At Healy Scanlon, we are committed to giving back and improving the quality of life for our fellow community members. Healy Scanlon upholds numerous community involvement initiatives both in the legal forum as well as in other areas. Below are some of our more recent initiatives.
Catholic Charities fulfills the Church’s role in the mission of charity to anyone in need by providing compassionate, competent and professional services that strengthen and support individuals, families and communities based on the value and dignity of human life. In order to remain faithful to our mission, Catholic Charities is guided by these core values: Respect, Compassion, Competence and Stewardship.
Their mission and values are based on the firm foundation of Catholic Social Teaching, a collection of themes developed in papal and other writings over the course of the Church’s history. These themes include the belief that human life is sacred; that all humans have inherent dignity, rights and responsibilities; that social structures like marriage and the family must be supported; that the needs of the poor and vulnerable must be met; and that we must be responsible stewards of God’s creation.
Far from limiting our focus, our Catholic identity and values enable us to truly be “universal,” which is what “catholic” really means. The tenets of Catholic Social Teaching call us to serve everyone, regardless of their belief or background, and to employ anyone, not just Catholics, who commits to our mission. Christ reached out to people of all faiths, and Catholic Charities does the same, with the goal of transforming lives for the better.
Healy Scanlon is a proud supporter of Catholic Charities legal Division. Attorneys offer clients basic legal advice and referral services via a telephone hotline, monthly advice desks at Catholic Charities Evening Supper Program, and in person. Clients in need of legal representation may be placed with a volunteer attorney from CCLA’s Pro Bono Network or directed to a legal aid organization. Legal educational seminars are also offered. Services are free and available in Spanish.
The Union League Boys & Girls Clubs strives to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. We currently serve more than 13,200 enrolled members between the ages of 6 and 18 at 8 locations. Each day, more than 1,400 youth take part in programming focused on academic success, healthy lifestyles and good character and citizenship.
For 95 years, the Union League Boys & Girls Clubs have served the after-school development needs of at-risk youth in Chicago. The organization also staffs and manages its own 247-acre summer camp in Salem, Wisconsin where youth from Chicago’s inner city participate in enrichment activities in an environment free from drugs, gangs and violence. The Union League Boys & Girls Clubs also launched a programming initiative at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center aimed at reducing the high rate of recidivism among the juvenile detainees.
The son of immigrant parents from Ireland, founder Martin Healy, Jr. is very active in the Irish Community and Irish organizations in Chicago including the Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago (President), Irish American Heritage Center (Chairman, Library Fundraising Committee), Celtic Legal Society (President) and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee (Annual Dinner Chair and Board of Directors). Martin Healy and other members of The Healy Scanlon Law Firm write a monthly column for the Irish American News, “Healy Law” covering legal topics of interest.
Over fifty years ago, a handful of visionary leaders founded the Illinois Bar Foundation. Their initial commitment was to provide aid to deserving members of the Illinois Bar who, because of age or infirmity, could no longer provide for their own care or support. Since then, the Foundation has expanded its scope to ensure meaningful access to the justice system, especially for those with limited means, and to assist lawyers who can no longer support themselves due to incapacity. With the Vision to be the statewide leader in advancing equal justice, the Foundation has established the following organizational objectives:
Healy Scanlon is proud to support the IL Bar Foundation’s Mission.
Local 281, Sprinklerfitters and Apprentice Union, supports Illinois Fire Safety Alliance and their well-known burn camp “I Am Me.” This nonprofit organization provides a summer camp for children who are burn victims. Because local 281 represents a trade dedicated to fire safety, this organization was a perfect fit. In addition, 281 also supports the nonprofit organization Home for Our Troops, which provides mortgage free specially adapted homes nationwide for severely injured Veterans. Attorney Kevin Veugeler and Healy Scanlon Law Firm are proud to be a part of this great cause.