Sexual Assault Services Program
In the United States, sexual assault happens every 2 minutes. Sexual violence crimes are the least reported among all other crimes; the rape culture is still dominant in our society, not only in the United States, but all over the world.
Through the Sexual Assault Service Program “Rhythm of Hope”, KAN-WIN provides a variety of services as survivors strive to recover from injury, establish safety, seek justice, and eventually heal from trauma. The program’s services include but are not limited to:
+ 24-hour hotline (773.583.0880) that provides crisis intervention, safety planning, referral, and counseling in Korean, English, Chinese and many other languages with access to interpretation.
+ Partnering with Rape Victim Advocates and Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault to provide medical advocacy.
+ Legal advocacy and court accompaniment.
+ Culturally sensitive counseling to resolve issues of stress, anger, anxiety, depression, shame, and self-blame caused by traumatic experiences.
+ Working towards emotional recovery and health through group activities, such as “Rhythm of Hope Korean Drum Classes” and the creative and artistic storytelling project.
+ Any other services provided at KAN-WIN, such as Transitional Housing, Children’s Program etc.
Through the Sexual Assault Services Program “Rhythm of Hope”, we create and give survivors a safe and informative space to address and solve any issues resulting from sexual violence experiences. If you are interested in learning more about this program, are seeking help and services for yourself, or know somebody who needs assistance, please feel free to contact the Sexual Assault Program Coordinator at 773.583.0880.Success Story
Dee* was sexually assaulted at her workplace. However, due to her limited English language skills, she had difficulties explaining what happened to the police and hospital staff. The police and hospital failed to provide a professional interpreter or social service case worker for communication and advocacy. The sexual assault was not correctly categorized, thus resulting in Dee’s failure to understand her rights, inability to seek justice, and be properly covered for medical and emotional care. Fortunately, Dee was eventually referred to KAN-WIN, where culturally and linguistically competent support and advocacy was provided. KAN-WIN was able to explain in Dee’s own language about her legal rights and the criminal prosecution procedures. KAN-WIN counselor also provided emotionally supportive counseling to address Dee’s fears, worries, and anxieties so she could heal and move on with her life.
*Name changed to protect anonymity.
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Please call the hotline or Chicago office telephone number to make an appointment to come in.
chicago illinois • 60647suburban office
p.o. box 996 • park ridge illinois • 60068
24 hour hotline
call us for immediate assistance:773.583.0880