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Beyond Mental Health Awareness: Transforming Mental Health Advocacy into Action

May 8, 2024

As “Mental Health Awareness Month” unfolds once again, the familiar buzzwords echo through social media feeds and public service announcements. But amidst the sea of hashtags and well-intentioned campaigns, a…

Making a Positive Impact!

May 8, 2024

Resilient. Strong. Dependable. Compassionate. These are just a few of the qualities embodied by Allendale’s dedicated staff. Did you know that nearly 50% of our team members have been with…

Supporting Youth Experiencing Homelessness

November 20, 2023

In a brand-new partnership with the IL Department of Human Services and the Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Children and Family’s Basic Center Program, Allendale marked the one-year…

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GivingTuesday – Triple Your Impact!

November 20, 2023

As we approach the season of gratitude and reflection, surrounded by family and friends, we’re reminded of the incredible support we’ve received for over 125 years. Allendale is fortunate to…

Allendale Teams “Dare to Lead”

August 22, 2023

Allendale is dedicated to cultivating, preparing and developing a diverse and engaged workforce committed to excellence and innovation. In fact, it’s been a part of who we are and our…

Pathways to a Hope-filled Future

August 22, 2023

At Allendale, we strive to provide youth and families with the tools they need to build a foundation for growth, hope and healing – setting them upon a path of…

Building a Committed, Connected Community

June 19, 2023

Volunteers are an essential component to supporting the work of any nonprofit agency. Allendale is so fortunate and grateful to have some of the most engaged, compassionate, and generous volunteers…

Mental Health is Health

June 19, 2023

Mental Health Awareness Month may have come to a close, but we continue to be reminded that our emotional, psychological, and social health are all components of our overall well-being;…

More Than a School Project: Empowering Students to Get Involved

April 18, 2023

Last semester, Ms. Sue’s class started a career research project. One student, Kyle, chose to research his passion rather than a specific career – stopping climate change. As a part of the…

Community Support Services Program’s First Anniversary: Connecting Families & Community

April 14, 2023

One Year In and Going Strong! Allendale celebrated the one-year anniversary of our Community Support Services Program (CSSP), which launched in January 2022 in order to better respond to families…

In Memory of Board Member, Jodie Nedeau

January 20, 2023

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Allendale Board Member, Jodie L. Nedeau. Jodie was a member of the Allendale Shelter Club for many years serving…

Help! It’s the Holidays!

December 27, 2022

Dr. Sandra Clavelli, Allendale’s Senior Director of Clinical and Outpatient Services, shares some ideas and suggestions for coping with holiday stress. “Often during the holidays, we tend to focus on…