We recognize and appreciate the many individuals, organizations, community groups and companies with whom we partner to strengthen the lives of children, adults and families in the Chicago metropolitan area.
The Center for Enriched Living
The Center for Enriched Living exists so that people with developmental disabilities can be fully included in the community, achieve personal success, and enjoy a good quality of life.
Center for Independent Futures
CIF was founded in Evanston, Illinois, by Kay Branz and Jane Doyle, two women raising daughters with developmental disabilities. From their first meeting over 20 years ago, Kay and Jane together navigated the challenges of the school system and advocated for programs and experiences that would help prepare their children for the world beyond high school.
Community - The Anti-Drug
The mission of Community – The Anti-Drug is to reduce the use and abuse of alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs among our students and young adults.
The Coalition is a volunteer-led organization that seeks to build and sustain a strong foundation that through education, prevention and intervention strategies creates a safe, healthy, and drug-free community.
Encompass forges innovative partnerships among service providers and the community to make this—and much more—possible for adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities.
Guided by a philosophy of person-centered care and the principle that any planning should be done hand in hand with people with disabilities, not for them, Encompass seeks to provide adults with I/DD a full array of financially sustainable, community-based services and support.
The journey begins with J.
Located at the intersection of Jewish and life, JCC Chicago is a life-affirming journey that builds on the richness and power of Jewish values. It begins wherever you are. In the greater Chicago area. And life.
Jewish United Fund
The Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago is the one organization that impacts every aspect of local and global Jewish life, providing human services for Jews and others in need, creating Jewish experiences and strengthening Jewish community connections.
Keshet is the premier provider of educational, recreational, vocational and social programs for individuals with intellectual disabilities operating according to traditional Jewish values. Our mission is to enhance independence and integration to optimize personal potential.
MISSD (The Medication-Induced Suicide Prevention and Education Foundation in Memory of Stewart Dolin) is dedicated to honoring the memory of Stewart and other victims of akathisia by raising awareness and educating the public about the dangers of akathisia, a disorder, induced as a side effect of medications (including SSRIs and anti-psychotics) which can cause a person such intense restlessness that the sufferer is driven to violence and/or suicide. MISSD aims to ensure that people suffering from akathisia's symptoms are accurately diagnosed so that needless deaths are prevented
No Shame on U
No Shame on U is dedicated to eliminating the stigma associated with mental health conditions and raising awareness in the Jewish community and beyond. Our goal is for the people who need help to seek it, for family members and friends to know how to provide proper support and to save lives.