Kane County Guide

A Guide to Services in Kane County

Full Resource Name:

Apna Ghar

4350 North Broadway
2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60613

(773) 334-4663

http://www.apnaghar.org

Description:

Apna Ghar (Our Home) provides culturally-appropriate, multilingual services to survivors of domestic violence with a primary focus on the South Asian and other immigrant communities. Services include: 24-hour Hotline staffed by trained staff and volunteers. Emergency 24-hour shelter for 120 days for women and their children with a culturally appropriate environment and services. For both resident and non-resident domestic violence victims: Counseling, legal advocacy, support groups, parenting, conflict management and communication training, art therapy and parenting classes. Translation is offered. Transitional housing for women and their children for a period of 9-18 months with supportive services such as counseling, job training and referrals. Supervised child visitation center for children to visit with their court-mandated, non-custodial parent under supervision by specially trained staff and volunteers. Community education regarding domestic violence. Domestic violence training certification for professionals and volunteers who want to work directly with clients. Additional assistance with housing, employment, and advocacy to obtain resources. Services provided in Asian and Middle Eastern languages by staff or interpreters.

General Information

Hours:

Hotline: 24 hours 7 days; Office Hours: 9:00 am-5:00 pm Monday -Friday

Intake Process:

Call the Hotline in order to complete initial intake for services.

Program Fees:

Services are free.

Languages:

English and interpreters of Asian and Middle Eastern languages from multi-lingual staff, volunteers and affiliates. Spanish not spoken.

Eligibility:

Clients are women and children that have survived domestic violence.

Handicap Accessible?

Yes

Is Shelter?

Yes

Shelter Requirements:

Shelter for women and their children for up to 90 days.

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