Joliet Stepping Stones Center receives $240k in first Human Services Grant program 


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JOLIET, IL – Stepping Stones Center in Joliet has been awarded $240,000 through the Human Services Capital Investment Grant program to expand its addiction and mental health treatment services. 

The funding will allow the Center to meet all ADA and safety compliance standards and ensure a safe and healthy environment for staff and clients. Stepping Stones professionally treats addiction, anxiety, depression, and dual diagnosis (co-occurring disorders).

With the grant, the Center plans to expand its physical capacity by 34 people by adding beds, replacing its outdated HVAC system, updating its electrical system, and replacing degraded exterior siding and windows. Additionally, the grant will be used to remodel two bathrooms and add a kitchen for the two extended care units.

The Human Services Capital Investment Grant program, administered by the Illinois Department of Human Services and Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, awarded grants to 70 human services providers throughout the state, including non-profits. The program prioritized disproportionately impacted areas, the expansion of human services, and addressing fire prevention and mitigation.

State Senator Dave Syverson praised the program, stating that “these much-needed grants will have a transformative impact in communities all over the state through an increase in services and accessibility. An investment in our residents is an investment in the future of our state.”

The Stepping Stones Center is an essential provider of mental health and addiction treatment services in Joliet and the surrounding areas. This grant will enable the Center to expand its services and provide high-quality care to even more individuals in need.


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