Lawrence Hall is pleased to announce it has received a $30,000 grant from SC Johnson to help support its Child and Family Treatment Center (CFTC). As an acute care residential treatment facility, the CFTC provides a wide range of services and therapies to support youth in state care and those recently released from psychiatric wards who struggle with trauma-triggered behaviors. The SC Johnson grant allows the CFTC staff and direct caregivers to focus on continuing to provide high-quality treatment – while being assured of their own safety – as COVID-19 persists.
Lawrence Hall’s CFTC’s primary objective is to prepare its residents to return to a less restrictive living situation with the necessary skills to care for themselves, relate to others, and be positive community members. This may mean returning home, moving into a foster care placement, or securing a transitional/independent living placement in which they will have the opportunity to live on their own before final emancipation from state care.
“Our youth and their families continue to contend with the pandemic, and this SC Johnson grant will allow us to ensure that those in our care will remain safe,” said Kara Teeple, CEO of Lawrence Hall. “We are grateful for SC Johnson’s continued support in helping us maintain the physical and emotional health of all our youth, families, and staff as we provide a vast array of high-quality services.”
Annually serving over 1,400 youth and families, Lawrence Hall is a community-based service agency that fosters resilience, healing, and hope in youth and families in vulnerable circumstances. For more than 150 years, Lawrence Hall has been delivering high-quality care throughout the Chicago metropolitan area and is a statewide leader in highly effective, evidence-based, and innovative therapeutic treatment. Their five core programs—the CFTC, Therapeutic Day School, Foster Care, Project Work workforce development, and Transitional/Independent Living Program—have met the changing and complex needs of youth and families by not only becoming more community based, but also by developing more preventative programs that help curb violence in Chicago’s communities.
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