June 19, 2018
Wheaton, Illinois— NAMI DuPage was one of 36 not-for-profit organizations to receive a grant at the DuPage Foundation’s Spring Grant Awards Breakfast held on Tuesday, June 12, at Glen Oak Country Club in Glen Ellyn. The DuPage Foundation awarded more than $500,000 in grants to organizations working in the area of Health and Human Services. The grant received will help underwrite peer counseling support services for “at risk” populations, including women, senior citizens, veterans and individuals in the criminal justice system whose crimes were committed due mental illness.
“We thank the DuPage Foundation for recognizing the value of and need for peer counseling services to “at risk” populations within our region and for funding our peer counseling support program, stated Angela Adkins, Executive Director. “Peer counseling has been recognized by the mental health profession as a vital component in a person’s recovery. This funding will enable us to continue to provide peers supportive services throughout DuPage County.”
NAMI DuPage provides support, education and advocacy for individuals and families living with mental illness. For further information regarding NAMI DuPage’s peer counseling services, please contact Angela Adkins, Executive Director at 630-752-066.