What happens to young men and women who suffer violent injuries after they leave the hospital?  Studies predict that within five years of injury, 45% percent of patients with penetrating traumas are reinjured.  20% are dead. Since April 2015, the Healing Hurt People (HHP) program of Hektoen Institute for Medical Research at Cook County Hospital has… Read More

As of October 2015, Get IN Chicago will be supporting 37 different grants focused on violence reduction.  But over the past year, we wrapped up two rounds of grants – our cohort 1 school year programs and summer programs.  These programs reached more than 2,000 youth with mentoring, restorative justice, therapy, and workforce development training.… Read More

This August, Get IN Chicago announced $2.8 million worth of funding for new partnerships, technical assistance, and special projects such as Youth Shout Out.  Earlier in the month, our Violence Response Initiative announcement put our total award amount for 2015 to nearly 8 million.  Altogether, these funds will impact more than 4,000 youth in Austin, Englewood, Humboldt Park, North Lawndale,… Read More

CHICAGO (Aug. 13) – Get IN Chicago, a public-private partnership, is providing $230,000 to community initiatives in five neighborhoods hardest hit by gun violence. Grant recipients – University Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and Cure Violence, UCAN and CeaseFire, and Youth Guidance – are using GIC funds to implement trauma response programs in Austin, Englewood, North… Read More

Get IN Chicago accepts Letters of Interest (LOIs) on a rolling basis for new programs. Our upcoming August 15 deadline is for programs that wish to start service in January, February, and March of 2016.  Full information about funding criteria and questions that must be answered in the LOI can be found on our website:… Read More

How can we collaborate better, evaluate better, and layer our systems of support to make sure that the right kids receive the right therapy services in schools?  At the recent Get IN Chicago summit, Colleen Cicchetti of Lurie Children’s Hospital posed that question to a standing room only crowd of therapists, teachers, principals, non-profit administrators, researchers, and community… Read More