Successful turnout at West Garfield Park Community Stakeholders Community Forum

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By Dawn Ferencak

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Let's collectively thank Congressman Danny K. Davis, Marla and Senator Kimberly Lightford, Representative Camille Lilly, Mr. Vance Henry, Deputy Chief of Staff for the Mayor, Maria for Alderman Jason Ervin, Tesa, Angela & Janice of Loretto Hospital, Tameka/St. Anthony, Chuck of Garfield Park, Jackie of Hartgrove, Karen of Mt. Sinai Hospitals, along with Tamela of Access, Latrice Molina Health Care Centers, Dr. Saafir & Milton of Bobby E. Wright, Bob Mead of Mead Communication, Athena of Performing Community Solutions, Mildred Wiley, Josephine of World Vision, Tony of Nonviolence Institute, Deborah of Provision Consulting, Sgt. Powell of the 15th District, Officer Henry of the 11th District, Hawk of Garfield Park Community Council, Community Members Ms. Neal, Joe, Bryant & Pearlie, Board Members Larryann and Pastor Dodd, Martin of Barney's Pizza, Gus of Uncle Remus, the West Garfield Park Community Stakeholders and Youth Council for participating in our Health and Law Enforcement Sector Community Forum on bridging the gap between police and the community, the creation of the Community First Responders Crisis Intervention Team, Community Advisory Council in Local Facilities. The forum concluded with the promise of all health care institutions to work together for the common good of the people and community in access to affordable health care and services.

The West Garfield Park Community Stakeholders is a consortium of residents, agencies, churches, elected officials, law enforcement, and businesses who work together to improve the quality of life on the West Side. We are actively engaged in efforts to prevent substance abuse by young people and to end youth violence.  
 
Our Community Empowerment and Unification meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of each month, at 6:00 pm. SHARP at 4540 West Washington Blvd. in Chicago.   
 
Everyone is always welcome to attend, if you are concerned with the future of the West Garfield Park Community and the welfare of its residents.   
 
For additional information, internships and volunteer opportunities, please feel free to contact Fathers Who Care at 773-287-5821 or email us at martha.gooden@fatherswhocare.org.

The West Garfield Park Community Stakeholders is sponsored in part by The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

 

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Email: dawn@austinweeklynews.com Twitter: @Dawn_Ferencak

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