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05.25.21

Evanston Cradle to Career Plants Seeds of Solidarity between Black and Latinx Residents

Abigail Aziza Stone, mother of two, has lived in the Evanston community for nine years now. During her teen years, Abigail brought together Black and Latinx youth at a local youth center. Walking...

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05.03.21

Austin Coming Together Brings COVID Vaccinations to the Community

Austin is one of Chicago's largest communities, yet residents have limited access to the COVID-19 vaccine. Austin’s lead Neighborhood Network, Austin Coming Together (ACT) has been able to respond to this imminent need through the city’s Protect Chicago Plus program that prioritizes vaccinating communities hit the hardest by the pandemic.

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03.19.21

The Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund: Lessons in Collaboration Amid Crises

By Kimberlee Guenther, Ph.D., Chief Impact Officer for United Way of Metro Chicago and Anna Lee, Director of Community Impact for The Chicago Community Trust This week marks the one-year anniversary...

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04.21.21

Financial Counseling Empowers Domestic Violence Survivors

As couples and families have quarantined at home, reports of domestic violence in Chicago have surged during the COVID-19 pandemic. Survivors are also facing income and job loss, making it even more...

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04.29.20

When Staying Home Doesn’t Mean Staying Safe

When we think of basic necessities, we often consider food, water, shelter and clothing.  Add a phone to that list. In situations where a phone is the only connection to a support system, it is...

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05.31.19

Abuse Survivors See Path Forward with Latinos Progresando

When someone experiences violence or abuse, it can be incredibly difficult to ask for help — whether it’s from a family member, law enforcement or a social service provider. For a person who...

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04.11.19

Apna Ghar Advocates for Sexual Assault Survivors

In honor of April’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we recognize the strength and resilience of survivors of sexual assault and celebrate our compassionate community partners who work to end violence and encourage healing in our city.

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02.12.19

A Haven for Domestic Violence Survivors

The scope of domestic violence is vast and often hidden behind closed doors, leaving victims feeling trapped with nowhere to turn.  But for Megan*, enough was enough.

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10.31.18

At Annual March, Little Village Residents Call for Peace

Hosted by the Marshall Square Resource Network (MSRN), participants of the 5th Annual Peace March sought to commemorate the lives of individuals who’ve been killed in acts of violence and unite neighbors on a peaceful front. The march is an extension of the Little Village Neighborhood Network’s goal to reduce violence in the neighborhood, which frequently experiences both domestic and community violence.

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10.12.17

Call to End Violence Heard Loud In Little Village

Despite a rainy Friday, a line of demonstrators snaked its way along California Avenue in Little Village, chanting “no more violence” and “no mas violencia.” Joining the 4th Annual Peace March, residents and friends of Marshall Square, a community on the east side of Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood, assembled to march against domestic violence.

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