Our Kind of Research

Through our neighborhood partnerships (in this case Humboldt Park Community of Wellness), we learned the Urban Institute is researching the problem of maternal depression in low-income communities. As part of the study, Commons’ Nia Center hosted a mothers focus group, giving our parents a voice in national policy and $35 for an hour of their precious time! Commons appreciates this kind of policy research… research that incorporates the ideas and opinions of our neighborhood residents — it is absolutely consistent with our Settlement House roots.