Support Group for Survivors
KAN-WIN offers a support group throughout the year for women who have been affected by violence. The support group provides opportunities for women to break out of isolation, connect with others, and recognize that they are not alone in their journey. It provides a safe and confidential forum for them to:
+ Express and explore challenges and issues they are experiencing.
+ Reduce isolation and connect with other women who share similar experiences.
+ Engage in various therapeutic activities that incorporate participants’ cultural backgrounds.
+ Gain information about issues related to health, financial literacy, and other helpful topics (e.g., we have provided informational sessions on self-care, the Affordable Health Care Act, credit building, career development, etc.)
Group meetings always begin with a warm meal, typically of Asian cuisine! They take place once a week in the evening at a location near public transportation. Participants can bring their children to have them participate in the children’s support group that runs at the same time as the women’s group.Success Story
As a recent immigrant from Korea, Soonja* hardly knew anyone after she escaped from her abusive home. Once she connected with KAN-WIN, she began participating in the support group through which she bonded with other immigrant women in a similar situation as hers – all striving to restore their lives and regain their sense of self after the abuse. Soonja felt immense relief when she found out she was not alone in her struggle. She also felt empowered by witnessing others that have gotten back on their feet, learning from their journey.
*Name changed to protect anonymity.
KAN-WIN’s Support Group gatherings helped me to remember my dreams and to realize that I am capable of accomplishing set goals. I know that the road ahead of me can be just as difficult, if not more, as the road I have been on. But I know that I am not alone and that I have KAN-WIN friends that are family to me. For that, I am truly grateful.
Address of Chicago office is confidential.
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