2018

LSSI is grateful to the following foundations for their generous grants that support a variety of programming across Illinois.

The Lloyd A. Fry Foundation recently granted LSSI $45,000 for Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services. The Fry Foundation has been a long-time partner of LSSI and they work to address persistent problems of urban Chicago resulting from poverty, violence, ignorance, and despair by seeking to build the capacity of individuals and the systems that serve them. Their vision is a Chicago that offers education, prosperity, and hope for all. LSSI is proud to be supported by the Fry Foundation.

A generous donation of $50,000 was provided to LSSI through the Russell & Josephine Kott Memorial Charitable Trust, which is facilitated through the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation. This grant will go toward LSSI's Intouch Home Care program, which provides non-medical home care services to help older adults maintain their lives in the community and their homes. Services provided through Intouch Home Care include assistance with personal care, medication reminders, meal planning and preparation, transportation, and more. The Kott Memorial Charitable Trust focuses on opportunities to provide grants that enhance services for seniors through educational internships, quality programs, and capacity building for agencies serving seniors. LSSI is grateful for continued support from the Kott Memorial Charitable Trust.

Through their Augustana Henze Endowment, Advocate Charitable Foundation awarded LSSI $15,000 to support the nurse and group wellness program at our Portage Cragin Counseling Center. This support allows LSSI to employ a nurse who provides support to individuals with severe mental illness, by providing health screenings, one-on-one health coaching, medication management, and health and wellness group activities. Advocate Health Care's mission is to serve the health needs of individuals, families and communities through a holistic philosophy rooted in our fundamental understanding of human beings as created in the image of God.

BMO Harris provided sponsorships for both LSSI's September Compassion on Tap event in Aurora and LSSI's 37th annual Amicus Certus Celebration in October. Both events support LSSI's Mental Health Initiatives, including the Welcoming Center and the new Mobile Crisis Management Team that launched in July. With a focus on collaboration, learning, and innovation, BMO Harris works with their community partners to achieve sustainable solutions and shape the future together.

The Aigner Foundation gave a grant of $50,000 to provide start-up funding for LSSI's mobile crisis management program that started in July 2018. The program deploys emergency mental health caseworkers to individuals experiencing severe symptoms of a mental illness or substance-related issue, in their home or community, on Chicago's north and northwest side.

Grand Victoria Foundation made a two-year grant totaling $40,000 for the LSSI's Elgin Center which offers a variety of inpatient and outpatient drug/alcohol treatment services designed for people who want to learn how to live substance-free.

A grant for $2,000 was received from Enterprise Holdings Foundation to support LSSI's pilot program for Therapeutic Foster Care. At LSSI's foster care offices in Aurora, Chicago, and Rockford, Therapeutic Foster Care places children with histories of severe trauma and emotional/behavioral needs in family homes while avoiding institutional settings.

Helen Brach Foundation presented a check for $10,000 to support the LSSI's Prisoner and Family Ministry, which offers programs like the Storybook Project that helps maintain the parent and child relationship for families affected by incarceration.

The McHenry County Community Foundation awarded a grant of $5,000 to LSSI's Gable Point Senior Housing in Crystal Lake for a music therapy program for residents. Gable Point is one of LSSI's 20 developments throughout Illinois offering low-income apartment style housing for older adults and people over the age of 18 with disabilities.

The Aileen S. Andrew Foundation made a grant of $30,000 for Shady Oaks Day Training Program. Shady Oaks East and West are residences for men and women with developmental disabilities. The Day Training Program is adjacent to the homes for residents. Residents, as well as community members, can attend the program.

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Are you a federal employee, contractor, or retiree?

If so, you can give to LSSI through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)! It's as easy as filling out your giving form with LSSI’s CFC code 59343 and a portion of your paycheck will be distributed to LSSI throughout the year. For more information, contact Jillian Madden, Director of Corporate and Foundation Giving, Jillian.Madden@LSSI.org.