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The Network collectively unifies service providers to ensure survivors across our region have access to comprehensive domestic and sexual violence services.
The following member organizations are providing services to survivors in communities across our area throughout the public health pandemic.  Select a provider below for more information on services, hours, and location.

Apna Ghar

Contact: Neha Gill
Phone: (773) 883-4663 x231 Website: http://www.apnaghar.org

Biography

Apna Ghar has locations on the north and south sides of Chicago, and serves the north and northwest suburbs via a location in Skokie, IL

Direct Services

24-Hour Crisis Line
Crisis support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by phone, text and email. We provide crisis counseling, advocacy, safety planning, information, resources and connection.

Safe Home/Emergency Housing
Our safe home provides a culturally sensitive, secure and healing environment for survivors to begin their journeys of healing and rebuilding. Residents are supported 24/7 by trained agency staff members.

Transitional/Second Stage Housing
Our transitional housing apartments provide stable, long-term housing for the families we serve so they can achieve their goals of stability and self-sufficiency. Residents are supported throughout their stay by our trained staff.

Case Management/Social Services

Advocacy
Case management services help survivors develop action plans for safety, stability and self-sufficiency. Our trained staff help program participants identify and address critical needs and connect to resources to achieve their housing, health care, employment, educational, financial and other goals.

Counseling
Individual, group and family counseling for both adult and child survivors enables them to process and heal from the trauma of abuse, using psychosocial education, narrative therapy, support groups, expressive art therapy, conflict resolution, and other modalities.

Legal Advocacy
Our advocates guide survivors through the legal system and help access available legal remedies, including civil and criminal orders of protection, pressing criminal charges, obtaining crime victims’ compensation, filing for divorce, custody, and support, as well as accessing immigration remedies through protective statutes such as the Violence Against Women Act. We operate a volunteer attorney led family law clinic in partnership with Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS).

Supervised Visitation & Safe Exchange Services (SVSE)
SVSE creates a safe and healing environment for children to interact with visiting parents who have caused harm to the families. Our trained staff support these parents in repairing relationships with their children.

 

Comprehend the key objectives of the Illinois Department of Human Services ProtocolDemonstrate an understanding of essential PAIP curriculum componentsExhibit an understanding of an effective group process with appropriate co-facilitation skillsUnderstand and gain the tools to engage with difficult participantsBe familiar with PAIP Requirements and ReportingThis virtual PAIP training meets the DHS training requirement for PAIP staff; however, participants in this virtual training will be unable to use this training towards CPAIP certification, as ICDVP has not approved virtual trainings. CPAIP certification is voluntary and not required to run PAIP programming.

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