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About Sinai Community Institute

Sinai Community Institute (SCI) provides a variety of services that address the social and economic factors impacting the health of the community’s most vulnerable members, including infants, adolescents and older adults. Some of our services include education, employment counseling, case management and nutrition. Of the 28,000 family-visits to SCI each year, approximately 98 percent of the clients are low-income minority women and children.

Health

  • The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program at SCI is the largest private WIC program in Illinois, providing nutrition education and appropriate food items to infants and children up to age 5 and eligible pregnant women.
  • The Whole Foods Market Smart Shopper Initiative allows breast-feeding and pregnant women to discover the world of natural and organic foods. Participants learn to make simple, healthy lifestyle choices through the variety of healthy, fresh foods offered at Whole Foods.
  • Sinai’s How Healthy is Your ZipCodeTM is a health summit series focused on informing community residents about the health disparity challenges in their community. This summit shares the latest research findings on the health of their community and educates them on available resources to address those health issues, including diabetes, asthma, obesity and breast cancer.
  • Sinai Affordable Care Act (ACA) In Person Counselor Project enrolls and educates identified eligible individuals, especially minorities and the newly eligible, about the Affordable Care Act and available “Qualified Health Plans.”

Community

  • The Technology Center at SCI allows community residents access to computers to conduct job searches, compose resumes and review job listings. 
  • Work Force Development provides job readiness services through assessments, career counseling, case management, occupational internships, education and occupational skills training and post-training placement. 
  • Sinai Senior Services offer social services and health resources to help seniors maintain independent and healthy lifestyles. The Elder Abuse and Neglect Hotline is a resource for concerned community members who seek help for elderly friends and family whom they suspect may be victims of neglect or abuse. Our staff investigates reports of alleged abuse and conducts interviews to prevent further mistreatment.

Family

  • SCI, in collaboration with the State of Illinois, provides the Illinois Subsequent Pregnancy Program in Lawndale. This program uses an integrated model of service delivery designed to delay second pregnancies among adolescent mothers.
  • Sinai Parenting Institute and The School for Parents provide parents with the skills, knowledge and resources they need to raise children in our complex society.
  • The Family Development Initiative provides an early childhood development and parenting program that works with parents and their children between the ages of 0 to 3 years to enhance cognitive and developmental abilities.
  • Chicago Family Case Management provides links to social and health services available for pregnant women and their babies to ensure infants have healthy starts.

Children

  • The Learn Together Afterschool Program is an academic enrichment program.