Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center: 2012-2013

About RAISE

Sexual abuse leaves children vulnerable to wide-reaching physical, psychological and social consequences. Although individual and family therapy can promote healing and recovery, African-Americans have one of the highest rates of unmet mental health needs.[1] Despite decades of efforts to alleviate disparities and at least three national policy studies, racial and [Read More…]

Breakthrough Urban Ministries: 2012-2013

The Male Initiative: A Behavioral Health program of Breakthrough

In its 22 years of service, Breakthrough has learned to put high priority on the fact that men and women respond to the world around them in very different ways. That’s why gender-specific care for homeless guests is paramount for those who [Read More…]

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine: 2012-2013

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine: Readiness for Residency: Mastery learning of essential clinical skills during the fourth year of medical school.

Support from The Washington Square Health Foundation enabled the Stritch School of Medicine to implement an active, rigorous, and competency-based clinical curriculum for 4th year medical students within their required clinical [Read More…]

A Silver Lining Foundation: 2011-2012

Education is key, especially as it relates to a disease as prevalent as breast cancer. Yet in today’s difficult economy with so many who are unemployed and uninsured/underinsured, health takes a back seat to everyday existence. That attitude is in danger of spreading to the young women of uninsured and/or immigrant families. The mission of [Read More…]