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A $1 million grant is allowing the YMCA of Metro Chicago to expand their Youth Safety and Violence Prevention initiative to two more communities and expand mental health services across the city. Photo Credit: YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago

A $1 million grant is allowing the YMCA of Metro Chicago to expand their Youth Safety and Violence Prevention initiative to two more communities and expand mental health services across the city. Photo Credit: YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago

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YMCA OF METRO CHICAGO EXPANDS YOUTH SAFETY AND VIOLENCE PREVENTION PROGRAM

The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago recently received a $1 million grant from the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority and funding from the federal Victims of Crime Act Community Violence Program that will allow them to expand their Youth Safety and Violence Prevention (YSVP) initiative to the Woodlawn and South Shore communities as wells as broaden mental health services throughout the city.