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Logan Square YWCA Celebrates New Space, More Services with Grand Opening

By Darryl Holliday | June 29, 2015 7:41am

LOGAN SQUARE — A womens’ organization with a 150-year history in the U.S. hosted its latest grand opening in Logan Square Saturday.

The YWCA Metropolitan Chicago’s new Cynthia B. Lafuente Center opened to the public June 27 at 2754 W. Fullterton Ave.

A womens’ organization with a 150-year history hosted its grand opening in Logan Square Saturday. [Twitter/@YWCAChicago]

The YWCA formerly provided sexual violence and support services out of a Logan Square satellite office at 2858 W. Diversey Ave. Saturday’s opening represents a renewed commitment to the Northwest Side, organizers say.

Last year, Chicago Finance Exchange facilitated a $125,000 bequest from former member Cynthia Lafuente to YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, resulting in the naming and expansion of the new Logan Square center.

“As the number of clients coming into our old site steadily grew each year, we recognized the need to expand and improve our location and services within this community," Dorri McWhorter, Chief Executive Officer of YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, said in a statement.

"As a result of the generous bequest from Cynthia Lafuente, made possible by CFE, we were able to nearly double the square footage, allowing for critical program expansions and enhancements in the areas of Economic Sustainability, Education and Training and Personal Safety and Wellness," McWhorter continued.

"This contribution provides the critical resources needed to better serve the Logan Square community,"officials from the YWCA said.

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