Back of the Yards

Back of the Yards is bounded by W. Pershing Rd. to the North, S. Halsted St. and the railroads to the East, W. Garfield Blvd. to the South, and S. Western Ave. to the West.

Neighborhood Results
Barriers to Access
Community members living in Back of the Yards reported depression as their most pressing issue. Almost half of respondents (49%) reported depression as an issue followed by anxiety and acculturation stress (35% and 32% respectively).
Issues Respondents in
Back of the Yards Reported
by Gender
Issues Respondents in
Back of the Yards Reported by Place of Birth
Willingness to Seek Professional Support

80% of respondents in Back of the Yards felt more willing to seek professional support if they listed at least one concern on the survey.

81% of women in Back of the Yards were willing to seek professional support, compared to 78% of men.

81% of the immigrant population in Back of the Yards were willing to seek professional support, compared to 76% of the U.S. born population.

80% of respondents in Back of the Yards felt willing to seek professional support, compared to 59% of respondents who did not list a concern.

Barriers to Accessing Support
The top barrier community members of Back of the Yards experience to accessing support is the cost of services (58%), followed by lack of insurance (42%) and not having services near their area (37%). Back of the Yards is actually one of the communities that lost a Chicago Department of Public Health mental health clinic when budget cuts were announced.

59% of women in Back of the Yards felt cost of services is their top barrier to accessing support, compared to 54% of men.

62% of the immigrant population in Back of the Yards felt cost of services is the top barrier to accessing support, compared to 47% of the population born in the U.S. living in Back of the Yards.