The Living Room is a nationally-recognized model and a proven alternative to the hospital emergency room; its goals are to decrease unnecessary hospitalizations, break the cycle of isolation, and develop a peer-based support network. This video tells the story of its evolution from an idea proposed at a community conversation to the development of a fully-operable center. The Living Room is open 365 days/year, and provides its services free of charge, with no insurance required.
Produced by Community Memorial Foundation and The Chicago Community Trust, with emerging media makers of Free Spirit PRO, a social enterprise of Free Spirit Media.
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