Westside Health Authority

Stands with our Community

for Justice and Equity

Black Lives Matter


Westside Health Authority (WHA) is a non-profit organization that has served the Austin neighborhood and the greater west side of Chicago since 1988.

Born directly from west side area residents desire to empower themselves and create a safer, more vibrant community, which connects residents to economic, cultural and social service opportunities.

Today WHA serves an estimated 22,000 residents annually through direct and indirect services at 6 locations throughout the west side of Chicago. The WHA’s innovative initiatives serve as a catalyst for bringing neighbors together, and connecting the neighborhood to jobs, economic redevelopment, community activism and other vital social service resources it richly deserves.