Hello Friends, Committee Members and Community Stakeholders,

Per our previous meetings and discussions, we are in some troubling times in our community, there are issues and concerns that need to be immediately addressed by those who desire to be heard.  Join us on Monday, January 11, 2016 at 6:00PM to discuss the issues of the day, i.e., the State of the City of Chicago, 7th Congressional District, 4th, 5th, 10th Legislative Districts, 11th, 15th Chicago Police Districts, 1st and 2nd Cook County District, along with the pressing need to address the stigma of mental health, Affordable Care access in association with underage drinking, substance abuse and Senselss Violence.
As noted in our previous meetings, Congressman Danny K. Davis and Senator Kimberly Lightford has endorsed our charge in the following items and need for immediate attention and intervention.
Thought of the Day:  What does Reform look like within the City of Chicago?
1.  Underage Drinking and Deleterious Impact/Public Nuisance 
2.  Substance Abuse and additional Hot Spots
3.  Senseless Violence and Response
4.  Crisis Intervention/Team for Support
5.  Access to Affordable Health Care
     a) Hospital Cultural Competence
     b) Hospital Cultural Sensitivity 
     c) Hospital Cultural Diversity
     d) Hospital Cultural Accountability
     e) Hospital Cultural Policies and Procedurals for Hiring
     f) Hospital Cultural Quality of Care
     g) Hospital Cultural Management and Leadership
     f) Hospital Cultural Community Advisory Board, Engagement and Needs Assessment
6.  Addressing the Stigma of Mental Health/Illness
7.  Police Shootings of Innocent Citizens
8.  Black on Black Violence
9.  Community Hot Spots Needing Intervention (Deleterious Impact/Public Nusiance) 
10. What is K2 or Spice ?
When:  January 11, 2016
Time:  6:00PM
Where:  United for Better Living 
4540 West Washington, Blvd.
Why:  Community Justice, Accountability and Transparency
Special guest speakers will be in attendance.
Volunteers are always welcome and appreciated at Fathers Who Care and the West Side Community Stakeholders Planning and Public Policy Committee Meetings.
Thanking you in advance for your ongoing assistance and support.
Please contact us at 773-287-5821 or martha.gooden@fatherswhocare.org to register for this Community Empowerment Forum…
Refreshments Will Be Served.
“Team Work Can Make The Dream Work”
Please contact us at 773-287-5821 or martha.gooden@fatherswhocare.org to register for this Community Empowerment Forum.