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Health and Public Safety

Collaborating to build a safe neighborhood

Safety First

By supporting a safe campus and neighborhood, Northwestern University ensures that Evanston is the ideal place to live, work, learn, play and thrive.

Time spent planning for and practicing response efforts is important for the University and the community.”

Michael Blayney, executive director of the Northwestern Office for Research Safety

Featured Partnerships

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Audiology Clinic

Open to the public, the center offers evaluation and treatment for children and adults, while providing research and training experiences to Northwestern students in audiology, speech-language pathology and learning disabilities.

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CERT team training

Community Emergency Response Team

The CERT program is a volunteer opportunity for community members to help support preparedness activities, community welfare during major special events and organized community recovery efforts following a crisis.

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Campus Kitchen

Campus Kitchen at Northwestern uses University kitchens during off-hours to prepare meals for area homeless shelters, the YMCA, YWCA, Salvation Army, homebound seniors and youth organizations.
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Join the team.

Volunteer with the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and get trained in disaster response.

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