October 2016 Newsletter
The Living Room and Community Wellness Center Open in La Grange
REGIONAL HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENDA PROFILE
On September 29th, Community Memorial Foundation celebrated the opening of The Living Room and Community Wellness Center in La Grange. Developed in partnership with NAMI Metro Suburban and Pillars, these new regional assets represent a collaborative effort to create stigma-free communities that promote good mental and behavioral health and treat those in need.
The Living Room is open 365 days/year to adults 18 and over who are experiencing an increase in mental health symptoms. Guests can self-admit or be brought to the facility by a loved one or a member of law enforcement. Upon arrival, they are screened by a licensed clinical social worker and, if appropriate, referred to a recovery support specialist who will help them identify recovery obstacles, develop a wellness plan and link to peer support within the community.
The Living Room is a nationally-recognized model and proven alternative to the hospital emergency room; all services are provided free of charge and do not require insurance. It is located at 4731 Willow Springs Road and occupies the space with the new Community Wellness Center, which offers free mental health and wellness education and referrals.
Click here to view ABC7 Chicago’s segment on The Living Room.
Nov. 16th Leadership Workshop & Challenge Grant Celebration
Join us on November 16th as we celebrate the impact of the Together for Health leadership challenge grant and the grantee organizations who have made it possible.
The event will kickoff with “Sustaining and Stewarding”, the final workshop of the 2016 Leadership Institute. Presented by Jerry Henry of Alexander Haas, it is open to grantee organizations and will focus on sustaining relationships with major donors; the Challenge Grant Celebration will immediately follow at 5:00pm.