Category: Advocacy

Protect The Inalienable Right To Vote – And Our Democracy

Scores of Americans of all races and nationalities have relentlessly fought for years – and even died – to protect our right to vote. As a unified collective of nonprofit organizations, partners and affiliates nationwide, we firmly believe that every American’s vote is their voice. Any attempts to undermine voters’ access to the ballot box […]

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Statement on Breonna Taylor Decision

We all have been closely following the case of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman who was killed in her own home by Louisville police officers. Today, we heard the news that one former police officer has been charged with three counts of wanton endangerment, and the additional police officers were not charged. This denial of […]

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Mark Ishaug: Reimagining Public Safety and Mental Health Crises

In a recent column in the Chicago Tribune, Clarence Page wrote about the tragic death of Daniel Prude and questions whether society asks too much of police. He is right to ask this question. At Thresholds, one of Illinois’ largest mental health and substance use treatment providers, we understand that tragedy can unfold when society […]

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Unequal: Black Access to Mental Health & Substance Use Services

“As a Black woman growing up in the projects of Chicago, life always felt like an uphill battle because of the barriers of systemic racism, police misconduct and violence in my community. While I was able to seize every opportunity for a better life, we must change the systems that have embedded inequality for Black […]

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Thresholds Statement on Racial Injustice

  In our work at Thresholds, every day, we are deeply committed to listening – to hearing our clients as they express anger, sadness, injustice, deep oppression and pain and alienation and fear. We know this is a critical component of beginning the process of recovery. We are listening and hearing the deep pain of […]

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