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Mujeres Latinas en Accion started in the early 1970s by a group of women in Chicago who realized the challenges facing Latina women as the city’s Latino, and largely immigrant, population continued to grow.
Mujeres Latinas en Acción is one of the longest-standing Latina organizations in the country. The agency serves more than 8,000 community residents annually.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois is proud to offer a grant to support the organization’s program, Ventanilla de Salud. The Ventanilla de Salud program is a joint effort between the Mexican Consulate in Chicago and Mujeres Latinas en Acción. This program is located in the Mexican Consulate and serves as a bridge between institutions, nonprofits and people, no matter their immigration status, to give them access to health services in Illinois, Wisconsin and Northern Indiana.
Through this program, 10 health promoters alongside the Ventanilla director will provide key health information and referrals for health services and programs to individuals in need with a focus on offering additional support for health education and outreach for the underserved Latino population of metro Chicago.
The Ventanilla de Salud or “Health Window” offers the following services:
To get in contact with the Ventanilla, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312-738-2383 x 1150/1240. Located at the Mexican Consulate, 204 S. Ashland Avenue Chicago, IL 60607, the hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 7:45 PM.Originally published on September 18, 2015.
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