domestic violence

Pritzker administration expanding available services for domestic violence, sexual assault survivors

April 04, 2020 - 19:59
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On Thursday, April 2, the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) announced it is launching a $1.2 million plan to increase the capacity of its current statewide network of services for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

‘Vagina Monologues’ Feb. 9 at Prairie State to benefit SSFS

February 01, 2019 - 07:04
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“The Vagina Monologues” will be performed by local women at a benefit performance at 7 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Prairie State College Barnes and Noble Theatre, 202 S. Halsted, Chicago Heights.

This year’s performance is the fourth in a series of benefit shows that have raised money for the South Suburban Family Shelter. 

Homewood domestic violence agency surprised by Ingalls contract termination

December 04, 2018 - 13:54
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After nearly 20 years of providing domestic violence advocacy services to patients, South Suburban Family Shelter found out in early November that UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial Hospital is ending its contract.
 
According to SSFS executive director Jennifer Gabrenya, the agency received a short letter via email from Ingalls in the afternoon of Friday, Nov. 2, that the hospital network was terminating their relationship as of Nov. 30.
 

Candlelight vigil Oct. 1 marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month

September 28, 2018 - 10:40
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South Suburban Family Shelter will hold a candlelight vigil at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, to mark the beginning of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
 
The gathering will be at the Irwin Park Bandshell, 18120 Highland Ave. in Homewood. 
 
The event will include music, survivor testimonies and an exhibit of T-shirts with art created by survivors of domestic abuse.
 

South Suburban Family Shelter awarded $20,000 grant from Mary Kay Foundation

October 18, 2017 - 23:06
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South Suburban Family Shelter (SSFS) has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Mary Kay Foundation to further the organization’s efforts to combat domestic violence and provide rehabilitation services throughout the South Suburbs and the Chicago metro region.
 
“At SSFS, we are incredibly grateful for support from the Mary Kay Foundation and its continued commitment to break the cycle of domestic violence,” said SSFS Executive Director Jennifer Gabrenya.
 

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