UCAN

UCAN Trauma-Informed Violence Prevention Services

A key to solving the public health crisis of community violence can be found in healing
individual exposure to complex trauma. Through street-level outreach, UCAN’s Violence Prevention programming delivers youth development services as well as individual and group clinical services. We heal young people, reduce arrest, and increase access to care.

Amount awarded: $45,000.00
Award date: September 8, 2016

Thresholds

Women Veterans Health Initiative

The Women Veterans Health Initiative (WVHI) of the Thresholds Veterans Project, now entering its fourth year, provides targeted outreach to both local VA’s and women-serving organizations in the community, individual and group PTSD/MST therapies, and peer support from female staff, several of whom are past/current service members.

Amount awarded: $75,000.00
Award date: September 8, 2016

Health & Disability Advocates

Community Health for Women Veterans

The Community Health for Women Veterans project seeks to reduce the barriers faced by women Veterans seeking physical and mental health care. In partnership with the Thresholds’ Women Veterans Health Initiative and other community partners, HDA will implement specific strategies to improve female Veterans’ access to high-quality care in Illinois.

Amount awarded: $40,000.00
Award date: September 8, 2016

The Night Ministry

The Outreach and Health Ministry (OHM) Program

The Night Ministry’s Outreach and Health Ministry Program provides assistance to homeless, precariously housed, and medically vulnerable individuals to meet their most immediate needs. Our Outreach Bus travels to Chicago neighborhoods on a regular schedule all year, as we build relationships aimed at empowering individuals to meet their own needs.

Amount awarded: $40,000.00
Award date: September 8, 2016

SGA Youth & Family Services

Midwest Healthy Start

SGA’s Midwest Healthy Start Initiative seeks to more effectively serve families at high-risk for adverse birth outcomes by hiring a full-time nurse home visitor who can provide disease management support and health education. SGA will help at-risk families take all the steps needed to ensure safe deliveries and healthy lifestyles of newborns.

Amount awarded: $58,750.00
Award date: September 8, 2016