Apna Ghar provides critical, comprehensive, culturally competent services, and conducts outreach and advocacy across communities to end gender violence.
Apna Ghar seeks to end gender violence through a solutions focused approach of highly effective and innovative services for survivors and those who perpetrate harm, advocacy and community education and accountability.
Organizational History and Services
Apna Ghar was founded by five pioneering women committed to helping South Asian and other under-served immigrant survivors of gender violence and trauma access the services and resources they needed to live lives free from violence. Since its incorporation in 1990 Apna Ghar has grown in size and scope to provide holistic, culturally appropriate, and innovative programming to address the multiple barriers faced by vulnerable groups. Apna Ghar developed its own service model through a research collaboration with the Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL) and Loyola University that showed a holistic understanding and approach to the macro and micro level barriers faced by immigrant survivors of gender violence.
Our programs and services allow survivors to meet their immediate safety needs and take steps toward long term stability and self-sufficiency without the anxiety of navigating unfamiliar systems and connecting with multiple service providers on their own. In addition, we engage the community, and conduct systemic and policy-level advocacy to impact larger scale changes to further benefit the survivors we serve.
Programs and services include crisis services, housing, medical advocacy and counseling, legal advocacy, supervised visitations and safe exchanges, training, outreach, community engagement, and public advocacy.