Over the last few years, Popular Community Bank has become increasingly involved with Healthcare Alternative Systems (H.A.S.). At the end of September, we partnered to raise money and awareness for this fantastic community partner at their 6th annual golf outing.
Adnan Assad, Senior Vice President of Popular Community Bank’s Middle Market Lending Division, is a member of the board at H.A.S. Over the last two years, he has also been on the golf outing committee. At the 2013 event, Popular Community Bank was a lead sponsor of the event.
In 2008, H.A.S. started hosting annual golf outings to raise awareness of behavioral health issues, support H.A.S. programming, and build our ties to the Chicagoland business community.
Popular Community Bank had a number of employees involved in the event, donating time and gifts that were included in raffle prizes at the event. All proceeds from the outing benefit H.A.S. programs including substance abuse treatment, help for individuals experiencing domestic violence and postpartum depression and programs that steer at-risk youth away from substance abuse, teen pregnancy and gang involvement.
H.A.S. is a leading behavioral health resource for Chicago’s Latino community, providing culturally competent, bilingual (English and Spanish) services to a diverse population of men, women, and youth from all backgrounds. They believe that, in order to be effective, behavioral health services need to be holistic, personalized and participant-centered.
H.A.S. offers gender-specific programs addressing substance abuse, mental and physical health, family relationships, and more. Every year, H.A.S. serves over six thousand individuals.