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Project SUN in Kankakee County

Project Strong and Unified Network (Project SUN) is a family-driven, youth-guided and community-based system of care in Kankakee County. Project SUN provides resources, training and community education about children’s behavioral health and other child and family wellness topics. Its services include:

  • Helping families navigate their children’s mental, emotional and behavioral health systems of care through trained staff and volunteer Community Navigators
  • Supporting families on their journey by training peer parent mentors and companions and offering appreciation events for caregivers
  • Assisting parents and youth to gain the skills necessary to actively participate in their care planning and delivery
  • Offering professional development training for mental, emotional and behavioral health service providers
  • Providing community education with a focus on children and their families