The Center on Halsted has also become a focal point of violence in the neighborhood. The reception desk has had to call 911 several times for incidents of theft, disorderly contact and, most recently, a vicious beating of a man by a client of the Center.
Conversations with some employees of the Center reveal that they are intimidated and afraid in their jobs.
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The board members need to be more aware of what is happening in the organization. There appears to be a culture of dysfunction and attitude that the rules don't apply to the them. The Center is only a sad shadow of its roots.
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