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1 in 4 women are abused in America!

Muslim community is no exception!

InshaAllah, ICNA Relief Chicago in coordination with ICNA Relief national will be opening its first Domestic Violence Shelter serving the Greater Chicago community. ICNA Relief has successfully launched shelters New York, Houston, and Baton Rouge.

WHY IT MATTERS
Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior perpetrated by an intimate partner against another. It is an epidemic affecting individuals in every community, regardless of age, economic status, race, religion, nationality or educational background. Violence against women is often accompanied by emotionally abusive and controlling behavior, and thus is part of a systematic pattern of dominance and control. Domestic violence results in physical injury, psychological trauma, and sometimes death. The consequences of domestic violence can cross generations and truly last a lifetime.

DID YOU KNOW?
-One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.
-An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.
-85% of domestic violence victims are women.
-Historically, females have been most often victimized by someone they knew.
-Females who are 20-24 years of age are at the greatest risk of nonfatal intimate partner violence.
-Most cases of domestic violence are never reported to the police.

This Shelter will provide:
An alternative for women in need of shelter care. We provide women with a safe environment, allowing them the opportunity to maintain their dignity while working on issues of self sufficiency. Trained case managers willwork with residents, identifying areas of improvement and linking them to the community resources.
-Intensive Case Management/ Counselling
-Legal assistance if needed.
-Initial medical assistance if needed
-Job Skill Training, Education
-ESL (English as a Second Language) classes on the premises.
-Explore and offer feasible courses on the premises to empower the victims to stand on their own feet.