Grants to Help Students Prepare for Behavioral Health Career

Grants to Help Students Prepare for Behavioral Health Career

(IOCI RADIO) – The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) is awarding $4 million in grants to help students prepare for a career in behavioral health.

The innovative program aims to train those who battle their own mental health or addiction issues to work as certified recovery support specialists, according to IDHS spokesperson Marisa Kollias.

The programs seeks for graduates to offer hope and related experience to others who are struggling. School participating include the College of DuPage, Heartland Community College, The Illinois Institute of Technology and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

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