While youth activism for gun control has recently captured national attention, young people in Chicago have long been engaged in efforts to demand action.  A number of organizations, including Get IN Chicago grantees Healing Hurt People-Chicago, Chicago Urban League, and Westside Health Authority, are working hard to ensure that the voices of youth affected by… Read More


Panelists and staff at Get IN Chicago's event

On February 9, 2018, Get IN Chicago hosted an in-depth briefing about the innovative Healing Hurt People program, a public health approach to breaking the cycle of violence.   Established in Philadelphia in 2008, Healing Hurt People engages violently injured individuals in Level 1 trauma centers to provide comprehensive support and mental health services.  In 2014,… Read More


Progress in addressing youth violence in Chicago, or anywhere, is extremely difficult without data and evidence about which programs work, for whom, and why. With that in mind, Get IN Chicago collaborated with the MacArthur Foundation to fund a project and research opportunity harnessing the city’s most innovative ideas in 2014. The Chicago Design Competition was… Read More


In 2016, Get IN Chicago supported an innovative mentoring and workforce development pilot program with Westside Health Authority (WHA).  Called Project AVERT (Avoiding Violence through Employment, Readiness, and Training), the program provides employment readiness and training for high-need youth populations in the Austin community: those with gang affiliations, justice system involvement, histories of violence, or who are… Read More


While research shows that more than 45% of severely wounded victims of violence will be reinjured and 75% will develop post-traumatic stress disorder, one program is turning the tide for Chicago youth.  Healing Hurt People-Chicago (HHP-C) is showing promising effects in reducing re-injury and traumatic symptoms for young gunshot and stabbing victims. Established in Philadelphia in 2008,… Read More


Restorative justice and arts programming from Alternatives, Inc. makes strides with Chicago youth Two Alternatives, Inc. programs (restorative justice and urban arts) at five high-need schools in Austin, Englewood, Roseland, and South Shore are receiving continued funding from Get IN Chicago for 2016-2017.  The restorative justice program provides an alternative to suspensions, which have recently come into… Read More


MFS-Calumet program combines therapy and case management to promising effect Get IN Chicago will continue funding T.A.K.E. Charge, a program from Metropolitan Family Services (MFS) that provides targeted case management and clinical supports to youth ages 13- 18 years living in a high-crime area of Roseland.  In an environment severely impacted by poverty, gangs, drugs, and violence,… Read More


It’s Friday!  How about some good news? Get IN Chicago is a private organization that provides counsel to funder and community-based organizations working to reduce youth violence and address the underlying, systemic issues that lead to it. We pool resources, research, and on-the-ground expertise to disrupt the cycle of violence and create new possibilities for youth… Read More


Organization awards continuous funding to Healing Hurt People-Chicago in two of the city’s busiest pediatric trauma centers CHICAGO (Aug 19) – Get IN Chicago announced today it will continue to fund for two additional years the Healing Hurt People-Chicago (HHP-C) program, a trauma-informed hospital-based violence intervention program that recognizes that individuals traumatized by violent injury… Read More


Get IN Chicago is pleased to award 11 grants for safe, structured summer programs.  Chosen with a review committee of nine donors and practitioners, these awards will support pro-social activities such as mentoring, therapy, sports, arts, and restorative justice programs for acutely high-risk youth. Including additional summer grants to Smart Chicago, BBF Family Services, and Teamwork Englewood, Get… Read More