HEALING ILLINOIS: Building a bridge to a racially equitable Illinois

News and Updates

Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Greater Chicago is using a $300,000 Healing Illinois grant to host 100 racial healing circles throughout Cook County. The Healing Illinois grant also supports the group's training of 60 racial healing practitioners from communities outside of Cook County, which already has 300 racial healing practitioners. Trainings are scheduled for Dec. 4 and Dec. 5.

"People discover things that they never thought they were going to share publicly," said José Rico, director of TRHT, Greater Chicago. See the full story on the Healing Illinois Stories page.

Healing Illinois is a racial healing initiative of the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS), in partnership with The Chicago Community Trust, designed to distribute $4.5 million grants to organizations across the state to begin, or continue, the work of racial healing.

The major goals of this project are to:

  1. Build and advance knowledge and understanding of racial healing and racial equity in communities across the state
  2. Increase trust and relationship building, among the residents of Illinois
  3. Provide opportunities for communities and individuals to begin to heal from the harms caused by racism
  4. Build the foundation for long-term racial healing and anti-racism in Illinois

Contact Information

Healing Illinois email: healingil@cct.org

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