Volume XIII, Issue XVIII - January 2020


Danielle L. Kirby, Director

Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery


The Illinois Department of Human Services/Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (IDHS/SUPR) is expanding its Oxford House Independent Living Initiative for clients with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) through a grant to Way Back Inn in Maywood, IL. This grant was made possible by funding from the State Opioid Response (SOR) grant and was made available through a competitive bidding process (NOFO# 20-444-26-2103-1).

Way Back Inn will use this funding to develop five (5) new Oxford Houses for persons with OUD who are involved in medication assisted treatment or recovery. Way Back Inn will also provide recovery support services and project management support for residents of the new Oxford Houses.

For further information regarding the state's SOR grants, you may contact Kathleen Monahan, SOR Project Director, at Kathleen.Monahan@illinois.gov, or visit our website at: https://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=105980 

In addition, IDHS/SUPR is pleased to announce two new Gambling Disorder Services award recipients.

We congratulate these agencies on being new award recipients and welcome them to the group of service organizations that will assist IDHS/SUPR in expanding outreach and treatment services for people who suffer from gambling disorders. This expands available services in the Central Region of the state and City of Chicago.

  • Alpha Omega Counseling Services, Champaign, Danville, and Rantoul
  • Family Guidance Centers, Inc., Chicago

Interested in Providing Gambling Services in Illinois?

This NOFO remains open on a rolling deadline and services are needed throughout the state. It provides the opportunity for licensed SUD treatment providers to apply for additional funding to deliver gambling disorder treatment services. The NOFO also provides a chance for other non-licensed, community-based organizations to apply for funding to provide aggressive outreach to populations and areas of the state that are most impacted by the expansion of gambling in Illinois.

Please encourage organizations in your network to apply, focusing specifically on hard to reach populations.

Get prequalified and apply for the opportunity at: https://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=114615

For further information, you may contact Kellie Gage, Program Coordinator, at Kellie.Gage@illinois.gov or Gajef McNeill, Contract Manager, at Gajef.McNeill@illinois.gov