PWP Health's new clinic at 2930 W. Grand Ave. Credit: Provided

HUMBOLDT PARK — A mental health clinic offering therapy, case management and crisis intervention services has joined Humboldt Park’s Grand Avenue.

PWP Health, a minority-woman-owned clinic headquartered in Virginia, is celebrating its grand opening noon-2 p.m. April 19 at 2930 W. Grand Ave.

The organization opened a clinic on Clybourn Avenue in 2021, but it outgrew the space in just a year, Program Director Kaaron L. Whiteside said. Its new home on Grand Avenue takes up 3,320 square feet of space in a building that also houses condos, Whiteside said.

The Grand Avenue clinic offers a range of mental health services for individuals, families and children provided by licensed therapists, case managers and case workers, according to a PWP Health news release.

PWP prides itself on meeting people “face-to-face where they are,” whether that’s at home, in a shelter or via telehealth appointments, according to the group.

“One in five Americans is affected by mental health conditions. The stigma that individuals with a diagnosis face is negative and challenging. It creates an environment of shame, fear, and silence that prevents many people from seeking help and treatment,” Whiteside said in the release.

PWP started as Proving What’s Possible, a mental health organization out of Mental Health Skill Building in Altavista, Virginia, founded by Yolanda Stone and Jenn Tardy.

Stone and Tardy partnered with Shawna Jackson in 2020 and expanded the organization to Chicago.

Whiteside said the trio chose the Grand Avenue location because of its large size and because it’s situated in a diverse community.

PWP accepts Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield Community, Aetna, Molina, County Care and Meridian.

The Grand Avenue clinic is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. To learn more, visit PWP’s website or call 872-817-9858.  

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