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FY22 Letter to Our Supporters

I’m so proud of the work that we have been doing over the last year. We provided services to 4,493 clients in our mental health and substance programs which is an increase of 12% from the previous year. Every year we serve an additional 4,000 to 5,000 people in our prevention programs. It's heartbreaking to see so many in need but it’s reassuring and wonderful that Ecker can be there to help.


Our request for services reached an all-time high this year with an average of over 500 requests per month. We realize that in order to meet the ever-changing needs of our community, we need to continue to grow. We are doing this by adding multiple programs and services each year. We added two new programs and services in the last year, along with three new programs last year. We were also able to secure funding to provide services to the underfunded, unfunded, and undocumented population in our community.


It's important that everyone understands the impact that Ecker has on the community. Who we are, what we do, why we do it, and what would happen if we weren’t here. We help to keep the community safe & healthy, we give people a place to belong when much of society doesn’t accept them, we help youth make good decisions which keeps them out of trouble, we provide homeless services to the people living in Elgin, we help people find a job, we keep families together, we keep our clients happy and satisfied, not only do we help the person in need- we also help their entire family. We do this because we are committed to our mission. If we didn’t do this so many people would be in need.

All of us at the Ecker center are so thankful, and we have so much to celebrate. With your support, we will continue to accomplish our goals and mission to optimize the health and well-being of everyone living in our community.

Daphne Sandouka, Ed.D., LCPC


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