A NEW MODEL FOR COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH


CHICAGO COMMUNITY TRUST STORY ON THE KEDZIE CENTER

For Chicago Voters, Supporting Mental Health Care Builds Common Ground

 In recent months, the local news has reflected an increasing awareness of the complex and interlinked challenges of mental health, public safety and community vitality. The 1980s saw Chicago’s robust mental health infrastructure serving residents at 19 mental health centers, as well as an alcohol abuse treatment facility. 

To read more, please click on link below. 


l-r: Nathalie Henaine, Psychology Intern, Jim Grabowski, LCPC, Training Coordinator, Sinane Goulet, LCSW, Angela Sedeno, PhD, Executive Director, Eva Ledoux, Counseling Intern.

l-r: Nathalie Henaine, Psychology Intern, Jim Grabowski, LCPC, Training Coordinator, Sinane Goulet, LCSW, Angela Sedeno, PhD, Executive Director, Eva Ledoux, Counseling Intern.

Little Explorers awarded  an APF Grant

The Kedzie Center has received a grant from the American Psychological Foundation. The grant will provide funding to support the Little Explorers/Pequeños Exporadores program.

Little Explorers is a bilingual, interactive play group for parents and children, age birth through five years old.  It is offered on Tuesdays from 10:00am to 11:30am at our office at 4141 N. Kedzie.

The program offers parents the opportunity to meet with other parents and share the successes and challenges of raising their child.  It also provides children an opportunity to play and promote critical social, emotional and developmental skills.  Our staff include an early child development specialist, Sinane Goulet, LCSW, and two advanced graduate students. Parent can learn about their child’s crying, temperament, motor development, language, and emotional development. Participants must live in our service area, and can verify eligibility at 773-754-0577 or at http://www.thekedziecenter.org/

We are grateful to the American Psychological Foundation and Division 39 of the American Psychological Association for recognizing the work of the Kedzie Center.


LA RAZA FEATURES THE KEDZIE CENTER

Abren el primer centro de salud mental con fondos comunitarios

"En respuesta a la escasez de servicios, nace The Kedzie Center, centro de salud mental único en su tipo que es solventado por los contribuyentes." Click here to read the full story, by La Raza reporter Belhu Sanabria. 


THE KEDZIE CENTER GRAND OPENING

On October 29th, 2014, The Kedzie Center opened its doors to the public for the first time. This event, attended by community members, local and state lawmakers, partnership agencies, and other stakeholders, was a long-awaited celebration of the opening of the center, which represented the culmination of years of work, organizing and advocacy by North River residents. The Kedzie Center's Executive Director, Dr. Angela Sedeño, was chosen to cut the ceremonial ribbon, on behalf of all of those involved to make the center a reality. 

Please click the link to the story to learn more about the grand opening event, as well as the history of the center and the Expanded Mental Health Services Act. 

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20141030/irving-park/chicagos-first-community-funded-mental-health-center-opens-irving-park