Dear Friends of The Kedzie Center:
As you know, we opened in October of 2014. By our 5th birthday, we will have provided over 16,000 therapy sessions, over 11,000 community encounters and seen over 1900 residents at the Center - and we're still counting! Thank you for your support in expanding accessible and culturally-informed mental health services and community mental health education. Because of your sponsorship, we are having more conversations about mental health, reducing stigma and creating programs to reach those neighbors who might not otherwise seek the help that they need. This year, we will continue our work with immigrants and refugees, young and school age children and youth, older adults and extend our reach to those who experience acute trauma related to violence, suicide, overdose or fires. We're also continuing to build capacity, this year training community providers who regularly engage youth to better identify and respond to young people with mental health needs. You make all of this possible. As always, thank you for your continued confidence in The Kedzie Center; we aim to be worthy of that trust!