We need to officially THANK ALL OF YOU, for making our 2014 Violence and Substance Prevention Day, a HUGH SUCCESS…  It was that and some, due to the outpouring of SUPPORT from our COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDERS.
The event was free and open to the public. It was held on Monday, October 6th at The Allison United Foundation for Better Living in Chicago. Fathers Who Care had a vendor table to give out information on their efforts to put an end to violence and substance abuse worldwide.
Special thanks are in order for the following individuals:  Our President Barack Obama for setting the tone in his Proclamation, Congressman Danny K. Davis for personally encouraging the community to continue to work to together, Governor of the State of Illinois Pat Quinn for his Proclamation, Representative Lashawn Ford, Representative Derrick Smith, Senator Kimberly Lightford, City of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County Dorothy Brown, County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, selected Cook County Board Commissioners Robert Steele, Earlean Collins, 24th Ward Alderman/Committee Jason Ervin for your Presence and On-going commitment to Support A Safe and Drug-free Community.  Needless to say, this event would be nothing without the outpouring of Support and Desire from the Community to Reduce Violence, Underage Drinking and Substance Abuse on the West-side of Chicago.
The West-side Violence and Substance Abuse Prevention Day, was just what we needed in order to give us the CHARGE to ENCOURAGE, ENLIGHTEN and continue to EMPOWER our COMMUNITIES.