Marillac St. VIncent Family Services

Project Hope

Marillac Social Center’s Project Hope Program is the agency’s comprehensive program for pregnant and parenting teens (ages 13-25). The overall goal of Project Hope is to help teen parents establish safe, healthy, and productive lives for themselves and their children.

Amount awarded: $30,000.00
Award date: September 10, 2015

Suburban Primary Health Care Council

Access to Care Program

Access to Care links low income, uninsured and underinsured adults with a primary healthcare physician, for a $5 co-payment per visit. The program also covers lab tests and routine x-rays for a $5 co-payment, and prescription medication for co-payments of $15-$40. The Access to Care program pays the rest. We pay physicians very modestly, $68 per patient per year, and they choose the number of patients they will take from our program.

Amount awarded: $35,000.00
Award date: September 10, 2015

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago

Community Family Service Center

The Community Family Service Center (CFSC) provides mental and behavioral health services to economically disadvantaged children who experience or are at high risk for emotional instability. CFSC services include assessment; treatment planning; individual, family, and group treatment; school consultation; and case management and community support services, with focused support available to a largely under-served, Spanish-speaking population with bilingual and culturally relevant services made possible by the VNA Foundation’s funding support.

Amount awarded: $30,000.00
Award date: September 10, 2015

Chicago Women's Health Center

Clinical Services Program

Chicago Women’s Health Center (CWHC) received funding for its Clinical Services Program. This grant is supporting the Clinical Services Program during a crucial time of growth; it is the second full year of transitioning to a nurse-practitioner led clinic, and its corresponding expansion to primary care.

Amount awarded: $45,000.00
Award date: September 10, 2015

ChildServ

Emerge

The Emerge program transforms the lives of homeless young adults, some with young children, assisting them to stabilize their lives by providing subsidized temporary housing and supportive services like counseling, medical home security, health/mental health utilization training, life skills training and wraparound case management. The program staff work with 20 clients at a time between the ages of 18 and 24; 15 are single and five have children. During a given year, 35 to 40 individuals and families will participate as clients transition in and out of services. Clients can remain in Emerge housing for up to 24 months as they make progress toward permanent housing, health/mental health management skills and financial stability. Case management services are provided for up to six months after they leave Emerge housing to help them stay on track.

Amount awarded: $30,000.00
Award date: September 10, 2015

The ARK

The ARK’s Medical Clinic

The ARK’s Health Center includes the Medical, Dental, Eye, and Optometry Clinics and Pharmacy. The goals of the program are to provide assessment, treatment and follow-up care in a professional, compassionate and respectful atmosphere to low-income patients who are uninsured or who have inadequate medical insurance (despite the Affordable Care Act) and no other source for vital medical care. All services are provided free of charge. The Clinics are directed by an RN/MPH Clinical Manager, who provides patient care and education and supervises 70 volunteer medical professionals as well as a small paid support staff. The previous grant provided salary support for this Registered Nurse Clinical Manager, and support for the purchase of pharmaceuticals to stock The ARK’s Pharmacy. Since the physicians and dentists are volunteers, these costs make up over 75% of the Health Center’s budget.

Amount awarded: $40,000.00
Award date: September 10, 2015

Primo Center for Women and Children

Trauma-Informed Mental Health Services

Primo Center for Women and Children continues to expand its innovative model of trauma-informed mental health services to very vulnerable homeless women and children. Primo Center’s model of providing shelter and permanent housing combined with on-site intensive mental health treatment creates a unique therapeutic community, offering a safe setting dedicated to supporting these families to heal.

Amount awarded: $50,000.00
Award date: September 10, 2015

Chicago Youth Programs

Accessible Health Care & Prevention

CYP currently operates 2 free health clinics. In this proposal, we request funding to continue to tie primary care with health promotion and education activities outside the clinic, providing a truly comprehensive approach. This will include activities where program teens will complete a media campaign with preventative health messages. ; This project seeks to continue to tie primary care in our two volunteer health clinics with health promotion and education activities outside the clinic, providing a truly comprehensive approach. This will include activities where program teens will complete a media campaign with preventative health messages. ; CYP currently operates 2 free health clinics. In this proposal, we request funding to continue to tie primary care with health promotion and education activities outside the clinic, providing a truly comprehensive approach. This will include activities where program teens will complete a media campaign with preventative health messages.

Amount awarded: $20,000.00
Award date: September 10, 2015

Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center

Sexual Assault Counseling Program

Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center provides free sexual assault counseling sessions in individual and group settings, and they are offered in English and Spanish. We alleviate the trauma symptoms of survivors of rape and help them to develop healthy coping strategies.

Individual counseling is tailored to the client’s unique needs and allow the client to disclose their reactions to the abuse in a confidential setting. Support groups allow participants to receive and offer support to others who have experienced similar trauma. Parent groups bring together parents of child survivors in order to answer their questions and assist other caregivers in the same situation. We also offer alternative forms of counseling such as art and play therapy. These treatment modalities provide clients with the tools to express their experiences and a constructive outlet for their intense emotions.

Amount awarded: $35,000.00
Award date: September 10, 2015

Apna Ghar

Counseling Services for Immigrant Survivors

Apna Ghar’s domestic violence counseling services are provided through individual, group, and art therapy sessions. Counseling is a critical component of our comprehensive service model as our counselors provide crisis response to address the immediate safety needs of survivors.

Amount awarded: $30,000.00
Award date: September 10, 2015