Rep. Lindsey LaPointe
Full-time legislator; B.A., Grinnell College; MSW, University of Illinois at Chicago, Jane Addams College of Social Work; former project manager of justice reform at Business and Professional People for the Public Interest (BPI); former program manager of Adult Redeploy Illinois at the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority; social work background; resident of Chicago’s Portage Park neighborhood.
CHICAGO – The House Mental Health & Addiction Committee will reconvene with the Senate Behavioral & Mental Health Committee to continue discussing the ongoing issue of the behavioral health workforce shortage across the state.
CHICAGO – The House Mental Health & Addiction Committee will meet jointly with the Senate Behavioral Mental Health Committee to discuss the ongoing issue of the behavioral health workforce shortage across the state.
CHICAGO – State Rep. Lindsey LaPointe, D-Chicago, will welcome 988 call takers and behavioral health experts to explain the new 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline and its impact at an in-person and virtual event scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 20 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Friendship Community Place, located at 5150 Northwest Highway in Chicago.
CHICAGO – The office of state Rep. Lindsey LaPointe, D-Chicago, will join Northwest Side organizations Tuesday to remember those lost prematurely due to homelessness and to encourage further action to prevent tragedies.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – As part of efforts aiming to preserve and protect wetlands, state Rep. Lindsey LaPointe, D-Chicago, is spearheading a House Resolution and highlighting Fluddles – a new film that takes a close look at the beauty, habitat diversity and environmental importance of Illinois’ agricultural wetlands.
CHICAGO – As part of continued efforts to end homelessness on Chicago’s Far Northwest Side, state Rep. Lindsey LaPointe, D-Chicago, is highlighting recently directed state funding that will support new outreach case manager and housing locator positions through Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI) out of its Portage Cragin Counseling Center.
CHICAGO – A pair of bills spearheaded by state Rep. Lindsey LaPointe, D-Chicago, to connect more residents with mental health support and transform the state’s approach to children’s behavioral health are now law.
LaPointe Invites Residents to Participate in Town Hall, Highlights Work this Session to Uplift Families
CHICAGO – With the conclusion of the legislative session in Springfield, State Rep. Lindsey LaPointe, D-Chicago, is highlighting new policies to build up mental health support for kids and adults, invest in classrooms from early childhood through higher education, and enhance public safety.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – With pandemic-era executive orders expiring, state Rep. Lindsey LaPointe, D-Chicago, is teaming up with the Supportive Housing Providers Association (SHPA) to pass legislation that will enshrine the state’s Interagency Task Force on Homelessness and Community Advisory Council on Homelessness, as well as create an Office to Prevent and End Homelessness.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The chairs of House and Senate mental health panels, Rep. Lindsey LaPointe, (D-Chicago), and state Sen. Laura Fine, (D-Glenview), issued the following statement Friday regarding unacceptable cases of abuse and exploitation at the Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center in Anna, IL.: