A community solution to mental health
Creating true community access networks for all residents
The next phase in "community mental health"
Learn more about Chicago's groundbreaking first Expanded Mental Health Services Program. This program is the first community initiated, funded, and overseen program to restore mental health services in Chicago.
Learn more about this exciting new program and the ways in which it is meeting the mental health needs of the North River community!
Addressing mental health in our communities requires quality services and ubiquitous access. The Coalition is developing new access networks that integrate mental health services with local community organizations.
Find out more about the Coalition's work to develop innovative access networks to make obtaining services easier than ever.
In 1963, President Kennedy, in one of his last actions as president, signed the Community Mental Health Act, providing federal funding for the construction of thousands of community mental health centers across this country and laying the groundwork for our country's mental health system. Fifty years later, the Coalition has taken up the charge and is re-envisioning mental health for the 21st century.
"Mental health is not a glamorous issue, but it strikes at the very core of our families, schools, and communities. Our community recognized what was really at stake, and decided to do something about it! ~Mary Grigar, Coalition Member
Dedicated local residents lead the charge to create Chicago's first Expanded Mental Health Services Program.Read more
Legislators from throughout the state and spanning both sides of the aisle support the Coaltion's work to restore mental health services!Read more