DuPage Foundation Awards NAMI DuPage $20,000 Grant to Serve At Risk Populations with Mental Illness

DuPage Foundation awards grant to NAMI DuPage. From left: Joe Weidenbach, DuPage Foundation Trustee; Dorothy O’Reilly and Angela Adkins, NAMI DuPage; Chris Janc, DuPage Foundation Trustee

JUNE 14, 2017

Wheaton, IL: — NAMI DuPage was one of 37 not-for-profit organizations and six local collaboratives to receive a grant at the DuPage Foundation’s Spring Grant Awards Breakfast held on Wednesday, June 14, at Glen Oak County Club in Glen Ellyn.  The DuPage Foundation awarded more than $800,000 in grants to organizations working in the area of Health and Human Services and local collaboratives focused on improving kindergarten-readiness in DuPage County. NAMI DuPage received a grant of $20,000 that will help underwrite wraparound education and supportive services targeting at-risk groups such as seniors, veterans, women and individuals in the criminal justice system due to their mental illness.

“We are deeply grateful to the DuPage Foundation for recognizing the value we provide in improving the lives of individuals and families living with mental illness in DuPage County” said Angela Adkins, Executive Director. This funding will allow us to serve those at-risk populations who have lost a critical safety net for mental health services due, in large part, to cutbacks in publicly funded mental health services.  We thank the DuPage Foundation not only for their generosity and support but for their long-time partnership with us.”