Posts Categorized: Media Mentions

Faith Leaders to Provide Post-Trauma Counseling to Victims of Violence; Reduce Incidents Overall

Bright Star church, with support from University of Chicago Medicine, Northwestern Medicine and United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, is launching an innovative approach to help heal victims of violence and avert behaviors that may lead to conflict by using faith leaders to provide post-trauma counseling and other support. Bright Star church, with support from University of Chicago Medicine, Northwestern Medicine and United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, is launching an innovative approach to help heal victims of violence and avert behaviors… Read more »

Suburban Life – West Chicago LIVE UNITED Neighborhood Network Launch

Suburban Life Newspaper covered our LIVE UNITED Neighborhood Network launch event in West Chicago on August 19th. More than 1,000 area residents and advocates packed Leman Middle School in West Chicago for the celebration of an enhanced partnership with United Way that will bring additional resources in education, income and health to the area. The article includes event highlights, quotes from partners, and photos of community members enjoying the music, food, games, school supplies, and art projects. Read Article Here

ABC7 West Chicago Neighborhood Network Launch Interview

On Saturday, August 16th, ABC7 interviewed Jeanette Castellanos Butt, Vice President of Community Investment, who discussed United Way’s LIVE UNITED Neighborhood Networks model and the August 19th launch of our second LIVE UNITED Neighborhood Network in West Chicago. She was joined by West Chicago Mayor, Ruben Pineda, who discussed what the network means to his community. Thank you to ABC7 for your support! Watch Interview Here