Grant Date: June 8, 2017

Enlace Chicago

CHW-led Health Equity Program

In continued support of a CHW-led program that provides services that help the residents of Little Village understand and connect with the healthcare system, to utilize their health insurance coverage if newly enrolled, and to identify and refer people with mental health challenges to community-based services.

Amount awarded: $50,000.00
Award Date: June 8, 2017

One Hope United

Pathfinders

Funding from the VNA Foundation was requested to support a therapist who will provide trauma-informed interventions to children 3-6 years old, who reside in Kane County.

Amount awarded: $45,000.00
Award Date: June 8, 2017

Grant Date: March 8, 2017

Sinai Health System

Crisis Stabilization Unit

Sinai respectfully requests a general operating grant for its Crisis Stabilization Unit, which will serve 2,400 patients experiencing behavioral health crisis stabilize in a therapeutic environment and connect to the next level of care: inpatient, outpatient or discharge home.

Amount awarded: $50,000.00
Award Date: March 8, 2017

Communities In Schools of Chicago

Healthy Students, Healthy Communities

With the support of the VNA Foundation in 2017, CIS of Chicago’s Healthy Students, Healthy Communities Initiative will (1) further improve health outcomes for Chicago Public School (CPS) students through increased partner connections to schools, and (2) promote evidence-based best practices among our network of health education partners.

Amount awarded: $40,000.00
Award Date: March 8, 2017

Inner-City Muslim Action Network

Oral Health Program

IMAN’s dental program will increase the scope and capacity for services provided to its low-income and uninsured patients. Through increased staff time and investment in x-ray technology, the program will grow from a half day to three days per week, and from only screening, cleaning, and referrals to expanded preventive and basic restorative care.

Amount awarded: $25,000.00
Award Date: March 8, 2017

Partnership for Resilience

Southland Partnership Organizer Project

This grant will enable the hiring of a Southland Partnership Organizer to bolster the ability of Partnership for Resilience(PfR)-affiliated school districts to address the health, academic, and social-emotional needs of children and families in Cook County’s southern suburbs.

Amount awarded: $49,500.00
Award Date: March 8, 2017

Swedish Covenant Hospital

The Violence Prevention Program

Funding is requested to support the SCH Violence Prevention Program in the coming year. For the proposed expansion, SCH will increase access to specialized medical care for survivors of human trafficking, and increase the ability of our providers and staff to provide high-quality, trauma-informed care to this high-need patient population.

Amount awarded: $31,000.00
Award Date: March 8, 2017

Youth Guidance

Working on Womanhood (WOW)

Youth Guidance’s Working on Womanhood (WOW) is a multifaceted school year long group counseling program that works to improve social, emotional, and behavioral competencies for 7-12th grade girls exposed to traumatic stressors and/or with emotion regulation challenges.

Amount awarded: $50,000.00
Award Date: March 8, 2017

Grant Date: December 8, 2016

Howard Brown Health Center

Broadway Youth Center: Growth and Transition

Howard Brown Health (Howard Brown) requests $50,000 for its program, the Broadway Youth Center, as it grows and expands to a new service site. Funding will support the development and enhancement of programs, launching of concurrent services, and increased hours of operation to support LGBTQ and homeless young people.

Amount awarded: $50,000.00
Award Date: December 8, 2016

Juvenile Protective Association

Building Bridges to North Lawndale

The overall goal of BBNL school mental health partnerships is to help children feel/function better. Over 87% are from low-income families with homelessness being a problem (19%) and 49% are experiencing homelessness or housing instability. BBNL’s aim is to respond to emotional and behavioral problems of children that interfere with learning.

Amount awarded: $40,000.00
Award Date: December 8, 2016

ElderCARE

Simple Services Keep Seniors Healthy & At Home

ElderCARE’s free transportation, grocery shopping, friendly visits, and information & referral services enable seniors to age in place in their homes, increase access to health care, and improve health outcomes for those with chronic conditions and disabilities, addressing a major barrier to accessing medical care: lack of transportation.

Amount awarded: $10,000.00
Award Date: December 8, 2016

Teen Living Programs

Whole Health

Teen Living Programs’ Whole Health Program is a holistic approach to addressing and improving the health and well-being of youth experiencing homelessness. The Whole Health Program includes essential health care services that are provided in conjunction with housing and supportive services.

Amount awarded: $50,000.00
Award Date: December 8, 2016