Lawndale Christian Health Center

by Daniela Luna South Lawndale has had an impact on me ever since I started becoming a patient at the Lawndale Christian Health Center Clinic. Through my personal experiences, I have  seen that this clinic is doing great work promoting health equity. The clinic is open to people of any background, race, and culture. As … Continue reading Lawndale Christian Health Center

Lack of Medical Resources in the Underrepresented Chicagoland Areas

Hegewisch      Hegewisch is the type of community where you can ask your neighbor for a cup of sugar. It is where the children frolic in the front yard sprinklers in the humid summer heat and throw icy snowballs at each other’s faces in the frozen temperatures. In Hegewisch, some people go all out … Continue reading Lack of Medical Resources in the Underrepresented Chicagoland Areas

SWOP Impact

SWOP (The Southwest Organization Project) has had a significant impact on the community of West Elsdon. SWOP was created by ministries of the Christian, Muslim and Jewish faith. In addition to SWOP working with West Elsdon, it also engages other southwest communities such as Chicago Lawn, Gage Park, West Lawn, and Ashburn.  Latinos and African … Continue reading SWOP Impact

How the Night Ministry Helps Brighten Chicago

“Why are those people sleeping under the bridge, Ma?” my 5 year-old self asked my mother as we drove past the Belmont and Kennedy expressway entrance. “Those people don’t have homes, Cris. That’s why you have to work hard in school and in life and never do drugs. So that you don’t end up living … Continue reading How the Night Ministry Helps Brighten Chicago

Food Deserts in West Elsdon

I was born and raised on the Southwest side of Chicago, West Elsdon to be exact. A predominately Latino neighborhood. Growing up, the biggest health inequity I have observed is the food deserts prevalent throughout my community. I remember my constant visits to the corner store located three minutes from my house. It was the … Continue reading Food Deserts in West Elsdon