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

Youth & Family Counseling

Waukegan Integration Project

Youth & Family Counseling (YFC) has entered into an agreement with Erie HealthReach to provide counseling services to Erie’s patients at their Waukegan facility. This partnership will increase mental health system capacity and access to care for the low-income, under-served residents of Waukegan and North Chicago.

Amount awarded: $25,000.00
Award date: September 8, 2016

Breakthrough Urban Ministries

Behavioral Healthcare for Homeless Adults

Breakthrough seeks funding for its Behavioral Healthcare for Homeless Adults program, part of Breakthrough’s Adult Support Network. Annually, the program provides 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.

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

Brighton Park Neighborhood Council

BPNC’s School-Based Mental Health Program

BPNC’s school-based mental health program supports low-income Latino youth through trauma-informed individual/group therapy and comprehensive case management. BPNC’s mental health services support high-need students and families that suffer from abuse, exposure to domestic and gang violence, separation/loss, and other forms of trauma.

Amount awarded: $50,000.00
Award date: September 8, 2016