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Spring 2021 Grant Recipients

Total 2021 Health & Human Services Grants: $702,860
  • Funded by Betty M. Bock Fund and Molex
    To help homeless youth, ages 18-24, thrive and overcome trauma by building on their strengths and developing their skills.

  • Funded by Betty M. Bock Fund
    To support the Children's Program to break the cycle of poverty for children whose families are homeless.

  • Partially funded by Effort Counts Twice Fund
    To provide low-cost auto repair for low-income and disadvantaged residents of DuPage County enabling them to access and maintain employment.

  • To purchase technology to provide clients a more efficient, safe and secure check-in process that offers increased protection of personal data.

  • Partially funded by Betty M. Bock Fund
    To support the Emergency Services and Homeless Prevention Program in providing financial support and case management to DuPage County residents who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness.

  • Partially funded by Andi Stelzner Fund
    To support the DuPage County Child and Family Connections program in meeting the therapeutic needs of children ages birth to three with developmental disabilities and their families.

  • Funded by Shebik Family Fund for Basic Human Needs
    To support assistive technology training that helps people with disabilities gain computer and technology skills for self-sufficiency.

  • To provide affordable health care access for low-income residents by subsidizing Affordable Care Act premiums, connecting families to quality health insurance, and helping them use that insurance effectively.

  • Partially funded by Martha Johnson
    To support well-being checks and friendly phone calls that will combat isolation and ensure DuPage County older adults are in good mental/physical health.

  • Partially funded by Robert and Laurie McMahon Family Fund
    To support the Mental Health Initiative that will result in a decline in the number of people with mental illness who are incarcerated.

  • Funded by Snodgrass Family Fund
    To provide emergency financial assistance to people in need.

  • Funded by Harbaugh Family Fund
    To support low-Income seniors and Spanish-speaking families with affordable in-home, in-office, or virtual counseling sessions.

  • Partially funded by Alan and Jane Hoffmann
    To support the equine assisted activities programs and speech-language therapy to build self confidence and enrich the lives of children and adults with special needs.

  • Funded by Snodgrass Family Fund
    To purchase a commercial floor scale and new client tracking software for the new pantry.

  • To expand behavioral and mental health services at a new site in Bensenville.

  • To support bilingual, culturally-sensitive behavioral health services (including substance abuse treatment, aftercare, DUI services and youth services) to the most vulnerable DuPage County residents.

  • Funded by Andi Stelzner Fund
    To provide group therapy for residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities helping them to develop coping and communication skills to reduce anger and aggression.

  • To support emergency financial assistance and car donation programs to provide the economic stability that DuPage County residents need to lead healthy, productive lives.

  • Partially funded by Molex
    To support the Family Shelter Service emergency shelter which provides safe refuge, trauma-informed counseling, life skills training and other supports to victims of domestic violence and their children.

  • Partially funded by Betty W. Smykal and Lorelei Foundation
    To support the Peer Counseling program for individuals and families affected by mental illness.

  • Funded by Snodgrass Family Fund
    To purchase equipment at three pantry sites to support food distribution, food preservation, equipment security and essential pantry cleanliness.

  • Partially funded by Harbaugh Family Fund
    To support mental health screening, assessment, crisis intervention, and treatment services to children, adolescents, adults, and families in DuPage County.

  • Funded by Snodgrass Family Fund
    To support a Take 50 Foods to Encourage grant that will provide access to highly nutritious foods for DuPage County member agencies.

  • To centralize the client intake process that frees up therapists to serve more clients.

  • Partially funded by Martha Johnson
    To support upfront costs to establish a functional, new office space in Wheaton that will address space challenges for day-to-day operations and client services.

  • To support the purchase and installation of a gravity rail to the existing tree house play structure.

  • Funded by Harbaugh Family Fund
    To provide peer support counseling and develop a peer support program with guidance from NAMI to foster positive mental health strategies for people with disabilities.

  • Partially funded by Beth and Daniel Maguire Family Fund
    For salary support that will offset the loss of revenue from participant fees.

  • Partially funded by Hynes Family Fund
    To support the Good Night's Sleep program by providing twin beds to children and cribs to babies for low-income DuPage County families who do not have their own beds in which to sleep.

  • Partially funded by Martha Johnson
    To provide visual services and glasses to very low-income and at-risk individuals who have visual impairments and/or a medical diagnosis which requires an annual vision exam.

  • Funded by Betty M. Bock Fund
    To support the Adolescent Family Strengthening programs, which provide a continuum of support, education, and resources to teenage parents and their children.

  • To support the Dental Health Care Program that will measurably improve the health status of low-income adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities residing in DuPage County.

  • To support a five-week series that provides social-emotional and practical support/information for cancer survivors.

  • Funded by Snodgrass Family Fund
    To support the expansion of the online ordering program which will enable the pantry to serve healthy food to more people safely.

  • To support the Immigrant Family Services Program that will provide mental health and wellness services for low-income immigrants in DuPage County.

  • To support wellness and educational programs for LGBTQ+ youth and youth-serving adults to create a more welcoming, tolerant, and safe community for all youth in DuPage County.

  • To support the Project HELP Parent Mentor Program and Parent Education Workshops that build on family strength, foster family resilience, and minimize the risk of child abuse and neglect.

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