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DuPage Community Transformation Partnership

2022 Transformational Grantees

Transformational grants are intended to support evidence-based programs focused on long-term solutions to build capacity, improve efficiency and ensure efficacy of programs.

  • To provide overdose prevention training and resources, substance use support and harm reduction outreach with the Stigma Crusher mobile vehicle.

  • To support the implementation of the Alive Center’s Teen-Led, Teen-Driven™ peer model, an after-school program aimed at improving youth mental health by fostering connections and building resilience.

  • To support a new short-term program that quickly stabilizes families facing homelessness by addressing their complex needs through housing, holistic services and direct case management.

  • To pilot a new social emotional learning initiative and expand mental health support of under-resourced K-12 students.

  • To support the hiring of a bilingual therapist and a community health worker to expand culturally competent behavioral healthcare for low-income DuPage residents.

  • To support the expansion of Youth Mental Health First Aid Training for parents and youth.

  • To expand mental health services for low-income residents living in three affordable housing communities in DuPage County.

  • To support the opening of a new Community Counseling Center in Bloomingdale to provide trauma-informed care for youth in the under-resourced Addison/Glendale Heights area.

  • To support an on-site Behavioral Health Clinic that provides counseling, medication administration and crisis services for individuals with disabilities.

  • To expand fee-subsidized psychiatric services to under-resourced individuals.

  • To support the new Senior Counseling Program for senior residents in group homes and position it for growth to become self-sustaining.

  • To expand mental health and case management support to address the increased intensity of mental health needs of adolescent parents and to connect teens experiencing severe symptoms to SamaraCare for psychiatric care.

  • To support the establishment of an office in the Willowbrook Corner community and the hiring of a clinician to provide trauma-informed mental health services and case management for low-income youth and young adults.

  • To support the new multi-partner initiative to improve access to mental health services for Villa Park area youth and their families.

  • To support the purchase and installation of an online food ordering system to increase convenient access to food for low-income households, seniors and disabled individuals.

  • To support a partnership with community organizations to ensure that underserved populations, particularly those needing language assistance, have quick access to nutritious food.

  • To increase capacity to provide affordable, culturally competent and linguistically accessible mental health services for refugees and immigrant families by adding Medicaid capability to diversify the funding model, making the program self-sustaining.

2022 Immediate Intervention Grantees

Immediate Intervention grants are intended to provide financial resources to enable organizations to respond to the immediate needs of their clients and/or to quickly increase the capacity of the organization to deliver efficient services and resources.

Food Insecurity: $280,000
Housing Instability: $268,700
  • To provide direct financial assistance for DuPage residents who are low-income and at imminent risk of homelessness and to support the hiring of a housing navigator to provide case management to meet individualized client needs.

  • To lease a space to provide case management and intensive wraparound support services for families and individuals experiencing homelessness in DuPage County.

  • To support housing for survivors of domestic violence and their children.

Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder: $553,535
  • To support the hiring of a therapist to provide counseling services for individuals and families in DuPage County.

  • To support the purchase of prescription medications to treat the behavioral health needs of low-income individuals.

  • To support the hiring of a mental health care coordinator to expand the program that helps children/families with developmental delays and disabilities through behavioral, mental, and social health services.

  • To support the hiring of an additional licensed clinical therapist in order to expand substance use disorder and mental health treatment for DuPage County residents.

  • To support the hiring of a behavioral health clinician to provide counseling for children, teens, adults and seniors.

  • To support the hiring of a therapist to expand mental health counseling for middle school and high school youth.

  • To provide counseling fee subsidies for under-resourced individuals and to support the implementation of the cloud-based Electronic Health Records platform to provide more efficient client care.

  • To support existing staff expenses and the hiring of an additional LCSW to provide behavioral health services for seniors in need.

  • To support the salary of a therapist to provide trauma-informed mental health services for underserved youth and young adults.

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