Rosecrance awarded grant from Community Foundation for McHenry County

Rosecrance was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from the Community Foundation for McHenry County at the Foundation’s Grants Luncheon in August.

The grant will support the Arts, Animals, and Adventure (AAA) program, which assists youth from McHenry County experiencing emotional and behavioral dysregulation by providing a combination of evidence-based therapy practices and real-world application under the direction of Rosecrance staff.

Additionally, the AAA Program is a preventative, skill-building program for that meets twice weekly during school breaks.

“Our AAA staff coach clients through difficult and stressful situations, challenge them to step out of their comfort zones and find success in unexpected places,” explains Caitlyn McClure, Rosecrance Mental Health Therapist. “It’s so rewarding to see client breakthroughs in activities and relationships because we know the skills have finally clicked!”

Over the past 5 years, The Community Foundation has distributed $7.4 million to more than 100 organizations, protecting the human services safety net for those hardest hit by the economy, developing new audiences to sustain our county’s arts and education organizations, and improving conditions for healthy and active lifestyles.

“I’d like to congratulate The Rosecrance Foundation for their work in our community,” said Robin Doeden, Executive Director of the Community Foundation for McHenry County. “The ultimate goal of the Community Foundation is to ensure that financial support from our generous donors goes to the most deserving nonprofits in our county. The Rosecrance Foundation and others receiving grants today are doing great work to enrich the lives of McHenry County residents. The Foundation is honored to partner with them in the coming year.”

Foundation grant recipients underwent a thorough application and review process and demonstrated their nonprofit’s needs, goals, reach and potential to members of the Foundation’s grant committee.