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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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05.05.21

Addressing the mental health needs of our youngest neighbors

May 7, National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, is a day we recognize Frank and our partners at FSA. His story is one of countless others that illustrate the mental health support needs facing our children, and what is possible when we invest in childhood development.

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03.19.21

South Chicago Network Trains Neighbors On Crisis Response

Luz Sanchez, a community connector in South Chicago, used to feel uncomfortable talking about mental health. Because of stigmas, these conversations can feel overwhelming or...

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01.19.21

Neighbors Call for Mental Health Treatment, Not Further Trauma

In Chicago, residents on the Southwest Side have less than one (0.2) full-time therapist per thousand residents, despite reporting mental health as a top health concern for their families. In...

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04.05.20

Help In Bronzeville Is Just A Call Away

When he was in middle school, Teena Hendrick’s son began acting out. Neeco, just 12, would curse at his teachers and refused to do his homework.  Teena didn’t think much of it at first, passing...

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03.31.20

A Community of Compassion for Mental Health

Years ago, Estela Diaz, of Brighton Park, sought therapy as she navigated a family crisis and chronic depression and anxiety.  As a mother of five, she faces daily responsibilities — taking her...

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