Governor's Neighborhood Recovery Initiative
Governor Quinn’s Neighborhood Recovery Initiative will be implemented through the Illinois Violence Prevention Authority (IVPA) in twenty (20) communities in the Chicago area and three (3) regions in the South Suburbs. IVPA will work in a collaborative way with public and private agencies and systems at the State and local level to maximize the effectiveness and impact of this Initiative.
The goal of the Initiative is to reduce risk factors and promote protective factors associated with violence through:
1. Creation of jobs for community youth, adults and professionals that promote community wellness and healthy behaviors, youth and parent leadership, and healthy, caring community environments.
2. Provision of a wide range of community-based services for youth and young adults including: social, emotional and job skill development; case management, trauma-informed counseling for students in need of early intervention; mentoring; reentry services; and tutoring and other school supports that enhance young people’s ability to succeed in school, in their community and in life.
The Governor’s Neighborhood Recovery Initiative will work through Lead Agencies that are responsible for managing the Initiative in their community and partnering and subcontracting with other community organizations to implement the various program components. Considerable technical assistance and support will be provided to the Lead Agencies and their community partners to assist the communities in implementation of the various program component models.
Lead Agency Grants
Albany Park Community Center
Catholic Bishop of Chicago – St. Sabina
Circle Family HealthCare Network
Pilsen Wellness Center
Corazon Community Services
East Garfield Park
Mt. Vernon Baptist Church
Children’s Home and Aid
Chicago Area Project (CAP)
Greater Grand Crossing
Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation
Alliance of Local Service Organizations (ALSO)
Village of Maywood
Better Boys Foundation
Organization of the North East
Community Assistance Programs
Black United Fund of Illinois, Inc.
West Chicago (Gage Park, Chicago Lawn)
Southwest Youth Collaborative
West Garfield Park
Chicago Area Project
The Woodlawn Organization
Bremen Township and part of Bloom Township
Grand Prairie Services
Rich Township and part of Bloom Township
Southland Health Care Forum
Healthcare Consortium of Illinois