Community Services

Community Presentations

Hamdard’s Outreach and Education department manages all types of community education, including professional development, training, and providing expert speakers for community events.

Outreach efforts are also made to raise awareness and to educate the target population further about available community resources and the availability of Hamdard’s programs and services.

If you are interested in having Hamdard give a presentation to your local organization or group, please contact our Communications Coordinator at bpettigrew@hamdardcenter.org or call (630) 835-1430 x223.

Creatively Empowered Women

CEW Design Studio is a Chicago based art therapy social enterprise serving refugee and immigrant women. CEW (Creatively Empowered Women) provides a welcoming space for sewing, knitting, crocheting and art sessions that enhance life skills and cultivate a sense of community.

CEW promotes holistic well-being through skill sharing and fellowship. Craft and fabrication develop social capital and empower women by offering practical, economic and emotional support.

To learn more please visit Creatively Powered Women.

Health Education

Hamdard’s health education department provides information and programming to both our patients and the communities we serve. In our clinic, our health educators focus on ways to manage patient’s diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure through the promotion of healthy behaviors at monthly sessions. Health educators work along with the providers to ensure the patient’s health conditions improve with healthy eating and adequate exercise. In the community, Hamdard develops and implements programs to improve health outcomes for prevalent issues. Hamdard is able to host programs focusing on healthy relationships for preteens and teenagers as well as nutrition education and support groups.

Domestic Violence Services

Hamdard Center has been providing culturally tailored multilingual services to domestic violence victims since 1993. The goal of Hamdard’s Domestic Violence Program is: To incorporate the principles of empowerment, preserve the victims’ dignity, and foster their sense of worth. The program maximizes victims’ safety and promotes and encourages victims’ efforts to regain control over their lives. The program achieves its goal by: 1) preventing and reducing domestic violence and abuse as well as promoting a life free from violence; 2) increasing the safety and protection of domestic violence victims from our target populations; and 3) promoting self-sufficiency and independence of domestic violence victims from our target populations.

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