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About Sinai Community Institute

Sinai Community Institute (SCI) has a history of developing effective community-based health and social service programs to improve the health and well-being of its clients addressing social, economic and environmental factors. Approximately 14,000 families each year benefit from SCI’s services, from infants to adolescents to adults. 

2018 Programs and Services

Workforce Development
Training and Employment provide workforce development services through assessment, career counseling, case management, occupational internships, education and occupational skills training and post-training placement. This program assists participants in the SNAP program to achieve economic self-sufficiency.

Sinai Technology Center
The Sinai Technology Center allows community residents access to computers to conduct job searches, type resumes and review job listings. The computers are also equipped to allow self-paced educational and skill building tools by utilizing an assortment of software.

Women, Infants and Children (W.I.C.)
WIC is a Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) funded by USDA to provide supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

Sinai Health Ministry Program
Sinai Health Ministry Program works collaboratively with the faith-based community in the Sinai Health System primary and secondary service areas to identify the health needs of each congregation and link the faith-community with resources offered by Sinai Health System. The program offers assessment of congregational health needs, on-site health screenings, health related presentations, Affordable Care Act education and enrollment, weight loss support using the Healthy Body, Healthy Weight, Healthy Soul curriculum to encourage a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables every day for better health, referral assistance to SHS for identified health issues, assistance in creating a health ministry and membership in the Clergy Health Ministry Leadership Council.

Sinai Adult Protective Services
Sinai Adult Protective Services is a program which offers social services and health resources to help adults living with disabilities (18-59) and seniors (60 and up) maintain healthy lifestyles. This program also works on behalf of those living with disabilities and seniors to investigate reports of alleged abuse, including self-neglect providing intervention in order to prevent further mistreatment.

Early Childhood Development Program/Prevention Initiative
Early Childhood Development Program provides parent/child early-intervention parenting skills. The program is a home visiting initiative, which works with parents and their children between the ages of 0 and 3 to enhance their cognitive and developmental abilities.

Learn Together Afterschool Program
Learn Together Afterschool Program includes:

  • Homework assistance which includes structured math and reading educational activities
  • Life skills which include sections of our violence prevention education curriculum, character development, goal setting and community services
  • Parental involvement which includes family nights, family field trips and workshops
  • Recreational activities which include team building

One Summer Chicago Plus Program (OSC+)
Mayor Rahm Emmanuel’s summer employment program is an initiative that provides youth with employment and enrichment opportunities during the summer months. This program will serve youth from Chicago’s most at-risk schools. The program begins June 26th–August 17 and employs youth between the ages of 16–24, where the youth will work 20 hours a week with paid work experience.

Family Case Management (FCM)
Family Case Management provides linkages to social and health services available for pregnant women and infants, including referral to prenatal, postpartum and well child care, to decrease infant mortality, reduce both premature births and low birth weight throughout Illinois.

Sinai Better Birth Outcomes (BBO)
BBO provides intensive prenatal case management services to high risk pregnant women in the Chicago area with higher than average Medicaid costs associated with poor birth outcomes and higher than average numbers of women delivering premature infants. The goals of the program are to:

  • Decrease infant mortality and morbidity
  • Improve pregnancy outcomes
  • Reduce the incidence of prematurity and low birth weight

Health Works of Illinois (HWIL)
Health Works of Illinois (HWIL) is a collaborative effort between the Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Illinois Department of Children (DCFS). The primary purpose of HWIL is to assure that DCFS wards from birth to age 21 who are in substitute care, receive comprehensive quality health care services, as mandated by the BH Consent Decree.

The Leadership Academy
Mentoring Initiative targeting 8th, 9th and 10th grade boys and young men in pre-identified Chicago Public elementary and high schools in North and South Lawndale. This initiative is a part of a public safety strategy to support young men who may be impacted by violence by connecting them to caring adults who can support their individual goals and strengthen peer, individual, community and school connections.