JMFF supports programs for the prevention, treatment and education of youth and young adults on the nature and dangers of substance use. With a particular emphasis on the rising opioid epidemic that now claims more than 70,000 lives per year, JMFF understands that the most effective treatment protocol for the disease of substance use requires a comprehensive approach including mental and physical health services for patient and family.
In 2017, the Jordan Michael Filler Foundation responded to the lack of adolescent-specific substance use and opioid treatment options in Chicago and Midwest in general, by donating one million dollars to the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago to help create and launch a new outpatient Adolescent Substance Use Prevention Program. Led by Dr. Maria Rahmandar, an adolescent medicine physician specialized in substance use treatment and prevention, and staffed by an acclaimed team of multidisciplinary experts from Psychiatry, Psychology, Social Work, and nursing, with ties to Emergency Medicine, Hospital-based medicine and beyond, the facility is the region’s first such program to be embedded within an outpatient medical setting.
Opened in February, 2019, the new Lurie facility provides a full spectrum of services including medication-assisted treatment, therapies for substance use, patient and family education and support, therapeutic offerings including yoga, meditation and art, school and community outreach, and research…all which providing patients with a full range of medical and mental health services.
As the Lurie facility continues to grow, JMFF will continue to fund its dedicated Care Fund, ensuring that no one is turned away from treatment for inability to pay, and will expand our financial and personal support of ongoing research and outreach.
Your support plays a vital role in allowing Lurie to reach all in need. We thank you for your continued generous donations.
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The Jordan Michael Filler Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 organization in Highland Park, IL. All donations are tax deductible.
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