Primo Center for Women and Children Announces Grant from Get In Chicago

Chicago, Illinois – August 26, 2015 – Primo Center for Women and Children (“Primo Center”) is pleased to announce that it’s receiving a grant from Get IN Chicago (“GIC”), a public/private partnership addressing violence, improving safety and providing opportunities for youth living in high-crime neighborhoods. Primo Center is one of six new partners for GIC.

The grant will allow Primo Center to provide cognitive behavioral therapy for youth in the Austin and North Lawndale Communities.

“We are humbled and honored to partner with Get IN Chicago and commend them on their leadership role in implementing real solutions that will address the violence and social impact of violence on the lives of youth and families,” said Christine Achre, CEO of the Primo Center for Women and Children.

“True to our name, we have spent the last two years getting into Chicago communities, understanding their needs and building an infrastructure to effectively address neighborhood challenges,” said Toni Irving, Ph.D., executive director, Get IN Chicago. “Our grants support community organizations that provide kids with hope for the future, educational opportunities so they can achieve success, and safer neighborhoods to grow up in.”

So far in 2015, CIG has awarded grants totaling $7.8 million, which is more than the organization’s total grant giving in 2013 and 2014 combined.

About Primo Center for Women and Children
The Primo Center provides a continuum of housing solutions combined with mental health and support services to homeless women, men and children. The agency is committed to breaking the cycles of poverty, violence and homelessness, allowing families to eventually thrive in their home communities. Learn more at

About Get IN Chicago
Get IN Chicago is an innovative five-year, $50 million partnership that focuses on identifying, funding and rigorously evaluating evidence-based programs that lead to sustainable reductions in violence for individuals and communities. Since 2013, GIC has awarded grants totaling more than $13.6 million for evidence-based community programs at 54 non-profit organizations that support more than 10,000 at-risk youth and their families in seven Chicago communities. More information is available at