Freeport Community Foundation Awards $2,800 To Help Youth 21 or Younger With Substance Abuse

 

Freeport, Illinois — The Freeport Community Foundation Board of Directors awarded a $2,800.00 grant from the John M. Drogosz Youth Substance Abuse Prevention/Treatment Memorial Fund to The Rosecrance Foundation at a grant reception on August 25 at Rosecrance’s Griffin Williamson Campus. Grants made from this Fund are directed to non-profit organizations with educational, prevention and/or treatment of substance abuse programs focused on helping youth ages 21 or younger in Stephenson, Jo Daviess, and Carroll Counties.

(From left) Keri Fager, Carlene Cardosi, Daniel Schmitt, Steve Smith, Dick Drogosz and Anne Boccignone stand inside what will soon be the new Sensory Room at Rosecrance's adolescent facility.
(From left) Keri Fager, Carlene Cardosi, Daniel Schmitt, Steve Smith, Dick Drogosz and Anne Boccignone stand inside what will soon be the new Sensory Room at Rosecrance’s adolescent facility.

The Rosecrance Foundation will use the grant to create a Sensory Room in the Rosecrance Griffin Williamson substance abuse treatment center for teenagers. To treat clients holistically, clients access behavioral healthcare and services that meet creative, emotional and recreational needs by integrating recreational and art therapy programs into daily treatment. The Sensory Room will enhance these efforts, offering clients a space to learn self-soothing, mindfulness and coping skills.

Also, the Foundation will announce its fall grant awards at the Foundation’s Fall Grant Reception on October 26 at the Freeport Eagles Club, 1200 West Galena Ave., Freeport, IL. Please RSVP to the Foundation by October 16 if you plan on attending.

The Freeport Community Foundation has a 42-year history as a community-based charitable organization guided by community leaders dedicated to providing financial solutions for current and future community needs. 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organizations from Northwest Illinois and the surrounding communities are eligible to receive funding.

For information or to apply for a Freeport Community Foundation grant, visit the web-site: www.freeportcommunityfoundation.org , or call 815.801.3035. The foundation is located at 524 West Stephenson Street, Suite 102, in Freeport, IL.

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