Grants approved at December 8, 2016 Board Meeting
Advocate Charitable Foundation (website) $30,000.00
Mobile Dental Program
In continued support of the Mobile Dental Program, operated by staff and residents in the Advocate General Practice Residency Program in Dentistry, that provides direct care, outreach and prevention education to underserved Chicago area communities.
AIDS Foundation of Chicago (website) $75,000.00
Toward the general operations of this agency that provides services to people affected by HIV/AIDS and leadership within the sector.
Between Friends (website) $25,000.00
In general operating support of the agency's work to prevent domestic violence and provide care and support to survivors.
Crisis Center for South Suburbia (website) $25,000.00
Medical Advocacy for Victims of Domestic Violence
Toward the Medical Advocacy Program located within Little Company of Mary Hospital that offers direct services to victims of domestic violence and screening for at-risk patients, and provides training to area healthcare professionals and students.
ElderCARE (website) $10,000.00
Simple Services Keep Seniors Healthy & At Home
Toward the Access to Care volunteer medical transportation program, which provides no-cost transportation to medical appointments for low-income seniors in Lake County.
Goldie's Place (website) $50,000.00
In operating support of this program that offers comprehensive dental services free of charge to homeless adults, provided primarily by volunteer dentists and dental students.
Howard Brown Health Center (website) $50,000.00
Broadway Youth Center: Growth and Transition
To help enhance and expand services at the Broadway Youth Center that ensures, through the provision of healthcare, behavioral health services, referrals and health education, that LGBTQ and homeless youth have access to resources and services.
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (website) $50,000.00
Immigrant Healthcare Access Initiative
To build a system of community-based agencies that will locate, educate and navigate uninsured residents to the Cook County Health and Hospital System’s Direct Access Program and other safety net providers.
Juvenile Protective Association (website) $40,000.00
Building Bridges to North Lawndale
In continued support of this program that provides mental health and support services to distressed children within seven Chicago public elementary schools.
Little Company of Mary Hospital (website) $15,000.00
Mobile Medical Care Program
In continued support of this program that brings onsite healthcare services to primarily elderly homebound.
Michael Reese Research and Education Foundation $50,000.00
Michael Reese Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program
To offer ongoing support for the bilingual Nurse Case Manager who oversees the MR-IBCCP located at MetroSouth Medical Center.
Mujeres Latinas en Accion (website) $40,000.00
Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Programs- North Riverside
In continued support for the domestic violence and sexual assault programs located in North Riverside that provide crisis and additional wraparound services to low-income Latinas and their families.
Old Irving Park Community Clinic (website) $50,000.00
To support the salary of the RN Clinic Manager at this free clinic.
Planned Parenthood Chicago Area (website) $50,000.00
APN at Planned Parenthood Austin
In continued support of the part-time Advanced Practice Nurse who provides family planning services, sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment, education, and cancer screenings for low income clients at PPIL’s Austin health center.
Porchlight Counseling Services (website) $50,000.00
Toward ongoing support of this agency that offers college students who are sexually assaulted free, off-campus counseling by specialized therapists, group counseling sessions, a 24/7 helpline, and outreach and education.
Rape Victim Advocates (website) $35,000.00
Toward the 2017 fiscal year budget of this agency that is a lead provider of comprehensive sexual assault services, advocacy and education in the area.
Teen Living Programs (website) $50,000.00
To assist with this holistic program that provides health services, in conjunction with housing and supportive services, to improve the health of homeless youth and teach them how best to meet their health needs when they leave the agency.
Grand Total (17 items) $695,000.00
Grants approved at September 8, 2016 Board Meeting
Antioch Area Healthcare Accessibility Alliance (website) $45,183.00
Network Nurse Program
In support of the Network Nurse Program that brings nursing expertise to clients via home support visits and community programs, enhancing access to healthcare for the Antioch area's medically underserved.
Apna Ghar (website) $30,000.00
In continued support of the counseling services that are available to all Apna Ghar clients, as a response to crisis and trauma from domestic violence, and the immediate safety needs of the survivors.
Breakthrough Urban Ministries (website) $45,000.00
Behavioral Healthcare for Homeless Adults
To assist with salary support for program staff that provide 150 homeless men and women with on-site access to trauma-informed integrated medical and behavioral health services that stabilize conditions and support the increase of healthy behavior.
Brighton Park Neighborhood Council (website) $50,000.00
BPNC’s School-Based Mental Health Program
To support this program that offers trauma-informed counseling to elementary through high school aged children, combined with case management with students and their families in five Chicago Public Schools.
Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (website) $25,000.00
Chicago Homeless Youth Mobile App
To further develop and implement the Chicago Connector Homeless Youth Mobile Phone Application in conjunction with Young Invincibles.
Chicago Family Health Center (website) $30,000.00
Strong Minds: South Side Behavioral Health Access
To assist with the full integration of behavioral health and primary care services across the agency's five health centers located in south Chicago.
CommunityHealth (website) $75,000.00
General Operating Support
Operating support for the provision of a comprehensive array of health services, including: primary care; dental care; medications and medication management; health education; preventive care; and social services.
Health & Disability Advocates (website) $40,000.00
Community Health for Women Veterans
To support and expand efforts to improve the health of women military veterans by helping community providers to develop plans and implement practices that reduce barriers.
Infant Welfare Society of Chicago (website) $50,000.00
Nurse Manager Project
In support of the Nurse Manager, a key and central position with both administrative and clinical responsibilities, to help oversee this clinic for low income women and children.
Lawndale Christian Health Center (website) $45,000.00
Mobile Health Team
In continued support of the Mobile Health Team that provides holistic medical care to clients at ten homeless shelters on Chicago's west side.
Night Ministry, The (website) $40,000.00
The Outreach and Health Ministry Program
To help fund the Outreach and Health Ministry program which brings basic health care services to homeless individuals in underserved neighborhoods.
Pilsen Homeless Services (website) $20,000.00
General Operating Support
To assist with the operations of this free clinic and its community outreach efforts for homeless men and women throughout Chicago.
SGA Youth & Family Services (website) $58,750.00
Midwest Healthy Start
To assist with the salary of a home visiting nurse to work with the agency's Midwest Healthy Start program.
Thresholds (website) $75,000.00
Women Veterans Health Initiative
In continued support of the Women Veterans Health Initiative, a unique program specifically designed to meet the needs of women veterans who are low-income and struggling with PTSD, Military Sexual Trauma, mental illness and/or other challenges.
UCAN (website) $45,000.00
UCAN Trauma-Informed Violence Prevention Services
In support of these services that utilize street-based outreach to encourage troubled youth in North Lawndale to seek services at UCAN, and to provide education and intervention to socially disengaged youth.
YogaCare (website) $15,000.00
Improving Austin’s Health through Yoga
To expand the agency’s programming to PCC Community Wellness center, offering classes for pain and stress reduction; opioid dependency; and self-care.
Young Invincibles (website) $75,000.00
Chicago Homeless Youth Mobile App
To further develop and implement the Chicago Connector Homeless Youth Mobile Phone Application in conjunction with Chicago Coalition for the Homeless.
Youth & Family Counseling (website) $25,000.00
Waukegan Integration Project
To provide counseling at Erie HealthReach in Waukegan, offering treatment for low income adults and children for a range of issues including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma and more.
Grand Total (18 items) $788,933.00