Elk Grove Village Cares receives $100,000 grant renewal

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 11/29/2021 11:49 AM

The Elk Grove Village Cares program, which helps those dealing with substance addiction get treatment, has received a $100,000 renewal grant from the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority.

The funding will provide assistance to uninsured individuals seeking substance abuse treatment.

 

The $100,000 renewal award is the fourth ICJIA grant Elk Grove Village Cares has been awarded since the village launched the program in 2018. In all, Elk Grove Village Cares has been awarded more than $1.8 million in grants.

The goals of Elk Grove Village Cares include reducing the number of opioid-related deaths and overdoses in Elk Grove Village; providing more "points of entry" for people suffering from addiction; helping them access the resources they need to begin the difficult work of recovery; establishing and strengthening community-based resources for those in recovery and their family members; and educating residents about the disease of addiction.

Since June 2018, Elk Grove Village Cares has made 85 connections to partnering treatment programs.

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