A community solution to mental health
Creating true community access networks for all residents
The next phase in "community mental health"
Residents living on the west side of Chicago have stepped up to create a West Side Expanded Mental Health Services Program. This program will allow residents in the community to vote to restore mental health services in their own community through a local property tax increase of approximately $20 per home per year.
On, May 11th residents began gathering the 2,602 signatures needed to place the referendum question on the November 8, 2016 ballot. On the ballot, the voters in the community will have the opportunity to decide for themselves if they want to expand and restore their community's mental health services.
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.
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
Learn more about this exciting new program and the ways in which it is meeting the mental health needs of the North River community
Read the Coalition's most recent edtion of "The Mental Health Booster" to learn more.The Mental Health Booster 2015.
"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.
Legislators from throughout the state and spanning both sides of the aisle support the Coaltion's work to restore mental health services!Read more
The Coalition is a Chicago-based 501c3 not-for-profit organization.