RiseKit Partners with Chicago Nonprofit to Offer Much-Needed Services to Users During Critical Time in Nation
CHICAGO—Today, technology company RiseKit announced that it is now offering mental health services to its Chicago users. With depression at an all-time high due to the coronavirus pandemic and job seekers’ morale at an all-time low, these services will now be available during a critical time in the U.S.
Partnering with NAMI Chicago, RiseKit will provide access to these resources to address this often overlooked barrier to employment.
"The importance of accessible mental health care cannot be understated. For those facing barriers - mental wellness is even more important. NAMI Chicago provides mental health support that can help RiseKit candidates holistically. Managing and understanding our mental health, obtaining job training, and securing employment are important steps to improving our overall life position. We are thrilled to partner with NAMI Chicago to help candidates RISE," said Melissa Lovitt, RiseKit’s Career Navigator.
“Access to quality mental health care, safe and stable housing, and other community supports are critical foundations of people’s ability to be well and maintain their wellness every day,” said Alexa James, CEO of NAMI Chicago. “NAMI Chicago looks forward to partnering with RiseKit to help people navigate the barriers they face in seeking or retaining employment and providing connection and support for their mental wellness.”
Chicago users will have access to the NAMI Chicago Helpline, which provides assessments and referrals to a clinician, group classes, or connections to other resources. NAMI Chicago also provides staff training for companies and organizations interested in crisis intervention and youth mental health.
The services will be available for a minimal fee to Chicagoans depending on income and insurance status.
RiseKit is a venture-backed, Chicago-based SaaS company reimagining workforce development through technology. Through its community platform, RiseKit is powering economic mobility programs and ecosystems to increase impact in communities across the country. To learn more, visit RiseKit at www.risekit.co.
About NAMI Chicago
NAMI Chicago is one of the largest, most active affiliates of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Guided by the experiences of those living with mental health conditions and rooted in equity, NAMI Chicago educates to fight stigma and discrimination, fiercely advocates for our community, and shares hope, connection, and expertise with people on their mental health journey. To learn more, visit www.namichicago.org.