Program Directory – Health Care

Community Mental Health Worker Program – Iraq

Heartland Alliance is working with Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (JHSPH) to develop a cost-effective, efficacious treatment intervention for traumatic stress, specifically focusing on victims of torture in rural areas, that can be implemented by healthcare workers without extensive formal mental health training. The project also seeks to improve the mental health status of …


Health Care for the Homeless

Located in the Chicago Uptown community at Heartland Health Center – Uptown, HCH provides primary health care, urgent care for oral health, case management, and assistance with applying for benefits and entitlements for people who are experiencing homelessness. This program also provides primary care services at outreach sites where people experiencing homelessness stay throughout the …


Healthy Places

Heartland Human Care Services was one of ten organizations were selected through a competitive proposal process for community work in neighborhoods of high poverty and health disparity. Healthy Places is a joint partnership between the Chicago Department of Public Health and CLOCC to implement sustainable policies and environmental changes that address obesity in Chicago by …


Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center

The Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center is a treatment program devoted to the recovery and healing of individuals, families, and communities affected by torture. The comprehensive model of care includes, but is not limited to: mental health, medical care, case management, and interpretation and translation services. Our treatment approach is based on the key principles …


Heartland Centers for Oral Health

Heartland Centers for Oral Health provide dental health care for persons experiencing homelessness and/or persons who are living with HIV/AIDS. Our centers can provide general dental examinations and cleanings as well as fillings, limited extractions and other services.


Heartland Health Centers

Heartland Health Centers is a federally qualified health center organization serving Chicago’s north side. Last year, our ten locations provided nearly 21,000 patients with a medical home where they could receive comprehensive primary care, oral health care, and mental health care services. We’re open to the entire community – the uninsured as well as those …


Heartland Human Care Services HIV Prevention and Testing Services

HHCS HIV Prevention and Testing Services (HPS) provides HIV education and prevention, counseling, testing, and referral to Chicagoans experiencing homelessness throughout the city. Our focus, however, is to provide these services and more to African American men who are experiencing, or have experienced homelessness, and who have sex with other men. HPS is community-based, using …


HIV Case Management Services

HIV Case Management Services offers medical services, supportive services, and in-home case management for adults living with HIV/AIDS. Case management helps participants develop life skills, live independently and adhere to their medical treatment plan. The program works to ensure participants are linked to primary HIV medical care and other health services; educates participants on maintaining …


HIV Early Intervention Prevention Program

The Early Intervention Prevention program delivers core medical services and medical case management for participants living with HIV/AIDS. The multi-disciplinary team includes primary, oral health and mental health care providers, medical case managers and nurses.


HIV Prevention

The HIV Prevention program targets homeless persons who are at risk for contracting HIV. The program provides outreach, health communications/presentations, one-on-one communications, and HIV counseling and testing at shelter sites. HIV counseling and testing services include HIV risk assessment, risk-reduction education, testing, and pre- and post-test counseling. Outreach staff distribute information on HIV, condoms, and …


Illinois Co-Occurring Center for Excellence (ICOCE)

The Illinois Co-occurring Center for Excellence (ICOCE) provides consultation, technical assistance, training, and research throughout the Midwest. The central role of ICOCE is to foster the use of evidence-based models of treatment and recovery for co-occurring substance use and other disorders. Funded in large part by the Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, ICOCE has …


International Family, Adult, and Child Enhancement Services (FACES)

International Family, Adult, and Child Enhancement Services (FACES) provides comprehensive, community-based mental health services for refugee, asylee and asylum-seeking children, adults, and families suffering from trauma or emotional disorders. Services include individual and family counseling, assistance accessing benefits and entitlements, expressive therapies, linkages to primary and dental health care, and case management. International FACES staff …


Maternal and Child Health Care (Red para Mujeres y Niños Mexicanos)

Through a partnership with the Women’s Institute of Pátzcuaro, Heartland Alliance is working to enhance the existing maternal and child health care delivery system of the Lake Pátzcuaro area in Michoacán, Mexico, by (1) increasing the number and improving the educational levels of maternal and child health nurses through the development and implementation of a …


Midwest Harm Reduction Institute (MHRI)

The Midwest Harm Reduction Institute provides training and technical assistance aimed at increasing the understanding of the harm reduction philosophy; building the skills necessary to implement harm reduction strategies; strengthening harm reduction leadership across a diversity of disciplines and communities; and developing an awareness of the attitudes that contribute to discrimination against drug users and …


Opciones Saludables

Opciones Saludables/Healthy Options (“Opciones”), a program of Heartland Human Care Services (HHCS), began implementation in August 2012. The goal of this program is to improve socio-emotional health outcomes among Latino youth and reduce ethnic and racial health disparities. In order to achieve these goals, Opciones focuses on the objectives of increasing knowledge, developing skills, and …


Oral Health Forum

The Oral Health Forum (OHF), formerly known as the Chicago Community Oral Health Forum, is a community-centered grass-roots initiative committed to improving oral health programs and services for all Chicago residents through education, assessment, policy/program development, and collaboration.  OHF promotes cooperation, communication, and concerted action among organizations dedicated to eliminating oral health inequalities.


Outpatient Mental Health and Addiction Services for People Who Are Homeless

Outpatient Mental Health and Addiction Services for People Who Are Homeless targets individuals who are living in shelters or on the street and who have a serious mental illness and, often, a co-occurring substance use disorder. We offer a continuum of services, most located in Uptown, that include outreach and engagement; Community Support teams that …


Refugee Health Programs

Heartland Health Outreach Refugee Health Programs (RHP) team of Refugee Health Promoters and Refugee Dietician provide culturally and linguistically appropriate outreach, interpretation, health education, health promotion and nutrition services to the Chicago refugee populations. The program also coordinates the Refugee Health Task Force, a coalition of refugee resettlement agencies, health centers, and other community-based refugee …


Safe Start

Heartland Safe Start, a project of Violence Recovery Services, provides early childhood clinical intervention and education to very young children and their families who have been exposed to violence or trauma. We provide case management, counseling, community education, and technical assistance on issues impacting children exposed to violence (CEV). We focus on the Chicago communities …


Tobacco Elimination

Tobacco cessation interventions “Courage to Quit” and “ask, advise and refer” are used to educate persons about the consequences of tobacco use and give them options if they chose to quit.


Violence Recovery Services

Violence Recovery Services (VRS) provides a continuum of services to children, adults, seniors and families who have been impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault or abuse, or community violence and trauma. Each year, VRS provides a range of community and home-based counseling, case management, legal advocacy, parenting support and prevention education to nearly 500 participants …


Vital Bridges Center on Chronic Care

Vital Bridges Center on Chronic Care helps people living with HIV/AIDS throughout metropolitan Chicago improve their health and build self-sufficiency by providing food, nutrition counseling and education, housing, case management and counseling services.