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A Makeover for Kovler Center!

IKEA Help us to continue to make a difference. Marjorie Kovler Center is participating in the 5th annual "IKEA Life Improvement Co-Worker Challenge," a program that gives us the chance to win a makeover from IKEA Schaumburg. This makeover will help us create a space for Kovler Center that is functional, inviting, and well-designed--a place where our participants can feel welcome and comfortable.

Participating is simple. All you have to do is go to the IKEA voting site to vote for Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center (scroll to IL-Schaumburg Store). You can vote for Kovler Center with any email once a day (multiple emails, multiple votes!) from February 16th until March 2nd. It's that easy! Yet it will mean the world to us.

On behalf of survivors of torture rebuilding their lives in Chicago and beyond, we are grateful to you for taking the time out of your day to vote.

Marjorie Kovler Center Staff

Help us to continue to make a difference. Marjorie Kovler Center is participating in the 5th annual "IKEA Life Improvement Co-Worker Challenge," a program that gives us the chance to win a makeover from IKEA Schaumburg. This makeover will help us create a space for Kovler Center that is functional, inviting, and well-designed--a place where our participants can feel welcome and comfortable.

Participating is simple. All you have to do is go to the IKEA voting site to vote for Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center (scroll to IL-Schaumburg Store). You can vote for Kovler Center with any email once a day (multiple emails, multiple votes!) from February 16th until March 2nd. It's that easy! Yet it will mean the world to us.

On behalf of survivors of torture rebuilding their lives in Chicago and beyond, we are grateful to you for taking the time out of your day to vote.

Marjorie Kovler Center


 


The National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs 7th Annual Research Symposium

Torture: Clinical, Community & Policy Interventions & Outcomes

The symposium will be held on March 4, 2015 in Washington, DC.

Click here for more information and to register »


Save the Dates for Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center Events!

 

Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center's 4th Annual Friendraiser!

Rev. Brew.Join us on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, from 6:00PM - 8:00PM at the Brewers' Launge at Revolution Brewing, 2323 North Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60647. Tickets start at $35. Buy your ticket now. The funds raised will help survivors of torture to rebuild their lives.

Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center's Spring Benefit!

Benefit logoJoin us on Thursday, April 23, 2015, from 6:00PM - 9:00PM, at the Woman's Club of Evanston for our Spring Benefit and presentation of the Robert H. Kirschner Award for Global Activism to epidemiologist and human rights advocate Les RobertsPurchase your tickets or become a sponsor here. Have an auction item? Download the auction donation form hereSponsorship forms and Program Book Ad/Tribute forms are available for downloading. We can't wait to see you in the Spring! 


Marjorie Kovler Center commemorates Human Rights Day!

Article 5 of UDHROn December 10th we've commemorated Human Rights Day, proclaimed in 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly "to bring to the attention of the peoples of the world the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations." 

Since 1987, Kovler Center has been dedicated to serving survivors of politically-sponsored torture, a devastating human rights violation. Upholding Article 5 of the UDHR, Kovler Center also advocates for the end of torture worldwide.

We are grateful to the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture, the Office of Refugee Resettlement, and the private foundations who fund our essential work for survivors of torture. But we are especially thankful for friends like you who have opened their eyes and their hearts to recognize our life-changing work. We thank you for your past support and hope that you will consider Kovler Center in your end-of-year giving.

 Your gift in any denomination will directly support Kovler Center's healing services. We especially appreciate gifts in the following amounts:

*$50 will cover a survivor's monthly transit costs for medical and therapy appointments.
*$200 will support a month of International Cooking Groups that feed 80 participants.
*$500 will cover a year's supply of prescription drugs for several uninsured survivors.
*$1,000 will provide emergency financial assistance to participants in crisis.
*$3,500 will cover the costs of healing one survivor for a year.

As long as torture persists, and as long as survivors make the courageous decision to flee their countries and make the perilous journey to find a safe new home, we will exist: to provide essential services; to welcome them to a new community; and to uphold and reflect the dignity that we all deserve. Please consider commemorating Human Rights Day with a gift to Kovler Center.

On behalf of all of us at Marjorie Kovler Center, I wish you happy and healthy holidays and thank you for your support.  

Mary Lynn Everson, MS, LCPC

Senior Director, Marjorie Kovler Center



 Please consider a gift in support of survivors of torture

We believe

 

 

"Without Kovler Center, I don't know what would have become of me."

These words from one survivor echo the sentiments of so many more. Help us continue to provide essential services by making a tax-deductible donation.

 

 


 


 

Watch the latest video about our work!

 


Learn More: Andrea

When Andrea's husband was kidnapped by Guatemalan soldiers in 1984, she fled the country in fear of her own life, leaving behind two young sons. She never saw her husband again, and the experience haunted her. At the Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center, Andrea—and her sons who followed her years later—accessed counseling for the anxiety, fear and depression that the experience caused. Like many of the clients of this special facility for the survivors of torture, Andrea also received legal and other social services—and today she is pursuing justice for her husband's legacy, one of more than 45,000 Guatemalans who have become "disappeared."


 

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If you want to learn more about Marjorie Kovler Center please come for a tour of the Center. Tours are given Mondays through Wednesdays, during regular Center hours, by appointment.

Please contact Judith Weinstein, Associate Director of Development, at jweinstein@heartlandalliance.org to schedule a visit.