Counseling

Counseling Office: 708-798-7737(SSFS)

Adult Counseling Services

The Adult Counseling Program helps to empower, support and provide domestic violence education to victims of domestic violence. We support victims in making their own decisions in a safe and confidential environment. Services are provided by Master level counselors and social workers.

In counseling you will:

  • Learn how to identify signs of abuse,
  • Learn how to break the cycle of violence,
  • Develop a safety plan.
  • Rebuild self-esteem and confidence,
  • Identify coping strategies,
  • Strengthen assertiveness and
  • Learn more about aspects of a healthy relationship

Children’s Counseling Services

The Children’s Counseling Program provides advocacy, support and violence education to children who have experienced or witnessed domestic violence to prevent future family patterns of domestic violence. Services are provided by Master level counselors and social workers trained in helping children process the trauma experienced and help them to regulate their emotions.

Safe From the Start (SFS) is a children’s program which specialized services in helping children birth to age 5, and their families, who have been exposed to any violence/trauma. This includes domestic violence, community violence, house fires, etc.

PROJECT RENEW

(Recognizing the Economic Need to Empower Women)

The Project RENEW program provides financial education, resources and case management to victims of domestic violence. Issues addressed include budgeting, housing and homelessness prevention, employment, education, immigration issues, and crime victim compensation.