Get IN Chicago is pleased to announce $300,000 in planning grant awards to lead agencies for its Community Collaboration and Resident Empowerment (CCRE) initiative.  These grants will support strategy and planning for projects focused on public safety in the communities of Austin, Humboldt Park, North Lawndale, and Roseland.

Lead agencies will coordinate their local CCRE Committee and ensure an inclusive planning and implementation process reflective of a significant range of perspectives.  Working with community residents and other stakeholders, they will create an action plan, conduct convenings, and prioritize community needs.



Congratulations to the following grant recipients:

Austin: Westside Health Authority
Rooted in the Austin community of Chicago and founded in 1988, Westside Health Authority (WHA) maximizes the assets of community members to bring about positive sustainable change. Currently, WHA serves 22,000 residents annually, from five locations in Austin.

Humboldt Park: Alliance of Local Service Organizations (ALSO)
Serving Humboldt Park since 1998, ALSO’s previous programs and partnerships have included the youth employment training program “10/10/10,” Ceasefire Humboldt Park (2004-2014), and bystander training for the Green Dot® sexual violence bystander intervention curriculum.  ALSO will work in conjunction with Logan Square Ecumenical Alliance.

North Lawndale: I AM ABLE
Founded in 1992, I AM ABLE Center for Family Development is the only faith-based, community mental health counseling center on Chicago’s Westside. The Trauma Response and Intervention Movement (TR4IM) is a pilot program that ABLE launched in 2014 with more than 20 community-based partners.

Roseland: Metropolitan Family Services – Calumet
Metropolitan uses a community-centered service delivery model, concentrating resources in over 70 communities within Chicago, suburban Cook and DuPage counties. Their past partners in Roseland include Neighborhood Block Clubs, Rosemoor Association, Roseland Ceasefire, Kids off the Block, Mercy Housing Association, Neighborhood Housing Association, 5th District Ministers Alliance, Community Action Council, Greater Roseland Chamber of Commerce, and the Historic Pullman Foundation.

*Updated 5/13/16

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