September Donor Spotlight – Peoples Gas

Donor Spotlight – Peoples Gas

Thresholds is proud to feature Peoples Gas for September’s Donor Spotlight.

Peoples Gas LogoFormed in 1850, Peoples Gas was the first utility in the city of Chicago, lighting the city streets with gas lamps. After more than 165 years, they serve more than 800,000 customers within 234 square miles in Chicago, employing approximately 2,000 people in the state of Illinois.

In addition to its proud corporate history, Peoples Gas is committed to investing in the communities it serves.  As a supporter of Thresholds for the past 40 years, Peoples Gas has given the organization more than $100,000, most recently supporting our Veterans Project.  Since launching in December 2010, the Veterans Project has emerged as the gold standard for community-based veteran programs.  Our team of mental health professionals – many of whom are veterans – provide a full suite of services including housing linkage, career advancement services, individual and group therapies, and substance abuse counseling.  This holistic approach gives veterans the supports needed for a successful, hopeful recovery.

We are extremely grateful to Peoples Gas for helping make our work possible and for helping our members reach their full potential.  Their consistent generosity has undoubtedly impacted the lives of thousands of individuals struggling with mental illness.

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