Health, Housing & Human Services Grants

2015 ANNUAL REPORT

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To tackle poverty in metropolitan Chicago, The Chicago Community Trust seeks to create a healthy and safe region by ensuring access to affordable housing; reinforcing the safety nets for people facing homelessness, hunger and health challenges; and finding long-term strategies to improve community health and public safety, including reforms to the criminal justice system.

In fiscal year 2015, the Trust awarded $14,086,900 in grants to support this priority.

  • Health

    ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE

    A Silver Lining Foundation
    $50,000* for the Buy Mom a Mammogram program

    Access Community Health Network
    $54,000 for the Behavioral Health Integration for a Patient-Centered Medical Home project

    Advocate Charitable Foundation
    $40,000* for the Advocate Illinois Masonic Mobile Dental Program

    Alivio Medical Center
    $150,000 for the Excellence in Care Project

    Asian Human Services Family Health Center
    $100,000 for Project Care Sync

    Center for Independence through Conductive Education
    $40,000* for the Motor Training Program for Children with Physical Disabilities

    Chicago Citywide Literacy Coalition
    $110,000 for the Empowerment-Based Health Literacy: Building Community Capacity for Healthcare Access and Usage program

    Chicago Commons Association
    $110,000 for the Health Empowerment Leadership Project

    CommunityHealth
    $125,000 for the MedAccess Chicago program

    CORE Foundation
    $100,000 for Project CONNECT

    Erie Family Health Center
    $111,000 for the Coordinating Patient Care Access (CPCA) project

    Esperanza Health Centers
    $68,700 for the Mental Health for the Underserved Project

    Hamdard Center for Health and Human Services
    $75,000 for the Linguistic Access to Primary Care program

    Healthcare Alternative Systems
    $80,000 for the Family Mental Health program co-located at Mercy Family Health Center Lower West

    HealthConnect One
    $20,000 for improving access to health care for wards of the state

    Heartland Health Outreach
    $55,000 for the Health Access project

    Heartland International Health Center
    $150,000 for the Health Home Project

    Horizon Hospice & Palliative Care
    $50,000 for the Increasing Access to Comprehensive End-of-Life Care program

    Howard Brown Health Center
    $150,000 for the Access to Comprehensive Primary Care for Uninsured, Low-Income Individuals with Chronic Disease project

    Illinois College of Optometry
    $85,000 for the Chicago Vision Outreach program

    Infant Welfare Society of Chicago
    $45,000 for the Healthcare for Low-Income, Uninsured Individuals program

    Inner-City Muslim Action Network
    $112,000 for community-based behavioral and mental health services

    Lawndale Christian Health Center
    $50,000 for the Transitions of Care Initiative

    McDermott Center
    $147,000 for the Improving Access to Health Care for Low-Income Individuals in Chicago with Substance Use Disorders program

    National Medical Fellowships
    $185,000 for the Dr. David Monash/John Caldwell Scott Medical Student Scholarship Program

    Night Ministry
    $50,000 for the Outreach and Health Ministry Program

    Resurrection Project
    $25,000 for the launch of the Healthy Illinois Campaign

    Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
    $25,000 for an online tool for the State of Illinois to help consumers make informed choices in their health plan selection

    Thresholds
    $40,000* for Thresholds members to access the Advocate Illinois Masonic Mobile Dentistry program

    Subtotal $2,402,700


    HEALTH SYSTEM REFORM

    AgeOptions
    $88,000 for the Make Medicare Work Coalition

    AIDS Foundation of Chicago
    $80,000 for the Promoting Successful Health Care Reform for People with HIV in Illinois project

    Campaign for Better Health Care Fund
    $150,000 for the Engage Empower Enact:
    Health Literacy initiative

    EverThrive Illinois
    $125,000 for the Affordable Care Act:
    Patients and Providers Project

    Health & Disability Advocates
    $125,000* for the Capacity Building Health Initiative

    Health and Medicine Policy Research Group
    $150,000* for the Strengthening Health Systems and Expanding Access project

    Illinois Association of Free and Charitable Clinics
    $75,000 for the Forging the Future initiative

    Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and
    Refugee Rights

    $135,000 for the Immigrant Healthcare
    Access Initiative

    Local Initiatives Support Corporation
    $100,000* for the Healthy Communities program

    Planned Parenthood of Illinois
    $130,000 for the Protecting the Promise of Health Care Reform program

    Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
    $150,000 for the Illinois Health Policy
    Advocacy Project

    Small Business Majority Foundation
    $50,000 for the Insuring Small Business Owners and Employees program

    TASC
    $98,200 for the Cross Systems Collaboration
    to Build Health Care Access for People under Justice Supervision program

    Subtotal $1,456,200


    PREVENTING AND REDUCING OBESITY

    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
    $25,000 for a baseline study on community engagement, attitudes and behaviors relative
    to The 606 Trail

    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
    $100,000* for year four of the Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children (CLOCC) initiative: Aligning Obesity Prevention Initiatives
    in Chicago

    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital
    of Chicago

    $100,000* for year three of the Growing Healthy Funders Network: a Metropolitan Chicago childhood obesity prevention collaborative

    Asian Human Services of Chicago Inc.
    $56,000 for year three of the Path To Healthy Living Program (PTHL)

    Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago Inc.
    $58,000 for year two of the Improving Healthy
    Lifestyles Project

    Latin Center/Universidad Popular
    $72,000 for the HEALIN Program

    Children First Fund: The Chicago Public Schools Foundation
    $100,000* for year four of the LearnWELL program that promotes health and wellness activities, policies, and guidelines for schools

    Enlace Chicago
    $80,000 for year four of Pocket Parks and Wellness Initiative in the South Lawndale (Little Village) community

    Erie Neighborhood House
    $50,000 for year three of Super H: Healthy Kids, Healthy Families programs

    EverThrive Illinois
    $75,000 for year three of Cooking Matters program

    Gads Hill Center
    $50,000 for year three of Healthy Moves program

    Gary Comer Youth Center
    $90,000 for year four of the Community Health and Wellness Project

    Healthy Schools Campaign
    $75,000 for the Chicago Partnership for
    Healthy Schools

    Illinois African American Coalition for Prevention
    $80,000 for year five of the Healthier Choices – Healthier Families program

    Illinois Public Health Institute
    $125,000 for year four of the Alliance to Prevent Obesity (IAPO)

    Namaste Charter School Inc.
    $35,000* for the Learning the Namaste Way program

    Near North Health Service Corporation
    $100,000* for nutrition education and cooking classes

    New Age Services Corporation
    $50,000 for the Inches, Ounces and Apples program

    Puerto Rican Cultural Center
    $150,000* for year four of the Coalition to Promote Active Lifestyles initiative

    Saint Anthony Hospital Foundation
    $35,000 for year three of Wellness that
    Works program

    Sinai Health System
    $150,000 for year four of the Evaluation Capacity Building initiative

    TCA Health, Inc.
    $150,000* for year four of the Health & Wellness Collaborative of Chicago’s Far South Communities

    Union Impact Center
    $25,000 for the Soccer and Health program

    University of Illinois at Chicago College of Applied Health Sciences
    $150,000* for year two of the Community Coalition to Promote Healthy Lifestyles among Latino youth with disabilities and their families

    YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago
    $85,000 for year three participation in two community coalitions: Healthy Rogers Park and Greater Humboldt Park Community of Wellness

    Subtotal $2,066,000


    RESPONSIVE HEALTH

    Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods
    $75,000 in support of the Center’s Nurturing Art, Nature and Recovery for Veterans initiative to improve the health and welfare of veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder

    Chicago Bilingual Nurse Consortium
    $150,000 for the Partnering for Growth and Sustainability initiative

    Sinai Health System
    $118,000 for year three of the Community
    Health Survey

    Adler University
    $15,000 for the Chicago-Cook County Regional Equity Network

    Alivio Medical Center
    $125,000 for the Healthy Illinois Campaign

    Chicago Coalition to Save Our Mental
    Health Centers

    $25,000 for the Expanded Mental Health Services program

    Health and Medicine Policy Research Group
    $25,000 for the Illinois Adverse Childhood Experience Response Collaborative

    Healthy Schools Campaign
    $25,000 for Change for Good, a citywide effort
    to address childhood obesity

    Institute for Community Empowerment
    $25,000 for the Expanded Mental Health Services program

    Latino Caucus for Public Health
    $12,000 for the Chicago conference including scholarships and events

    The Kennedy Forum Illinois
    $25,000 for general operating support

    The Kennedy Forum Illinois
    $75,000 for general operating and programs to end stigma against mental health and substance use disorders in Illinois

    United States Curling Association, Inc.
    $50,000 for the administration of the Darwin Curtis Fund

    Women Employed
    $150,000 for Education Pathways in Nursing and Allied Health Care Careers program

    University of Illinois at Chicago Library of Health Sciences
    $25,000 for the acquisition of books and journals in the field of dermatology

    Subtotal $920,000


    TOTAL HEALTH $6,844,900

    *Grants made from the Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust

  • Housing

    PREVENTING AND ENDING HOMELESSNESS

    All Chicago Making Homelessness History
    $80,000 for strategies to prevent and end homelessness in Chicago

    Aunt Martha’s Youth Service Center
    $25,000 for general operating support

    Beacon Therapeutic Diagnostic and
    Treatment Center

    $50,000* for Outreach Mobile Engagement Services

    Beds Plus Care Inc.
    $20,000 for Homelessness Supportive Services in west suburban Cook County

    Breakthrough Urban Ministries
    $35,000 for the Daytime Support Center

    Casa Central
    $40,000 for La Posada Interim Housing Program for Homeless Families

    Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago
    $50,000 for the Chicago Homelessness Prevention Call Center

    Center for Changing Lives
    $30,000 for shelter based financial and employment services

    Center for Housing and Health
    $60,000 for an Outreach Coordination program

    Center on Halsted
    $45,000 for the Ending Youth Homeless program

    Chicago House and Social Service Agency
    $50,000 for the PATHway Program

    Franciscan Outreach
    $80,000 for the Case Management Program

    Heartland Health Outreach
    $100,000 for the Mobile Outreach and Engagement Program

    Institute of Women Today
    $25,000 for the Interim Housing program

    La Casa Norte
    $50,000 for the Scattered Site Supportive Housing program

    Lincoln Park Community Shelter
    $20,000 for the On Track Program

    Matthew House of Chicago, Inc.
    $20,000 for the Marzette Johnson Housing project

    North Side Housing and Supportive Services
    $30,000 for the Interim Housing program

    Pacific Garden Mission
    $80,000 for the Transient Women’s and Men’s Programs

    Primo Center for Women and Children
    $35,000 for the Interim Housing program

    Puerto Rican Cultural Center
    $20,000 for the El Rescate Independent
    Living Program

    Renaissance Social Services, Inc.
    $40,000 for the Supportive Housing Outreach Team

    Saint Leonard’s Ministries
    $25,000 for the Harvest Common Residences

    Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County
    $65,000 for work as organizer of the Cook County Continuum of Care

    Corporation for Supportive Housing
    $50,000 for the Ending Homelessness through Infrastructure and Innovations program

    Featherfist, Inc.
    $70,000 for Housing Locator Activities

    Housing Forward
    $70,000 for the Street and Shelter Outreach & Engagement program

    Teen Living Programs
    $40,000 for the Stable Housing Program

    Subtotal $1,305,000


    HOUSING AND FORECLOSURE

    Jane Addams Senior Caucus
    $10,000 for the Housing 4 All Campaign

    Albany Park Neighborhood Council
    $60,000 for the Renters Advocating for the Right to Stay project

    Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation
    $60,000* for the 2015 Affordable Housing and Preservation Initiative

    Brighton Park Neighborhood Council
    $35,000* for the Foreclosure Prevention Project.

    Business and Professional People for the Public Interest
    $65,000 for the Affordable Housing Program

    Chicago Community Loan Fund
    $60,000* for the Neighborhood Lending
    Investor Program

    Chicago Rehabilitation Network
    $90,000* for the Building Strong Places with Affordable Rental Housing project

    Genesis Housing Development Corporation
    $25,000 for Building a Legacy and Wealth Housing Program

    Housing Action Illinois
    $100,000 for work with the Regional Housing Partnership

    IFF
    $75,000* for the Home First Illinois program

    Lakeside Community Development Corporation
    $20,000 for the Preserving Affordable Rental Housing on Chicago’s Far Northside project

    Latin United Community Housing Association (LUCHA)
    $35,000 for the Housing Counseling and Advocacy program

    Latin United Community Housing Association (LUCHA)
    $20,000 for the Building Development Program: The Tierra Linda Project

    Latino Policy Forum
    $20,000 for housing work with an emphasis on work that intersects with the Trust’s Regional Housing Partnership

    Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing
    $75,000 for the Affordable Housing
    Preservation Program

    Logan Square Neighborhood Association
    $15,000 for the Inclusionary & Stable
    Housing Initiative

    Mercy Housing Lakefront
    $75,000* for the Cook County Housing Development and Preservation Initiative

    Metropolitan Mayors Caucus
    $70,000 for the Suburban Interjurisdictional Housing Collaboratives

    Metropolitan Mayors Caucus
    $100,000* for the New Markets/New Policies to Encourage Affordable Housing Development project

    Metropolitan Tenants Organization
    $75,000 for the Affordable Housing Preservation Program

    Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago Inc.
    $55,000* for the Housing Recovery Program

    Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago Inc.
    $40,000 for work with the Regional
    Housing Partnership

    North River Commission
    $20,000 for the Mayfair Commons Senior Housing re-syndication and renovation project

    Northwest Side Housing Center
    $55,000* for the Home Preservation on Chicago’s Northwest Side program

    Open Communities
    $20,000 for the Advancing Affordable Rental Housing project

    Open Communities
    $15,000 for the Foreclosure Prevention Program

    Organizing Neighborhoods for Equality: Northside
    $30,000 for the Affordable Housing Preservation and Creation project

    Respond Now Inc.
    $40,000 for the Foreclosure Prevention Outreach Coordination Program

    Resurrection Project
    $35,000* for the Advancing Affordable Rental Housing Initiative

    Resurrection Project
    $50,000 for the Advancing Affordable Rental Housing Initiative

    Rogers Park Community Development Corporation
    $20,000 for the Housing Counseling Program

    Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
    $50,000 for the Chicago Rental Housing Preservation Project

    Spanish Coalition for Housing
    $75,000* for the Comprehensive Housing Counseling program

    Woodstock Institute
    $90,000 for its role as key convener of the Trust initiated Regional Housing Partnership

    Subtotal $1,680,000


    TOTAL HOUSING $2,985,000

    *Grants made from the Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust

  • Human Services

    HUNGER

    Claretian Associates
    $40,000 for the Southeast Chicago Food Network

    Enlace Chicago
    $60,000 for the Hope Response Coalition (HRC) to enhance the development of the Community Food Access Assessment

    The Experimental Station
    $75,000* for the LINK Up Illinois and 61st Street Farmers Market programs

    Gary Comer Youth Center
    $50,000* for Grand Crossing Food System Project

    Greater Chicago Food Depository
    $200,000 for food purchases for the depository and the expansion of the Healthy Student Market program

    Heartland Human Care Services Inc.
    $50,000* for the Chicago FarmWorks project

    La Casa Norte
    $60,000 for the Northwest Food Partner Network

    Northern Illinois Food Bank
    $90,000 for increased access to fresh produce and dairy for food pantries

    Shepherd’s Hope Ltd.
    $15,000 for the Alleviating Hunger in Englewood One Life at a Time program

    Top Box Foods
    $30,000* for the VISTA Outreach program

    Zero Percent
    $15,000 for the Sustained Rescue of Prepared Food program

    Subtotal $685,000


    ACCESS TO PUBLIC BENEFITS

    Center for Economic Progress
    $100,000* for free tax and financial services
    for low-income residents of the Chicago metropolitan area

    Deborah’s Place
    $30,000 for the Community Based Services program

    Ford Heights Community Service Organization Inc.
    $75,000 for The Hub

    New Moms, Inc.
    $20,000 for general operating support

    Night Ministry
    $3,000 for direct assistance to working mothers and their children

    Operation Warm, Inc.
    $25,000 for the Virtual Coat Closet program

    Palatine Opportunity Center
    $50,000* for the Partnering for Our Community Project

    Southwest Chicago PADS
    $20,000 for general operating support

    Subtotal $323,000


    FRED B. JONES FUND

    Association House of Chicago
    $8,000 for support of direct assistance to persons needing emergency relief services

    Beacon Therapeutic School Inc.
    $5,000 for support of direct assistance to persons needing emergency relief services

    Better Boys Foundation
    $5,000 for support of direct assistance to persons needing emergency relief services

    Breakthrough Urban Ministries
    $4,000 for support of direct assistance to persons needing emergency relief services

    Cara Program
    $7,000 for support of direct assistance to persons needing emergency relief services

    Casa Central Social Sevices Corporation
    $7,000 for support of direct assistance to persons needing emergency relief services

    Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago
    $7,000 for support of direct assistance to persons needing emergency relief services

    Chicago Commons Association
    $7,000 for support of direct assistance to persons needing emergency relief services

    Chicago House and Social Service Agency
    $5,000 for support of direct assistance to persons needing emergency relief services

    Emergency Fund
    $28,000 for support of direct assistance to persons needing emergency relief services

    Enlace Chicago
    $3,500 for support of direct assistance to persons needing emergency relief services

    Family Focus Inc.
    $5,000 for support of direct assistance to persons needing emergency relief services

    Franciscan Outreach
    $7,000 for support of direct assistance to persons needing emergency relief services

    Gads Hill Center
    $5,000 for support of direct assistance to persons needing emergency relief services

    Greater West Town Community Development Project
    $7,000 for support of direct assistance to persons needing emergency relief services

    Healthcare Alternative Systems, Inc.
    $3,500 for support of direct assistance to persons needing emergency relief services

    Heartland Human Care Services Inc.
    $2,000 for support of direct assistance to persons needing emergency relief services

    The Inner Voice Inc.
    $4,000 for support of direct assistance to persons needing emergency relief services

    Kinzie Industrial Development Corporation
    $8,000 for support of direct assistance to persons needing emergency relief services

    Kolbe House Catholic Ministry
    $5,000 for support of direct assistance to persons needing emergency relief services

    La Casa Norte
    $3,500 for support of direct assistance to persons needing emergency relief services

    Maryville Academy
    $2,500 for support of direct assistance to persons needing emergency relief services

    McDermott Center
    $3,500 for support of direct assistance to persons needing emergency relief services

    North Side Housing and Supportive Services
    $8,000 for support of direct assistance to persons needing emergency relief services

    Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation
    $3,000 for support of direct assistance to persons needing emergency relief services

    Primo Center for Women and Children
    $5,000 for support of direct assistance to persons needing emergency relief services

    The Salvation Army
    $5,000 for support of direct assistance to persons needing emergency relief services

    UCAN
    $5,000 for support of direct assistance to persons needing emergency relief services

    World Relief – Chicago
    $7,000 for support of direct assistance to persons needing emergency relief services

    YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago
    $3,500 for support of direct assistance to persons needing emergency relief services

    Subtotal $179,000


    EARLING WORKING MOTHERS FUND

    African American Christian Foundation
    $3,000 for support of direct assistance to working mothers and their children

    Between Friends
    $4,000 for support of direct assistance to working mothers and their children

    Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago
    $7,000 for support of direct assistance to working mothers and their children

    Connections for Abused Women and their Children
    $4,000 for support of direct assistance to working mothers and their children

    Emergency Fund
    $12,000 for support of direct assistance to working mothers and their children

    Enlace Chicago
    $3,500 for support of direct assistance to working mothers and their children

    Healthcare Alternative Systems, Inc.
    $3,500 for support of direct assistance to working mothers and their children

    Heartland Human Care Services Inc.
    $10,000 for support of direct assistance to working mothers and their children

    Housing Opportunities for Women Inc.
    $7,000 for support of direct assistance to working mothers and their children

    Inspiration Corporation
    $7,000 for support of direct assistance to working mothers and their children

    La Casa Norte
    $3,500 for support of direct assistance to working mothers and their children

    Latinos Progresando
    $5,000 for support of direct assistance to working mothers and their children

    Maryville Academy
    $2,500 for support of direct assistance to working mothers and their children

    McDermott Center
    $3,500 for support of direct assistance to working mothers and their children

    Methodist Youth Services, Inc.
    $5,000 for support of direct assistance to working mothers and their children

    Mujeres Latinas En Accion
    $9,000 for support of direct assistance to working mothers and their children

    Neopolitan Lighthouse
    $7,000 for support of direct assistance to working mothers and their children

    Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation
    $7,000 for support of direct assistance to working mothers and their children

    Safe Haven Foundation
    $7,000 for support of direct assistance to working mothers and their children

    Sarah’s Inn
    $4,000 for support of direct assistance to working mothers and their children

    SGA Youth and Family Services
    $5,000 for support of direct assistance to working mothers and their children

    Southwest Chicago PADS
    $5,000 for support of direct assistance to working mothers and their children

    YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago
    $3,500 for support of direct assistance to working mothers and their children

    Subtotal $128,000


    PUBLIC POLICY ADVOCACY FOR THE SOCIAL SAFETY NET

    Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago
    $75,000 for activities to increase the availability of affordable, accessible and integrated housing as well as preserve and improve home and community-based services for people with disabilities through policy advocacy

    Arise Chicago
    $40,000 to raise protections for local low-income working families

    Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
    $75,000 for advocacy for State and local policies that reduce homelessness

    Chicago Jobs Council
    $90,000* for advocacy and technical assistance for workforce development programming

    Children’s Home and Aid Society of Illinois
    $75,000 for the Center for Policy, Practice & Innovation

    Equip for Equality Inc.
    $75,000* for the advancement of employment for persons with disabilities by implementing the Blueprint

    Greater Chicago Food Depository
    $65,000 for advocacy to defend and extend anti-hunger programming

    Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
    $90,000 for applied research and advocacy in anti-poverty policy

    Illinois Action for Children
    $70,000 for policy/advocacy leadership to support human service and child care funding

    Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
    $75,000 for policy advocacy for immigrant protection

    Illinois Hunger Coalition
    $60,000 for advocacy for anti-hunger programming

    Illinois Partners for Human Service
    $75,000 for advocacy for the Illinois social safety net

    Latino Union of Chicago
    $50,000 for public advocacy for protections for domestic workers

    Mujeres Latinas En Accion
    $50,000 for advocacy for policies supportive of immigrants and women

    Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
    $140,000 for technical assistance to policy-makers and advocacy for the social safety net and policies that reduce poverty

    Southwest Organizing Project
    $40,000 for advocacy to reduce deportation and promote citizenship

    Voices for Illinois Children
    $80,000 for public policy advocacy for a strong social safety net

    Subtotal $1,225,000


    RESPONSIVE – HUMAN SERVICES

    American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois
    $25,000 for support of the Ready 100 program

    American Red Cross
    $25,000 for Local Disaster Relief

    Cradles to Crayons
    $25,000 for the Chicago program launch

    Subtotal $75,000


    VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND JUSTICE SYSTEM REFORM

    UCAN
    $85,000 for anti-violence youth programming and the One Summer Chicago program

    University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health
    $175,000 for violence reduction programming

    Roger Baldwin Foundation of ACLU Inc.
    $75,000 for the Criminal Justice and Correctional Health Initiative

    Cabrini Green Legal Aid
    $60,000 for the Criminal Justice Policy Project

    Childrens Home & Aid Society of Illinois
    $87,000 for anti-violence programming in Englewood and its One Summer Plus program

    Claretian Associates
    $50,000 for violence reduction programming

    Cook County Justice for Children
    $25,000 for the Community Engagement Strategy to Reduce Violence Through Alternatives to Juvenile Detention

    St. Sabina Church
    $85,000 for violence prevention programming and One Summer Plus programming

    First Defense Legal Aid
    $25,000 for advocacy and outreach to facilitate legal representation of low-income arrestees

    Fund for Justice
    $50,000 for the Diversion and Criminal Justice Initiative

    The Juvenile Justice Initiative
    $75,000 for the Juvenile & Young Adult Deincarceration Advocacy program

    Lawndale Christian Legal Center
    $40,000 for the development of a case management network in North Lawndale

    Metropolis Strategies
    $50,000* for advocacy for improved juvenile and adult justice systems

    Metropolis Strategies
    $60,000 for the Justice System Reform and Violence Reduction Initiative

    North Lawndale Employment Network
    $75,000* for the U-Turn Permitted program for ex-offenders

    One Hope United-Northern Region
    $50,000 for anti-violence programming in Kenwood

    Roosevelt University
    $60,000 for United Resources and Advocacy for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders and Criminal Records

    Roseland Ceasefire Project, Inc.
    $60,000 for anti-violence programing

    Safer Foundation
    $50,000 for the Policy and Advocacy Program

    SGA Youth and Family Services
    $100,000 for violence prevention programming for youth and One Summer Plus

    Umoja Student Development Corporation
    $75,000 for restorative justice programming in Tilden High School

    Westcare Illinois Inc.
    $60,000 for violence reduction program for justice-involved youth

    YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago
    $70,000 for violence reduction programming with at-risk youth

    Youth Guidance
    $100,000 for the Becoming a Man program

    Subtotal $1,642,000


    TOTAL HUMAN SERVICES $4,257,000

    *Grants made from the Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust

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