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Impact Behavioral Health Partners

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Causes: Homeless & Housing, Housing & Shelter, Mental Health, Mental Health Disorders, Residential Mental Health Treatment

Mission: Impact's mission is to develop and champion opportunities for people with serious mental illness by providing comprehensive services in housing, employment, and clinical support so that each person can live as independently as possible.

Results: For nearly 30 years, Impact has been providing mental health services and affordable supportive housing to adults recovering from chronic mental illness. Founded as Housing Options in 1988, Impact has been helping adults with serious mental illness get the support that they need. Since its inception, Impact has grown from a single apartment building with no case management services to possessing six (6) buildings and utilizing an additional 20 scattered site apartments in privately owned buildings. Currently, Impact serves approximately 145 individuals through our housing, clinical and employment services programs. We provide affordable housing and support from social workers, counselors, case managers and psychiatrists to adults recovering from chronic mental illnesses. All of our programs and services are integrated to ensure that our Participants receive the support they need to recover and attain wellness and reclaim his or her life in the community. We serve individuals through our Clinical Services, Employment Services, and Supportive Housing Programs.

Target demographics: individuals with serious mental illness

Geographic areas served: Evanston and neighboring communities

Programs: Housing, Clinical and Employment Support Services

Community Stories

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donna C.6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Impact does an excellent job in educating and supporting its community through social media

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great social media content, they really help people.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization is a pillar to the community. Their staff is knowledgeable and kind.

1 Jeanne Thibadeau T.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I recently joined the Board of Impact Behavioral Health Partners, and I am pleased to be part of an organization that continually strives to serve its participants with the utmost respect and integrity and overcome the stigma associated with mental illness. Impact's success rate in providing supportive housing and employment services to adults recovering from mental illness is remarkable. I am most impressed with the dedication and empathy of the staff, and their willingness to provide support to the participants extends far beyond what is expected. Over the last 30 years, Impact has helped many individuals with mental illness regain their independence, dignity and self-confidence, and continues to work tirelessly to remove the stigma of mental illness.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Since joining Impact's Board a little over a year ago, I continue to be impressed and pleasantly surprised by how strategic Impact's comprehensive services model is and at the results delivered by each pillar. The approach and results reflect deep understanding of and empathy for their clients and clients' families and loved ones. Impact delivers on a clear vision with efficiency that would make most for-profit enterprises envious.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with Impact for the past 4 years and continue to be impressed with all the great work they do. They work tirelessly to help people with mental illness live as full a life as possible. They provide great housing, incredible clinical and nursing support and their work program is a model for the country on how to provide supportive job services. Their 30 year history speaks volumes for the success of their programs. I have met some of the people they help when they first come into their programs--and I have seen these same people a year later. The transformation is incredible. Impact gives people a second chance in a way that really works.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Impact since its inception 30 years ago. At that time, there were few services and virtually no supportive housing for adults recovering from mental health issues in Evanston. Since then, Impact has provided the equivalent of over 1,000 years of supportive housing, along with clinical and employment services for our participants.
I have volunteered for not-for-profits my entire adult life, and can truly say that Staff, Board and Advisory Council Members and Volunteers are all devoted to our mission. We help our participants to change their lives for the better.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Impact truly cares about the city of Evanston and the constituents that the organization serves. Having attended their gala, I can say with certainty that the staff and board truly are excited and passionate about the mission of their organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Last year, I had the opportunity to volunteer for Impact's gala, held at the Writer's Theatre in Glencoe, and I have to say –it was an absolute treat. Not only was the evening entertaining, culminating in a performance of the award-winning Trevor: The Musical, but it was great to be able to work hand-in-hand with Impact staff to see all of the hard work, firsthand, that everyone at the organization put in to make the event go off without a hitch. From the atmosphere of the venue to the content of the program, the mission of the organization was in full-focus, and the night was a great success.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a member of the Evanston community, I have found Impact to be a tremendous asset to our area. While Evanston has many great non-profits, Impact is one of a kind. My experiences with their staff, board, and participants have always been pleasant.