What is the Southland Initiative?

Southland Initiative is rooted in the south suburban region of Cook County. This initiative represents the work being done to increase the awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences while helping to mitigate the impacts of toxic stress in the lives of children, their families and the communities where they live. This initiative is powered by several grants, strategic partnerships with school districts, community members, and local organizations. This pivotal work is supplemented with the combined efforts of programming such as The Community Partnership Grant, The Parent Mentoring Program, Project LAUNCH (Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health), REACH (Resilience Education to Advance Community Healing), and the Southland Whole Child Initiative.

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