Second annual Stride into Skokie 5k walk celebrates Housing Program expansion

Skokie, IL-On Saturday, October 1st, 125 community members joined Impact Behavioral Health Partners for the Second Annual Stride into Skokie 5k walk.

The walk began at Central Park in the “Skevanston” area of Skokie and ended in downtown at the Skokie Heritage Museum, steps away from the construction site of a new 16-unit apartment building to house Impact participants.

At the endpoint of the event, walkers enjoyed a catered lunch from Village Inn Pizza and speeches from Skokie Mayor George Van Dusen, Betsy White of NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Dr. Maurice Brownlee of Wellness Home. “We’ve accomplished so much over the past year. It was great to celebrate with all our supporters who made this possible,” said Patti Capouch, Impact’s Executive Director.

The Stride into Skokie event, which was put on with support from presenting sponsors Equinix, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Synergy Construction Group, and Michael Schwartz and Angela Murphy was symbolic: After over 30 years of Impact’s buildings exclusively located in Evanston, the agency is expanding its housing portfolio into Skokie with the new 16-unit building and another 6-unit apartment building in central Skokie.

See highlights below or view the full event gallery.