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Through your support, we can alleviate the impact of societal symptoms including suicide, homelessness, unemployment and substance abuse by addressing their common cause: debilitating mental illness. Please support Independence Center’s 2018 Annual Appeal. Your contribution will help us beat the clock and raise $20,000 by December 31. 

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DID YOU KNOW?

Suicide in the US is at its highest rate in 28 years: five deaths and 125 attempts every hour.

90% of those who die by suicide have an underlying mental illness


The unemployment rate is at 4%, but 

         83% of Illinois adults receiving mental health treatment are unemployed


Approximately 21.5 million American adults annually struggle with substance addiction.

About 49% of substance addicts have co-occurring mental health and addiction disorders.


Over 10,000 people in Illinois alone are homeless on any given night

26% of homeless adults live with severe mental illness. 


  

There’s still time for you to make a difference in so many serious issues in your community by helping us address their root cause: mental illness. Donate to our Annual Appeal today and help us reach our goal of $20,000 by Dec. 31! 

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Sunday Dec. 9 & Tues.-Thurs. Dec. 18-20

Charity Gift Wrapping at Gurnee Mills

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Sunday Dec. 9 & Tues.-Thurs. Dec. 18-20

Charity Gift Wrapping at Gurnee Mills

Independence Center is pleased to have the opportunity to gift wrap for shoppers this holiday season at Gurnee Mills. Have your gifts wrapped for a suggested donation before you even leave the mall and help us purchase warm winter gear for our Members. PLUS, purchase greeting cards for the season and learn more about how we impact your community. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - sign up here!

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