U of C Medicine To Get Millions To Support Child Trauma Victims

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U of C Medicine To Get Millions To Support Child Trauma Victims

A new $9.1 million gift to the University of Chicago Medicine will help children who suffer from trauma. The new Block Hessenfeld Casdin Collaborative for Family Resilience is designed to heal beyond the physical wounds. The collaborative is with Comer Children’s Hospital on the city’s South Side, and seeks to go beyond physical care by providing free wraparound services to children and their families. That could include help finding housing, childcare, mental health services, assistance with returning to school, and other community-based social support.