Natural Ties

Natural Ties is an organization with the goal of providing a safe space for Stritch medical students, faculty and staff to interact with adult members of the Maywood and surrounding communities living with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Regular on-campus dinners are held to provide a space for socialization that is mutually beneficial, and special events such as bowling, karaoke, field days, craft days, etc., allow for added exposure of the Stritch community to a wide range of special needs. Friendships formed during these events promote further understanding and compassion for this community as a whole.


Instagram: @ssomnaturalties


Faculty Liaison

  • Dr. Nate Derhammer

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