helping them to deal with day-to-day challenges that may arise both at school and at home. The organization does not currently have enough volunteer mentors to meet demand, and must place many children on a waiting list until they can be matched with a suitable mentor. BBBS needs additional funding to expand its team of volunteers, which includes the costs of recruiting and screening new volunteers, and then training and matching them with children.
The doctors of chiropractic at Chiro One Wellness Centers put patients at the core of their efforts. Though the centers are spread the country, with locations in Illinois, Kentucky and Texas, the company's mission remains to help patients and their surrounding communities reach their maximum potential through a combination of customized chiropractic treatment plans and education. This approach doesn't just assuage painful symptoms—it's also designed to uncover the root causes of ailments such as whiplash, insomnia, headaches, carpal-tunnel syndrome, and more.
In their efforts to improve communication in the central nervous system by addressing nerve interference, chiropractors provide spinal adjustments and supplemental treatments such as cervical traction, therapeutic exercise and balance-strengthening wobble boards. Their practice extends far beyond the wellness centers, however: community-outreach efforts take them to health fairs, offsite spinal screenings, and complimentary workshops on a range of wellness topics. They also devote themselves to nonprofit work with several organizations, including The Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Greater Chicago Food Depository. At the Chiros Care Free Wellness Center, they examine and treat Chicago's homeless and HIV-positive population, fueled by their belief that everyone should have access to expert preventive care.
Dr. Soberanis leads the charge at Myotherapy Treatment Centers, where he has been specializing in sports medicine and treating serious injuries for more than a decade. Soberanis’s centers offer a full range of massage therapy treatments in addition to chiropractic work. Visit the center’s “What Can I Expect?” page for additional information.
Veridical Massage Studio's therapists believe that pain—whether chronic or the result of injury—is the body’s way of asking for help. The therapists' mission, then, is to help people manage, prevent, and overcome that pain; to that end, they offer structural orthopedic techniques and various types of therapeutic massages, including trigger-point, deep-tissue, and reflexology. Their service menu also includes Swedish massages, which help put the mind at ease and removes stress.
Dr. B. Tasleyma Sattar is an osteopathic doctor and researcher who's devoted her practice to holistic family medicine. Drawing on her experience as the chief resident at Palmetto General Hospital and owner of Oakmont Wellness Center, Dr. Sattar conducts diagnostic tests and therapies to address everyday issues. At her office she specializes not only in family medicine but also in travel medicine, administering immunizations, offering one-on-one counseling, and supplying patients with airport-friendly, metal-free stethoscopes.
Touting more than 35 years of combined experience, Expressions' smile specialists build a firm foundation of preventative and cosmetic dental services. Appropriate for patients with slight discolouration or those between intensive treatments, Expressions’ 45-minute refresher treatment combines the whitening prowess of cool LED light with a fresh coat of peroxide gel, applied to the teeth by brush for a stark, minimalist effect. Brightening teeth two to three shades which may last up to two years, the gentle refresher yields very little or no tooth sensitivity. Patients whose premolars are in permanent coffee camouflage can pay the difference and upgrade to a more extensive whitening package, such as the 1.5-hour platinum package ($200) or the two-hour ultimate white package ($300).