West Garfield Park Community Stakeholders, among other organizations, will host an awareness event for West Side Violence and Substance Abuse Prevention Day on Oct. 3 at the Allison Foundation for Better Living Center, 4540 W. Washington Blvd. 

The event is designed, according to a Stakeholders statement, to “engage, empower and enlighten the community on the efforts we can bring together to promote a safe and drug-free community.”  

Registration, refreshments and networking will start at 5:30 p.m. The community town hall will begin at 6 p.m. sharp. For more information or to confirm your attendance, call Fathers Who Care at (773) 287-5821.