Grant Type: Community Health Education
Duration: January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018
Hamdard Center is a nonprofit community health center whose mission is “to promote the physical and emotional health and psychological well-being of individuals and families by offering hope, help, and healing.” Hamdard’s philosophy is to meet the needs of the underserved through its comprehensive service model by providing culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate social and behavioral health care services, including services for survivors of domestic violence.
Hamdard Center is launching a campaign to end the stigma around mental health within the Muslim community. The campaign will focus on three key components: case management, awareness and education, and advocacy.
A Pillars grant would enable Hamdard to launch a community education program, in partnership with mosques and Muslim community members, to bridge the gap between access to mental health services and utilization of those services. This campaign would help community members become more informed about their own mental health and those of their loved ones. Hamdard plans to create a model that can be replicated across the nation and, with additional support, Hamdard staff would be available to travel to offer in-person training on this pilot.
Year founded: 1992
Location: Chicago, IL