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01Jun 2020

Update: COVID-19 Resources for National Violence Prevention Programs

Update: COVID-19 Resources for National Violence Prevention Programs
ALSO continues to respond to COVID-19 by providing timely resources to grantees of Office on Violence Against Women-funded projects that focus on responses to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. Consolidated Youth and Engaging Men Program Meanwhile, the Consolidated Youth and Engaging Men (CYEM) Program also continues to adapt to current realities. For example, the ...
21May 2020

Metropolitan Peace Academy: Street Outreach Training During COVID-19

Metropolitan Peace Academy: Street Outreach Training During COVID-19
  For Nelson Torres, Cierra McGee, and other members of ALSO’s street outreach team, reducing violence in Chicago’s Humboldt Park community continues during COVID-19. This spring, Torres and McGee and about 30 other outreach workers in Chicago are learning about their field through Zoom classes with the Metropolitan Peace Academy, a training ground committed to professionalizing ...
15May 2020

Two Pandemics: Gun Violence, COVID-19 Hit African Americans, Latinos 

Two Pandemics: Gun Violence, COVID-19 Hit African Americans, Latinos 
ALSO’s mission is to work in partnership with people living in risk of violence to promote safer streets and homes. Now, it is strikingly clear that many of the same communities most likely to be in risk of gun violence are also disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Data overwhelmingly show that many African Americans and Latinos ...
22Apr 2020

Staying Safe at a Time of Crisis

Staying Safe at a Time of Crisis
ALSO’s mission is to work in partnership with people living in risk of violence to promote safer streets and homes. In the last six weeks, the people we work with – like all of us – are also “living in risk of coronavirus.” At this time, we would like to share how ALSO is responding to ...
22Apr 2020

In the Community: Street Outreach during COVID-19

In the Community: Street Outreach during COVID-19
Since COVID-19 hit, change has been a constant for everyone. The same is true for ALSO’s street outreach team, but one key thing remains: The team continues to work in partnership with people living in risk of violence to promote safe streets and homes. Street outreach workers are considered essential workers by the city of ...
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