Domestic Violence • Counseling • Therapy • Case Management
The Domestic Violence Intervention (DVI) program provides individual counseling and advocacy for survivors of domestic violence, as well as other types of violence client has experienced in his/her life. The program supports survivors of domestic violence through provision of counseling, advocacy, case management, resource and referral, and crisis intervention, to ensure that clients have access to the resources they need to live safe and violence-free lives.
The program is able to offer limited transportation assistance (CTA passes
for participants in the groups)
Counseling in this program focuses on:
- Education and support related to the dynamics and effects of abuse.
- Crisis intervention
- Sorting out feelings like confusion, sadness, fear, anger, and helplessness.
- Implementation of safety planning and support.
- Assistance with obtaining resources, such as housing, legal assistance, and therapy.
- Domestic Violence Intervention program participants must be 18 and up to receive services.
- This service is free
How to Apply
Call 773-645-2431 to begin the intake process. Client should specify whether it is safe for the program managers to leave a return voicemail. The program managers can call from an unknown number if that is needed for client's safety. If no one answers leave a message and some one will get back to you as soon as possible.
After a client speaks with one of the program managers they will schedule an in-person meeting at the program office (1349 N. California Ave, first floor) with her/him to talk about her/his needs and goals.