Safe Start – Heartland Alliance

Safe Start

Heartland Safe Start, a project of Violence Recovery Services, provides early childhood clinical intervention and education to very young children and their families who have been exposed to violence or trauma.  We provide case management, counseling, community education, and technical assistance on issues impacting children exposed to violence (CEV).  We focus on the Chicago communities of Lakeview, Uptown, Edgewater and Rogers Park, as well as McKinley Park and its neighboring communities.




























Services Offered:

  •  Case management
  •  Substance use treatment
  •  Laundry facility on premises
  •  Counseling:  Children, Family, Parent/Child, Adult
  •  Training and Technical Assistance 

   
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Exposed to trauma or violence
  • Young children (ages 0-5) and their families

   
Fees:

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All services are free of charge.

   
Applying for Services:

Contact program for screening.

   
Referral and Intake:

  • Participants will complete a comprehensive intake and assessment to determine the most appropriate level of services needed.


   
Contact Information:

Phone: 773.728.5960 x6224
Fax: 773.728.6929
E-mail: safestart@heartlandalliance.org

   
Address:

  • 4411 North Ravenswood Avenue
    Chicago IL 60640
  • 2106 W. 35th Street, Chicago, IL 60608

   
Directions:

Uptown neighborhood

   
Hours:

  • 8:30 am – 5:00 pm with evening appointments available to accommodate after hour schedules.
  • For Domestic Violence emergencies contact the Chicago Domestic Violence Helpline:  (877) TO END DV or (877) 863-6338
  • For Sexual Assault emergencies contact the Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline:  (888) 293-2080

   
Languages:

With advanced notice, Heartland Alliance services can be provided in more than 35 different languages.

   
Appointments:

This program takes appointments.

Appointments are required to receive services.

   
Walk In Accepted: This program does not accept walk-ins.
   
Program Aliases:

  • Heartland Safe Start Council
  • SFS
  • Safe from the Start

   
Additional Information:

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