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Here's where you will find LGBT owned or supportive businesses. While these businesses have been screened for appropriateness, C.A.A.N. cannot make any guarantees about the services or products that these companies sell.  


Solomon's Knot Permaculture Designs: Affordable consulting for green transitioning. Visit the website.

transfiguration churchThe Church of the Transfiguration: a progressive parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago, and part of the worldwide Anglican Communion: 12219 S 86th Avenue, Palos Park IL 60464, 708-448-1200. Contact: The Rev. Lane G. Hensley, Pastor; more information can be found on our website."

Personal Fitness/Nutrition
perfect fitPerfect Fit Personal Training: Personal training and nutritional analysis: Wanda McCormick, Frankfort, IL, 708-935-2638. "I guide my clients toward a healthier lifestyle through the power of fitness, hard work and commitment to themselves. Visit my website to find a program that fits your needs and to start working toward your fitness goals."
georgeBefore I Read This Poem: Poetry Performance: George Miller, 7 Timber Mill Court, Bolingbrook IL 60490, 630-596-6238. "Poetry is a catalyst of social change. Since 2001, I have offered over 500 workshops and performances at over 100 different venues in Illinois and beyond. My performances and workshops inspire people to be inspired by poetry. See more at my website."

Jim Cosenza, LCSW, CADC: 4753 N. Broadway, Suite 608, Chicago, IL 60640

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Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a private psychotherapy practice in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood.  Providing services for Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Queer, and Questioning people.  Also counseling for Transpeople seeking medical/surgical gender treatments, and supportive counseling for Transpeople, gender variant persons, spouses, partners, and family members.  Additional Specialties • Substance use • Mood disorders • Anxiety disorders • Health and wellness • Grief and loss • Relationships  • Poly, leather, kink, and blended families.

Personal Victory Counseling, Inc.: Brian Rzepczynski, LCSW, 4260 Westbrook Drive St. 126, Aurora, IL 60504, (630) 375-7416. Individual, couples, and family therapy provided for all ages and populations, covering a wide array of mental health and personal growth issues. Dating & relationship education and coaching for the gay/lesbian community. "I'm the co-author of the 2005 self-help book "A Guide to Getting It: Purpose & Passion" and have created a sub-service of my practice called The Gay Love Coach: Man 4 Man Coaching Services, specializing in teaching dating and relationship success skills for gay singles and couples."
Gina L. Spielman, LCSW & Associates: Psychotherapy services in the western suburbs of Chicago: Gina Spielman, 445 W. Jackson Ave., Suite 105, Naperville IL 60540 or 123 Washington St., Suite 221, Oswego IL 60543, 630-212-7048. "After hearing you and understanding what is going on in your life, we will explore alternatives and solutions with you. We use supportive, expressive, insight-oriented & cognitive therapies. We also utilize various relaxation techniques, as many clients find them quite helpful. We will also provide education and other recommendations."
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