West Side Agency Feeds Hundreds On Thanksgiving Day

Mike Krauser
November 22, 2018 - 12:51 pm
A Safe Haven Thanksgiving

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A west side social service agency that helps people deal with homelessness and a variety of other issues hosted a Thanksgiving day brunch for hundreds of people today. 

Governor Bruce Rauner and his wife, Diana, helped to serve a packed house at A Safe Haven at Roosevelt and California.  

The governor told those in attendance people weren't made to be republicans or democrats, but to help one another. 

He said giving back is something everyone should do all the time. 

Rauner at a Safe Haven Foundation
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Diners also heard from a woman who said she was addicted to heroin for 36 years and was living on the streets and in and out of prison. 

Algelia Bianca said anyone can get out of what they're in.   She's an example, she said.  She left the program at A Safe Haven six years ago and said she's now gainfully employed
and has her own home. 

She wrote a book about her experiences, called "In Deep".