We invest in high-quality, comprehensive, and coordinated primary health services—including medical, dental, vision, mental health, and case management.What we're doing now
Meeting mental health needs of our community
Community Youth Network provides mental health services to over 1,000 students at ten area schools. Mental health disorders are the single most common cause of disability in young people. If left untreated, mental health problems can impede all aspects of health, including emotional wellbeing and social development, leaving young people feeling socially isolated, stigmatized, and unable to optimize their social, vocational, and interpersonal contributions to society.
Linkage to care
We support programs that improve health literacy, provide screenings, and connect people to medical homes.What we're doing now
We award scholarship funds to post-secondary educational institutions that are increasing the number of qualified healthcare professionals practicing in our community.What we're doing now
Preparing students for healthcare careers
College of Lake County offers scholarships for students interested in various healthcare careers. Approximately 80 college students annually receive financial assistance to pursue their dreams.
Chicago School of Professional Psychology offers scholarships for future mental health providers.
Recipients of HFNLC scholarships commit to working for two years in underserved areas of northern Lake County.
Organizational capacity building
We partner with our grantees to help them develop the resources, leadership, skills, and tools they need to achieve their mission.What we're doing now
Strengthening local nonprofit organizations
Arden Shore Child and Family Services refined its external communications, trained Board Members, and created a fund development plan in order to build its fundraising capacity. Improving organizations’ capacity in these areas should help increase and diversify funding. Diversified revenue streams increase their capacity to provide relevant and necessary services during challenging economic periods and respond to growing community needs.
#GivingTuesday – celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – is recognized as a “global day of giving” fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Twenty-three northern Lake County nonprofit organizations are participating with support of matching grants from HFNLC. HFNLC will match any new or increased donation from individuals to these organizations. Click here for a list of participating organizations.
System capacity building
We encourage the organizations that we fund to explore partnerships, collaborations, and innovations to improve the healthcare delivery system.What we're doing now
Lake County Community Development’s ServicePoint Referral Network improves service delivery of local health and human service providers by improving the flow of information between them. This also increases collaboration, reduces barriers to services, and provides an opportunity to measure system performance and collective impact across multiple agencies.