The Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund (ICRF) has awarded Chestnut Health Systems $100,000 in its most recent round of funding. In all, ICRF awarded $6.95 million to 42 non-profit organizations around the state to help populations most burdened by the outbreak. The most vulnerable populations in downstate Illinois will be able to get help as a result of the grant award.
Chestnut will use the funding to provide mental health treatment and addiction treatment for people in Illinois impacted by the pandemic. Chestnut operates in Central Illinois, in the St. Louis Metro East area, and in Jefferson County, Missouri.
ICRF is a fund held and processed by The Chicago Community Foundation. It was created to quickly help people all over the state who are in economic, social, and health crisis due to the pandemic.
Chestnut Health Systems is a non-profit organization that has cared since 1973 for persons needing behavioral health services. Chestnut provides addiction treatment, mental health counseling, primary health care, credit counseling, and housing and supportive services. It is a leader in addiction-related research.
This was reported by Chestnut Health Systems on July 7, 2020.
Contact information: Lori Laughlin, Director of Marketing and Communications, Chestnut Health Systems, 1003 Martin Luther King Drive, Bloomington, Illinois 61701; 309-820-3814; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: www.chestnut.org