Supportive Release Center

The Supportive Release Center (SRC) offers transitional resources for men leaving the Cook County Jail who have substance use disorders, mental illness, and/or physical health disorders and who do not have an immediate place to go.

In collaboration with the Cook County Sheriff's Office and Heartland Health Outreach, TASC received a University of Chicago Urban Labs Health Innovation Challenge grant to create the SRC, which is a resource for voluntary participants who face vulnerabilities following their release from jail.

The SRC connects participants to healthcare and other services that will help provide stability in the community, improve their health, and lessen their likelihood of returning to jail. As part of this initiative, the Urban Labs is evaluating the SRC to ensure its efficacy and lay the groundwork to replicate this important work in the future.

 

Eligibility

Men who are potential SRC participants are screened as they are released from the Cook County Jail. Participation in the SRC is voluntary.

 

TASC’s Role

TASC owns and operates the SRC, and co-developed it with the UChicago Health Lab, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, and Heartland Health Outreach. TASC staff administer a screening survey at the jail, and transport eligible and interested participants from the jail to the nearby SRC. At the SRC facility, TASC staff conduct full needs assessments and facilitate linkages to services in the community, including substance use treatment, mental health services, supportive housing, job training programs, and legal aid resources.

 

Primary Funder(s)

University of Chicago Health Lab

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

The Chicago Community Trust

Crown Family Philanthropies

Margot & Thomas Pritzker Family Foundation

Michael Reese Health Trust

Reynolds Family Foundation

The Siragusa Family Foundation

SixDegrees.org

plus anonymous and individual donors

 

Contact

Robin Moore

 

Continuity of Care

Counties Served

  • Cook