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Irving Park YMCA
HousingThe YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago has offered housing to low-income adults in the Chicagoland area since 1931, and is one of the largest supportive-housing providers in the Midwest today!Learn More
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Youth Safety & Violence PreventionThe Y’s Youth Safety & Violence Prevention program (YSVP) is a comprehensive, trauma-informed approach to violence prevention that looks at past exposure to trauma as a main driver of future dangerous behaviors.Learn More
Teens talking together
Youth & Teen Leadership ProgramThe Y offers multiple leadership and mentoring programs in safe, welcoming environments throughout the region — focusing on enhancing skills, building confidence, and improving academic performance.Learn More
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Chicago Connected: Bilingual Computer LabsThe YMCA of Metro Chicago is helping bridge the digital divide and offers bilingual in-person computer support at our Tech Hubs, which come at no cost to city residents.Learn More
The YMCA of Metro Chicago partners with the Illinois Department of Public Health to educate, promote vaccine confidence, and increase access to COVID-19 vaccines in marginalized communities.
Sankofa Wellness Village in Garfield Park
Residents, faith-based and health care institutions, nonprofits – including the YMCA of Metro Chicago! – and other stakeholders in Garfield Park are working to revitalize the neighborhood’s commercial quarter and break the cycle of disinvestment through a new initiative called the Sankofa Wellness Village.
The Sankofa Wellness Village will create opportunities for West Garfield Park residents of all ages to have access to health and recreation services, business development, healthy food and the arts. The village, which is set to break ground in 2023, will serve the more than 17,000 residents of West Garfield Park and the surrounding communities.
Addressing a variety of needs, the Sankofa Wellness Center will bring an exercise facility and comprehensive health care for all ages, as well as a YMCA-run drop-in childcare services, a community-owned credit union and financial education classes.