Confidential helpline answered by advocates during business hours. Provide peer support and referrals to callers.
The purpose of CHETNA’s Case Management Program is to help clients assess their short and long term needs and goals in the areas of housing, counseling, legal, employment and education. CHETNA’s culture specific services are tailored to the needs of the individual, and customized to meet them where they are. Case managers assist clients in the following areas:
- Service Planning – assist clients in identifying short and long term goals and actions steps
- Peer Support and Advocacy
- Legal Support
- Referrals – researching and coordinating with mainstream and culture specific service providers
- Interpretation/Translation – liaison between client and other service providers
- Life Skills (budgeting, applying for benefits, accessing public transportation, apartment and job searches, parenting)
- Educational/Professional Workshops and Trainings (Workforce Development, Financial Literacy, Etc.)
- Psychoeducation – individual or group education designed to increase knowledge and skills surrounding the dynamics of domestic violence, safety plans, coping techniques, and empowerment.
Domestic Violence Counseling
Individual domestic violence counseling with a licensed South Asian therapist. Designed to assist victims in their journey towards healing and well-being.
Monthly therapist-led group counseling for survivors of domestic violence. Designed to increase knowledge and discussion regarding trauma and abuse in a safe, private, environment. Allows clients to expand their social support network with peers in similar situations, in the hopes of reducing isolation.
Limited Financial Assistance
Available to active low-income clients for rent, utility assistance, transportation, legal retainers, educational and workforce development, based on a needs assessment.