HAMDARD CENTER FOR HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
The Hamdard Center is a Multilingual, Multi-cultural Social & Health Service Agency Dedicated to Serving the South Asian, Middle Eastern, and the Bosnian Communities in Illinois. Our Mission is to promote physical and emotional health and psychological well being of the individuals and families by offering hope, help, and healing.
Hamdard Center has been providing culturally tailored multilingual services to domestic violence victims since 1993. The goal of Hamdard’s Domestic Violence Program is: To incorporate the principles of empowerment, preserve the victims' dignity, and foster their sense of worth. The program maximizes victims’ safety and promotes and encourages victims’ efforts to regain control over their lives. The program achieves its goal by: 1) preventing and reducing domestic violence and abuse as well as promoting a life free from violence; 2) increasing the safety and protection of domestic violence victims from our target populations; and 3) promoting self-sufficiency and independence of domestic violence victims from their target populations.
Visit them at www.hamdardcenter.org
As a survivor of sexual abuse; I studied criminal justice and paralegal research in the hopes of assisting organizations that provide services to sexually abused women and children. In 2004, I founded Women against Sexual Predators (WASP) Chicago, a non-profit organization created to protect the rights and innocence of children, and also inform schools and communities about sexual predators in their area. My goals are to continue expanding business so that eventually I can dedicate more time to legal advocacy and services to those who are sexually abused.
In 2003,I created VIP Bachelorette; a company specifically centered on the concept of planning ‘Bachelorette Parties with Class.’ and ending the negative stigma of bachelorette parties. With the assistance of my staff we continue to grow and continue to support organizations that fight to stop violence against women and children, including rape, battery, incest, and sex slavery.