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The Chicago Recovery Plan is starting to help survivors of domestic abuse

   

Last year, the city of Chicago was given an unprecedented opportunity. It got nearly two billion dollars in federal COVID-19 relief money.

The city used those funds, in addition to hundreds of millions in bond funding, to create the Chicago Recovery Plan. The plan aims to bolster community organizations helping the city’s most vulnerable people – those impacted by violence, mental health issues, and more.

A year later, those dollars are just starting to trickle down.

Host: Mary Dixon
Reporter: Mariah Woelfel

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