1 in 4 people will experience mental illness.
The following individuals and organizations have provide financial and material support to help make the 1 in 4 Mental Health Program a reality.
DuPage Federation on Human Services Reform is a collaboration of government and key community organizations that identify ways a local community can address its human needs using its own resources and resourcefulness.
Community Memorial Foundation
Community Memorial Foundation (CMF) is a private independent foundation established in 1995 as a result of the sale of the non-profit La Grange Memorial Hospital to Columbia HCA Corporation. CMF’s grant making and community work are guided by its mission- to measurably improve the health of people who live and work in the western suburbs of Chicago. The foundation’s board and staff remain committed to working with area non-profit organizations to create healthier communities.
As a grant recipient of CMF, 1 in 4 Mental Health is committed to supporting the Regional Health and Human Services Agenda focusing on mental health awareness and reducing the stigma associated with mental health, striving to make the Western Suburbs the healthiest region in the country.
As a direct result of its strategic plan, Community Memorial Foundation launched a Regional Health and Human Services Agendafor the Western Suburbs at its Regional Health Summit on November 5, 2015. The integrated agenda identifies health and human services priorities for the 27 CMF communities and highlights corresponding indicators to track progress over a ten-year time frame. It was developed in consultation with McAlpine Consulting for Growth, the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, a cross-sector Advisory Council, and local leaders.
Rotary Club of La Grange
The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service. High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
DuPage County Health Department
The DuPage County Health Department promotes physical and emotional health; prevents illness, injury and disability: protects health from environmental risk factors: and strives to assure the provision of accessible, quality service. The DuPage County Health Department’s Behavioral Health Services provides a range of levels of care for DuPage County residents who have symptoms of mental or emotional disorders, in some cases with concurrent substance use, that are serious obstacles to community functioning. Health Department staff work in collaboration with clients to develop treatment objectives and interventions that best match the client’s strengths and resources to assist them in attaining their life goals.
Pillars is a not-for-profit social service organization formed through the July 2006 merger of Community Care Options (1928) and Pillars Community Services (1968).
Pillars keeps our communities healthy and strong by providing quality, community-based services for over 10,000 individuals and families annually who are facing challenges and crisis. Pillars utilizes a community wraparound approach, offering a wide spectrum of fully-integrated services that collectively offer the strongest possible safety net.
The DuPage County Prevention Leadership Team
The DuPage County Prevention Leadership team (PLT) is a community coalition working to reduce youth substance use and increase mental wellness. PLT came together in 2011 following a county-wide assessment which identified substance abuse and mental health as one of the top four health priorities facing DuPage County. This led to a call to action among community leaders and the PLT was created. Their vision is to bring together a collaboration of leaders that assess and advocate for the use of best practices to reduce the risk behaviors of youth leading to substance use, abuse and addiction.
Glenbard Parent Series (G.P.S.)
The powerful Glenbard Parent Series is a nationally recognized, unique, extraordinary resource for parents, educators and community members to encourage conversation around the opportunities and issues facings families today.