2023 Governor's Hometown Award Finalist – Community Risk Reduction (CRR)


Last updated 8/27/2023 at 1:52pm

Community Risk Reduction (CRR) was nominated for The Governor's Hometown Award by Kristi McNichol in the project category of "Violence Prevention, Intervention, or Interruption." They were chosen as one (1) of four (4) finalists to compete for the Governor's Cup and received honorable mention for their project described below:

Joliet Fire Department implemented the Community Risk Reduction (CRR) program in 2022. CRR connects Joliet residents with mental health providers free of charge. The program also housed a Will-Grundy Medical Clinic MSW intern who identified unsheltered homeless residents and connected them with shelter resources as well as medical resources. The result of the program led to the largest Point in Time count (HUD mandate) which led to their area CoC (IL 506) being invited to apply for a Special NOFO. IL 506 CoC was one of 32 in the WHOLE COUNTRY to be awarded the Special Unsheltered NOFO.

To learn more, please visit: http://www.joliet.gov


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