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In wake of Crisis Line closing, United Way of Grundy still wants to help

Organization looking at ways to fill gaps

The Crisis Line of Will and Grundy Counties will be closing on Nov. 30, due to financial hardship, declining revenues, and lack of resources; which resulted in many logistical challenges for the non-profit agency.

“We were very sad to make this decision,” said Michele Batara, Crisis Line Executive Director. “Unfortunately, we cannot continue to operate with the resources we have available now,” she said.

“For many years, the Crisis Line of Will and Grundy Counties has helped individuals and families in Grundy County find resources, information, referrals, and wellness calls as a United Way of Grundy County funded Community Partner Agency,” said Karen Nall, United Way of Grundy County Executive Director. “Their staff and volunteers were dedicated in providing vital help for those in need and we are truly saddened by the news of their closing.”

United Way serves as a conduit; connecting people in need with their funded programs and services available in our communities. Those seeking resources in the Grundy County community may contact the United Way of Grundy County by calling (815) 942-4430 or emailing Info@UWGrundy.org

Information and resources available in Grundy County can also be found by visiting www.815941help.com

Anyone seeking 24/7 emotional and mental health support, and/or suicide prevention and intervention, should call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK).

United Way of Grundy County will be looking at ways to create community partnerships to help fill any possible gaps that this closure may cause for Grundy County residents.

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