|One of Apna Ghar's founders, Prem Sharma, and Board Member Usha Wasan at the groundbreaking last month|
(courtesy of Apna Ghar's Facebook page)
Designs For Dignity.
Apna Ghar is one of Uptown's blue-ribbon social services, dedicated to ending gender violence. Its services are available to all (it has served women and children from over 50 different countries), and it is a place that ensures that its immigrant and refugee clientele are treated in a culturally-sensitive manner. Apna Ghar provides legal services, counseling, and an emergency shelter, among other services.
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse and needs immediate assistance or information, Apha Ghar's 24/7 crisis number is 773-334-4663. Its website is here.