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At its Dec. 12 meeting, City Council approved the recommendation of the Mental Health Board to allocate $767,055 in funding to 19 different agencies or 24 individual programs in 2017. The MHB makes recommendations regarding the use of City funds to social services for programs that address priority needs of Evanston residents, particularly at-risk residents. The Human Services Committee previously approved the allocations.
The MHB defined three priority areas for funding in 2017, for programs and services to:
• Address and reduce youth violence
• Address mental health needs and substance abuse of our residents with emphasis on youth and young adults
• Enable challenged adults to meet basic human needs including food, shelter, and access to health care.
Few agencies and programs received the full amount requested from the Mental Health Board, and three received no funding from the City. The allocations recommended by MHB and recommended by HSC, see sidebar.