Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center

The Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center is a treatment program devoted to the recovery and healing of individuals, families, and communities affected by torture. The comprehensive model of care includes, but is not limited to: mental health, medical care, case management, and interpretation and translation services. Our treatment approach is based on the key principles of empowerment, community building, and multidisciplinary services. Our staff and network of volunteers provide culturally competent care that enhance the natural resiliency of torture survivors and assists them in rebuilding their lives in Chicago.

Services Offered
  • Mental health care
  • Medical care
  • Forensic evaluation
  • Body-based therapies
  • Occupational therapy
  • Case management
  • Interpretation and translation for services delivered
  • Legal referrals
Eligibility Criteria
  • Primary survivors of physical and psychological torture committed abroad under the color of the law
  • Family members of primary torture survivors

No fees for services.

Applying for Services

Contact program to arrange an appointment for a screening interview.

Referral and Intake
  • Screening interview for program eligibility
  • Complete intake will be conducted by clinical staff member
Contact Information

General number 773.381.4070
For appointments call case management 773.751.4035 or 4036
Fax: 773.381.4073
E-mail: kovler@heartlandalliance.org


1331 West Albion Avenue
Chicago IL 60626


Rogers Park neighborhood

Near Loyola CTA Red Line stop. Walk one block north on Sheridan Road to Albion Avenue, then two blocks west to 1331 West Albion.

Bus #147 Outer Drive Express or #151 Sheridan to Albion, walk west two blocks to 1331 West Albion.


Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Hours available Monday – Friday evenings as needed


Languages spoken by staff: English, Spanish, French, Russian, Khmer

Interpreters are provided in other languages as needed with on-site interpreters in more than 35 different languages and with telephonic interpreters in more than 70 languages.


This program takes appointments.
Appointments are required to receive services.

Walk Ins Accepted

This program does not accept walk-ins.

Additional Information