The Comfort Fund allows the Guest House to provide financial assistance to families who otherwise could not afford to be near to their loved ones during a medical crisis.

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Special Events

Red and White on Wednesday Night
October 22, 2014. Thank you to all who participated in this special evening.

Click here to view photos of the event.

Save the Date for our Annual Golf Outing! 
Thursday, August 6th, 2015 at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club.


IMD appreciates its Chicago Medical and Community partners.

Meet Our Newest Staff Member- Adam Helman, Development Director

Adam Helman.square. Adam Helman joined the IMD Guest House Foundation staff as Director of Development in January, 2015.

Prior to his current position, Adam ran his own consulting business that focused on non-profit and public sector clients, including the Chicago Infrastructure Trust, Civic Consulting Alliance, the Alford Group, and Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice. His projects focused on fundraising, strategy, communications, marketing and operations. As a volunteer, he has served as a tutor for adults and children and for the Michael Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Association “Dash for Detection.”

Before starting his own business, Adam worked at Coca-Cola for 15 years in a variety of marketing, key account management, and strategy roles. His assignments included channel marketing, category strategy, shopper marketing, and calling directly on retailers and foodservice operators. Adam also spent several years in advertising account management at J. Walter Thompson and BBDO, working with clients such as Oscar Mayer, Kraft, Claussen Pickles, Northwestern Mutual Life and Wrigley’s Gum. Prior to his corporate career, Adam was a political speechwriter for Richard M. Daley when Mr. Daley was States Attorney of Cook County.

A native Chicagoan, Adam earned a bachelor’s degree in political science at Washington University in St. Louis and an MBA at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

When Families Need to Stay Close

The IMD Guest House Foundation started in response to a critical need for affordable accommodations where family members can stay while their loved one receives medical treatment in the Illinois Medical District area.

Seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the Guest House serves people in need. The Guest House’s mission has expanded over time to include not only family members, but also the patients themselves, when they travel to Chicago for outpatient treatment. Each person who stays at the Guest House’s facilities is provided with comfortable, affordable accommodations for as long as they need it. The Guest House is the only such facility in Chicago that serves both children and adult patients, and families of children and adult patients, providing comfort and a safe haven at a time when energy must be directed to larger issues. Each of the hospitals in the Illinois Medical District is within walking distance of the Guest House’s accommodations.

IMD Guest House asks for a nominal nightly rate for the accommodations, but no family is ever turned away for their inability to pay.


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