- Mar 17
March 17, 2022 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [CHICAGO, ILL.] This week, President Biden signed legislation earmarking $1.33M in funding for critical facility improvements to Gateway Foundation’s Kedzie Recovery Home (1706 N. Kedzie, Chicago). Gateway Foundation has been running treatment and recovery programs at this location for 50-years. This 76-bed recovery home serves those who are working towards permanent housing, employment and enhanced quality of life following residential treatment.
“On behalf of the entire Gateway Foundation family, we want to thank Senator Tammy Duckworth for her efforts in advocating for this much-needed funding. This grant will enable us to make this program fully accessible to people with physical disabilities and other mobility impairments who remain an underserved group,” says Dr. Teresa Garate, Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships & Engagement at Gateway Foundation. “This transformational funding will allow us to enhance one of our oldest and most successful programs in our 53-year history having served thousands of people on their path towards long-term recovery,” adds Garate.
Kedzie Recovery Home has been a staple in the community and is a critical component to supporting anyone needing extended sober living services as they move from active treatment to long-term recovery.
The facility improvements will include the addition of an elevator and structural changes needed to achieve this as well as the creation of a state-of-the art food service and kitchen common area for all residents of the Gateway Kedzie Recovery Home.
“I’m pleased I was able to secure funding for important projects that will help clean up our water, improve our state’s infrastructure, expand healthcare access, create jobs and tackle environmental injustice issues facing communities across Illinois,” said Senator Tammy Duckworth. “With the additional resources I was able to secure in the recent omnibus law, we’re helping ensure better accessibility for people with disabilities.”
The timing of this addiction treatment facility improvement funding is notable. “Never before have we seen the number of people reaching out for addiction treatment help. The pandemic made many people’s addiction more intense and unmanageable,” says Garate. “We at Gateway Foundation know we have more work to do. We plan to raise additional funds to further improve Kedzie House so that those in recovery can move forward with enhanced programming.”
ABOUT GATEWAY FOUNDATION: Today, 1 in 9 U.S. adults faces an addiction. Gateway Foundation is the country’s largest nonprofit treatment provider for adults specializing in substance use disorder treatment with co-occurring mental health disorders. For over 50 years, Gateway’s professional clinicians have helped over one million families recover from substance use disorders by developing personalized plans treating the underlying causes of their addiction.