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Loyola University Chicago

Center for Urban Research and Learning


In 2002, the Sara Lee Foundation funded a collaborative project between Apna Ghar Inc. and Loyola University Chicago’s Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL) to investigate:

• Effective models of service and outreach that are used to address the needs of domestic violence survivors within the context of South Asian immigrant culture and circumstance;

• The current status of policies and laws impacting immigrant women who access social services; and

• The incidence and the trends of domestic violence in Metropolitan Chicago, particularly with respect to the South Asian population.

Apna Ghar Inc. takes its name from a Hindi-Urdu phrase meaning “Our Home”, and since January 1990 has served over 4800 domestic violence clients. The mission of the organization is to provide multi-lingual, multicultural services including shelter to South Asian women and their children seeking lives free from violence.

Loyola University Chicago's Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL) is a non-traditional university research center that builds and supports collaborative research and education efforts by connecting Loyola faculty and students with community and nonprofit organizations, civic groups, & government agencies.


Center for Urban Research and Learning
Loyola University Chicago · Cuneo Hall, 4th Floor, 6430 N. Kenmore Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: 773.508.8540 · Fax: 773.508.8510 · E-mail: curlweb@luc.edu

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