Serenity House Counseling Services, Inc.

$505,000

Serenity House provides holistic substance abuse services recovery programs that focus on integrating men and women back into their surroundings as self-sufficient, productive members of their communities while improving the quality of life for their families.


Aurora Adolescent Opioid and Drug Addiction Outreach Task Force / $500,000 payable over two years

The Aurora Adolescent Opioid Outreach Program and Task Force is a highly structured public outreach and coalition of Aurora community and educational leaders targeting the adolescent drug and opioid crisis. The foundation of its effective and sustaining curriculum includes 16 prevention principles derived from effective drug abuse prevention research.

The Dunham Fund is proud to provide a $500,000 grant that will greatly strengthen efforts to reduce opioid/drug abuse among local youth, increase school, family and community program involvement, increase child engagement in substance abuse avoidance and increase opioid/drug abuse awareness through social media outlets.


Gala Event / $5,000

Over the past year, Serenity House has provided comprehensive outpatient and residential treatment services to more than 420 men and women battling various forms of addiction. Serenity House not only assists those in the recovery process but continues to provide support to its graduates to remain addiction free. A primary focus of recovery is re-establishing residents as productive members of the work force while they work through the process.

The Dunham Fund grant supports Serenity House’s 32nd anniversary gala event, which will serve to raise funds and help meet the shortfalls that have occurred due to the many financial challenges the state of Illinois has experienced.