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Spring 2020 Grant Recipients

Total 2020 Health & Human Services Grants: $505,483
  • Funded by the Betty M. Bock Fund
    To support the Transitional Housing Program that provides up to 24 months of housing and supportive services to help young people, ages 18-24, who are experiencing homelessness.

  • Funded by the Betty M. Bock Fund
    To support the Children's Program for homeless youth (ages 0 to 18) in DuPage County in order to break the cycle of poverty for these children.

  • Partially Funded by Betty W. Smykal and the Effort Counts Twice Fund
    To provide low-cost car repair services for low-income job seekers and the working poor within DuPage County.

  • To provide court-ordered child advocacy to 100% of the abused, neglected, dependent and vulnerable children who, through no fault of their own, find themselves in the DuPage County court system.

  • To support the dental clinic that provides free basic dental care to the underserved.

  • To support the Education/Outreach program to help people with disabilities use assistive technology.

  • To support the Silver Access program which provides access to healthcare for vulnerable residents.

  • To support the Family Outreach program which provides access to stabilizing services and consistent case management to end family homelessness.

  • To support the Mental Health Initiative that will result in a decline in the number of people with mental illness who are incarcerated.

  • To provide comprehensive behavior and mental health services for children with complex disabilities and their families, leading to improved rehabilitation outcomes and family stability.

  • To support low-income seniors with affordable in-home or in-office counseling, and to support Spanish speaking individuals and families with mental health counseling.

  • To support the Equine Assisted Activities Programs and Speech Therapy that will enhance healthy lifestyle choices for children and adults with special needs.

  • 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.

  • To support respite services for children with special needs, their siblings, and their parents/caregivers.

  • Funded by the Edward & Minnie Ceragioli Fund
    To support new playground equipment for children at Marian Park Apartments in Wheaton.

  • To support the Family Shelter Service emergency shelter which provides safe refuge, trauma-informed counseling, life skills training and parent-child education to victims of domestic violence and their children.

  • To provide peer counseling and support services for individuals living with mental illness.

  • Funded by the Snodgrass Family Fund
    To purchase a cargo van for the Warrenville pantry to transport recovered food from area grocery retailers. The Snodgrass Family Fund recommended an additional grant for $6,395, above and beyond the requested amount, to fund the entire cost of the van.

  • To support mental health screening, assessment, crisis intervention, and treatment services to children, adolescents, adults, and families in DuPage County.

  • Partially funded by the Morrissey Family Fund
    To support DuPage County agencies in accessing highly nutritious grocery items to serve food insecure neighbors who visit their locations to receive food.

  • To increase access to behavioral health services for low-income residents in DuPage County.

  • Funded by the Snodgrass Family Fund
    To support the purchase and installation of new freezer & cooler doors at the Wheaton pantry to preserve the integrity of food items, decrease maintenance costs, and reduce drastic temperature changes.

  • To provide support for medical, vision and dental expenses not covered by insurance improving the health and well-being of people with disabilities.

  • To purchase a refrigerated truck to transport food donations.

  • To provide fee-subsidized mental health care on a sliding scale basis to individuals, couples and families, who have limited financial means.

  • Partially funded by the Kenneth Holland Memorial Fund
    To support the Good Night's Sleep Program-Beds for At-Risk Children by providing twin beds to children and cribs to babies in DuPage County who do not have their own beds in which to sleep.

  • Funded by the Andi Stelzner Fund
    To support a December holiday celebration for families who have children with special needs.

  • To support the Family Wellness Program which supports refugee families through holistic case management, services, and workshops.

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

  • Funded by the Betty M. Bock Fund
    To support low-income youth and families through the enhancement of mindfulness and growth mindset skills.

  • To support the holistic Immigrant Family Services program which ensures the health and wellness of low-income immigrant residents of DuPage County.