Sinai Health System Receives Grant to Fund Programs that Combat Juvenile Violence

Release date

Thursday, May 8th 2014

Mayor Emanuel and Get IN Chicago Announced Winners on May 7, 2014

 

Chicago, May 8, 2014—Sinai Health System is among 11 recipients of a grant designed to fund anti-violence initiatives for Chicago’s youth. Members of the youth advisory board at Get IN Chicago, the $50-million public-private partnership with a unique approach to combatting juvenile violence, announced the grant recipients May 7 at the Lawndale Christian Health Center.

The grant awarded to Sinai Health System will fund a new anti-violence initiative within Under the Rainbow, an outpatient therapy program for children, adolescents, and their families. As a grant recipient, Under the Rainbow must rigorously evaluate their evidence-based programs for outcomes. “We are so grateful for this opportunity to partner with Get IN Chicago in creating safer and more supportive environments within the communities we serve on the West and Southwest Sides of Chicago,” said Mount Sinai Hospital’s director of child and adolescent behavioral health, Rich Macur Brousil, Psy.D. “The children and adolescents who are part of Under the Rainbow are high-risk youth who have experienced trauma or have been diagnosed with mental disorders, including behavioral and academic problems. The mentoring, school engagement, cognitive behavioral therapy and parent leadership that Get IN Chicago has proven effective are in line with our program’s own goals and priorities.” Under The Rainbow’s multidisciplinary staff of licensed behavioral health specialists offers educational and preventative services for children, young adults and their families to raise awareness and discourage traumatic incidents in domestic settings.

“I am proud to join Get IN Chicago to announce the first grant recipients, which will provide increased opportunities for our youth,” Mayor Emanuel said. “Communities, individuals and corporations have come together to build a bridge between the potential of our kids and the promise of this great city. This funding will directly support our most important legacy—the children of the City of Chicago.”

About Sinai Health

System Sinai Health System, a Chicago-based private, not-for-profit organization, is comprised of seven member organizations: Mount Sinai Hospital, Holy Cross Hospital, Sinai Children’s Hospital, Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital, Sinai Medical Group, Sinai Community Institute and Sinai Urban Health Institute. The system has over 800 physicians on its hospital medical staffs, 695 licensed beds, 100,000+ annual emergency department patient visits and eight physician residency training programs. www.sinai.org

About Get IN Chicago

Get IN Chicago is a unique public-private partnership to combat juvenile violence through funding evidence-based programs in the city’s most at-risk neighborhoods that will be rigorously evaluated for outcomes. Get IN Chicago is a private organization with independent governance and transparency. Its responsibilities include identifying and supporting the expansion of proven programs to reduce violence and making the city safer; coordinating and aligning these programs with existing public and community-based efforts; and monitoring program execution and measuring actual performance to ensure improvements are sustainable.