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.
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.
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.
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.
Infant Welfare Society of Chicago received generous support from the Visiting Nurse Association to fund a portion of the Nurse Manager Position salary, with expanded duties specific to the management of quality indicators.
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.