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Thresholds Applauds Governor Pritzker and Lawmakers for State Budget Increasing Investment in Treatment and Housing

SPRINGFIELD – This weekend, lawmakers concluded their legislative session by passing bi-partisan legislation approving a $40 billion state budget for fiscal year 2020 (FY20), including some increases to funding levels for mental health and substance use services, supportive housing, and…
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Early Treatment Bill Heads to the Governor

Dear Advocates, WE DID IT! Last night, the Illinois House passed the Children and Young Adult Mental Health Crisis Act (HB2154), groundbreaking legislation that will transform Illinois’ early mental health treatment system. This initiative of the Healthy Minds Healthy Lives…
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IN THE YEAR TO COME

Illinois New State Leadership Means New Opportunities Governor Pritzker and the new General Assembly have taken office; and with a new leadership comes new opportunities. We are encouraged by the collaboration between the Governor and the General Assembly; and we…
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Governor Pritzker Pledges to Reform Illinois’ Tax Structure to Fund Needed Increases in State Investment in Vital Public Services

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Yesterday, Governor Pritzker delivered his first budget address since taking office, offering his vision for returning Illinois to fiscal stability and paving the way for a more prosperous future for all Illinoisans. While the state continues to…
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Recommendations for Building a Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment System for Illinois

Thresholds, Kennedy Forum Illinois, and NAMI Chicago issue joint recommendations for legislators; Governor-elect Pritzker Read the recommendations: Executive Summary (link) Full Report (link) Chicago, IL – Mental health and substance use treatment work. They just need to be accessible at…
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New Program Gives Justice-Involved Persons Living with Serious Mental Illness Free Legal Support

Justice-involved individuals living with serious mental illness now have access to civil legal assistance, thanks to a new partnership between Legal Council for Health Justice and Thresholds. Under the partnership, individuals with serious mental illness who are served by Thresholds’…
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Illinois Passes Short-Term Health Plans Law Safeguarding Consumers’ Health Coverage

SPRINGFIELD – Yesterday, Illinois healthcare advocates won a major victory in the fight to protect health coverage for those with pre-existing medical conditions. The Illinois General Assembly overrode Governor Rauner’s veto of a bill that will protect consumers by regulating…
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