New Foundation Center, Inc

Rating: 4.94 stars   52 reviews

Issues: Mental Health, Job Training, Homeless & Housing

Location: 444 W Frontage Rd Northfield IL 60093 USA

Mission: New Foundation Center partners with people with mental illness to recover and pursue lives of meaning and purpose.
Target demographics: adults with serious mental illness recover and pursue lives of meaning and purpose
Direct beneficiaries per year: 280 men and women with mental illness.
Geographic areas served: greater Chicago and north/northwest suburbs of Cook County, and Lake County
Programs: psychosocial rehabilitation, permanent supportive housing, and supported employment.
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 36-3555018
847-386-3060
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Rating: 5 stars  

So many caring people work so tirelessly to make New Foundation Center the wonderful organization it is. I have a relative who has been helped tremendously by this organization and I have witnessed many others who have been given opportunities they may not otherwise have had.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing results in self esteem, confidence and life skills within relatives in my family and in letting other families know they are not alone and that there is help and people who care.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make the public more aware of the good NFC does for individuals and in the community which would hopefully inspire more involvement.

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Rating: 5 stars  

New Foundation Center is a non profit organization that provides psychiatric/socials services to about 250 citizens of the north and northwest suburbs of Chicago. New Foundation Center works hard to help members recover from serious mental illness so that they can find value and meaning in their lives. Supported employment, health management, social skills, and creative arts are some of the programs that foster recovery. New Foundation Center is a life line to those it helps. About fifty individuals and a couple small families benefit from supportive housing. Some were homeless before they came to New Foundation Center.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have talked with members and understand the important role of our organization. Some members talk about how they were homeless before coming to New Foundation Center. Some individuals progress sufficiently that they are able to take on employment, some to move on to independent living.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The organization works vigorously to make its dollars work and provide the best services. New Foundation would like to serve more people. With more funding and consistent funding this would be possible. I would expand resources of the organization so that more people could be helped and enrichment programs could be increased.

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Rating: 5 stars  

We became aware of NFC and its programs through a relative who has benefitted from NFC's services and have seen or heard other clients' stories about how they have benefitted from the various services provided: housing, counseling, preparation for back to work or holding a job; socialization.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing a client and the client's family more able to deal with a loved one's mental illness and resulting problems.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I think it is a great organization , both the paid staff and volunteers.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a volunteer for New Foundations and I am extremely impressed with the help and support the organization provides to its members and their families. There is a tremendous need for this type of organization in our community, as so many families are affected by mental illness.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing how the organization has benefited my friend's family

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

like the organization to be able to expand, because there is a huge demand for their services.

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Rating: 5 stars  

One of the benefits of New Foundation besides the wonderful care given to its clients is the fact that the parents and relatives of these clients can maintain a fairly normal life knowing that their loved ones are in good hands.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

dealing with very close friends son

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none

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Rating: 5 stars  

New Foundation Center (NFC) is a wonderful organization of family members, friends, and mental health advocates dedicated to the goal of enabling adults suffering from chronic mental illness to live as independently as possible. NFC provides housing, supportive services and job opportunities for those adults. Their proffessional staff providescounseling, group therapy and job training to members.
As a mother of a 43 year old son who suffers from Scizophrenia I can't fathom what our family would have done without NFC. Through the organization our son has had a place to call home and a life to share with friends for the past years. They have helped our family greatly.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The organization has helped our son with their services and housing.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would create housing and special services for ailing senior adults with mental illness

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Rating: 5 stars  

Donating to a local organization where you can witness the results first hand is very rewarding. The staff are truly engaged in the welfare of those they serve. With diminishing government support, it is important to step up and support those in need.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing their interaction with their members and the difference it makes in their lives.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing I can recommend

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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization has helped our family tremendously. The staff cares about each individual and provides a safe place for those who are in need.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the help they give my brother

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

find more funding so they can serve more people

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

This is a great organization run by great people who care about helping members live life to the fullest.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

participating in fundraisers. All staff members are passionate about the success of this organization and believe in the positive impact in the lives of its members.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Obtain more grant money

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

New Foundation Center helps give people with mental illness a chance to have meaningful lives.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

working with the members at the annual benefit.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not change anything. If I could give more money to support their passion and committment to serving their members, I would.

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