Women Fighting for Domestic Violence Victims

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Women Fighting for Domestic Violence Victims


Byline: Moon Khan

Women fighting for domestic violence victims

By Moon Khan

Roselle, IL: Women power accelerating the cause of the victims of domestic violence was evident at Pearl Banquet in Roselle in the presence of Cook County President, Toni Preckwinkle, who gave her blessings to the noble cause, Founding President of Suzys Place, Shahida Khan, who welcomed the distinguished guests, and Arshia Hasnain, who emceed and managed the gala event as the center's Executive Director.

The well synchronized fabulous event provided inside heartfelt and anecdotal stories of the victims, offered pragmatic and hopeful solutions while serving sumptuous food in the midst of enlightened attendees, and soothing entertainment so nobody cries and yet take the right action - i.e. donate.

Located in the most multi-ethnic part of Rogers Park of Chicago (6423 N Rockwell Street, Chicago, IL 60645), Suzys Place, provides emergency and transitional housing, and services, to women survivors of domestic violence. It serves a very diverse community spanning ethnic, religious, socio-economic and cultural groups. Its shelter can accommodate 15 women at a time for up to 3 months. It provides emotional support and diversified continuum of services focused on safety, empowerment and self-sufficiency. Through community partnerships, it raises awareness, provides services and educates community members about domestic violence. Services include counseling, educational support, job skills training and job placement, basic health, language assistance, legal assistance, parenting and life-management skills, and wellness.

While Shahida Khan, President of Suzys Place, welcomed everyone, Arshia Hasnain, Executive Director of Suzys Place, introduced the organizations structure and presented the organizations activities. Member of the Advisory Board, Stephanie Pelzer, presented an artistic personal and emotional video collage of women helped by Suzys Place. …

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