Westside Health Authority believes that a vibrant community begins with strong partnerships to foster security and growth. With this in mind, we will attend the Chicago Police Department’s Neighborhood Outreach Tour when it comes to Austin on July 15. Our staff wants to make sure the voice of Austin’s youth is heard when we voice community concerns about policing and safety in our neighborhood.

If you live in a Westside community, are 24 years old or younger, and have had encounters with local police, please complete the following survey. Your input will be heard by Chicago’s Police Chief and officials from the 15th Police District that serves Austin. It is our hope that your voice will drive the changes needed to build a safer Austin. Please share this survey with your friends or family that may have stories or opinions they are comfortable sharing (anonymously).

The “listening tour” is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 15th at Mars Hill Baptist Church, 5916 W. Lake St. For more information, contact Pastor Clarence E. Stowers Jr. at (773) 287-3535.