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Community Spotlight: Local groups help homeless

This week, Senator McConnaughay spotlights local organizations that have been awarded federal funding for programs to help homeless residents.

Ecker Center For Mental Health (Elgin) has received $645,858 for programs that will provide rental housing and supportive services for homeless individuals with mental illness.

Hesed House (Aurora) has received $604,500 for programs that include rental housing and case managemnt services for chronically homeless individuals, and housing and services to help homeless individuals and families achieve self-sufficiency within 24 months.

Lazarus House (St. Charles) has received $257,953 for programs to provide rental housing and case management services for chronically homeless individuals, and housing and services to help homeless individuals and families achieve self-sufficiency within 24 months.

"Our heartfelt thanks to these organizations for offering a sheltering roof and a helping hand to people in our communities who do not otherwise have a place to sleep at night or the kind of support they need to improve their situation," said Senator McConnaughay.

Information about the funding can be found in the January 25 edition of Kane County Connects.

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