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Safe Summer Peace March 2015: Preparations

Last week, Westside Health Authority joined the 15th District Police Department for a demonstration of our community’s desire for a peaceful summer. The event was organized in part with the help of students at Austin High School who participate in the Get In Chicago/WHA mentor program. We visited Austin High last week to get a … Continue reading Safe Summer Peace March 2015: Preparations


WHA Success Stories: Youth Program Alumni

There is no shortage of good news at Westside Health Authority.  Today’s success story comes from our Youth Department, where a group of participants in our Youth Working for Success (YWFS) program started a community of their own, aimed at lifting each other up. Myrick (pictured above, on far right) had been in and out … Continue reading WHA Success Stories: Youth Program Alumni


Springfield Lobby Day against Proposed Budget Cuts

Illinois Governor Rauner wants to cut millions of much-needed funding from high-performing programs that serve the state’s vulnerable communities. Westside Health Authority joined other organizations in the Chicago Equal Voice Network to urge our state representatives to make common-sense decisions to generate revenue instead of giving into the governor’s demands. Illinois residents are encouraged to … Continue reading Springfield Lobby Day against Proposed Budget Cuts


Chicago Youth and Police Organize Anti-Violence March in Austin

It is no secret that crime increases in the summer months, and Chicago is certainly no exception to the rule. However, many youth in the city’s Westside communities have had enough of the violence, fear and grief that looms over their summer memories. This year, in partnership with the local police department, youth involved in the … Continue reading Chicago Youth and Police Organize Anti-Violence March in Austin