All services are free and available to survivors regardless of race, religion, ethnic origin, or socioeconomic status.A large proportion of Apna Ghar’s clients are immigrants from India, Pakistan and other Asian and African countries.
During the last week of 2017, we take a final look back at the year that was and recognize a few individuals (and a quartet) who made a difference. Plus along with each name, we add three events we’re looking forward to in 2018. This is our 2017 edition of Save the Seats, the annual Tribune feature we've run since 2005 with ticket reservations for Tribune readers for New Year's Eve.This year the eve is on Sunday, which means at least some of you reading this have to be up and at work the next morning. Actor Jamie Bell, left, plays real-life Peter Turner, right, in "Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool," about the romance between Hollywood star Gloria Grahame and Turner. Chun / Los Angeles Times)Peter Turner’s twinkling eyes scan the weekday crowd at Nate’n Al delicatessen as he nestles into a corner booth with Jamie Bell, who plays him in the new drama “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool.” “Everybody comes here.Tubing is one thing and old fashioned sledding is another.If sliding on a plastic saucer is your idea of downhill fun, the best sledding hills in America have plenty of snowy slopes to navigate with the aid of gravity.Illinois Department of Human Services Bureau of Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention The Bureau of Domestic & Sexual Violence Prevention supports comprehensive, community-based services to reduce the incidence of domestic and sexual violence and to ensure that survivors have acccess to safety, medical care, crisis support, legal advocacy and counseling services for themselves and their significant others.
The Bureau also supports services to reduce and prevent domestic violence through education to abusers and assistance to the court system.
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Some have suffered the traumas of war and dislocation in addition to domestic violence, and 85 percent are low-income.
To meet clients’ needs, services are culturally appropriate and provided in multiple languages.
Through multi-faceted programs we assist victims in transforming their lives after domestic violence, prevent future abuse by addressing its root cause through abuser intervention programs, and educate the community about domestic violence and how we can all be involved in its end.