At Metropolitan, we value growth, especially intentional growth. 2018 has been a year of new and extended opportunities.
That began with several new leaders who have joined our ranks and are making waves for families across Chicagoland and DuPage County, forging new and extending existing partnerships with nonprofits, businesses and government entities, all with the goal of increasing opportunities for families.
Our Legal Aid Society is building on its pioneering legacy by renaming and reshaping its focus areas to better serve clients. Changes include extending services to DuPage County and partnering with the State’s Attorney’s Office to launch the Safe Families program. The Safe Families program bridges a critical gap between criminal and civil courts, working to obtain more comprehensive orders of protection for victims of domestic violence who share children with their abuser. Empowering families includes empowering their health. We now provide behavioral health services at all of our Centers, building on expertise cultivated at our Southwest, Southeast Chicago and DuPage Centers. We also are among the owners and providers of the Behavioral Health Consortium of Illinois (BHC), an innovative collaborative increasing access to mental health and substance abuse services for Medicaid, Medicare and commercial insurance recipients.
Empowering families includes empowering their health.