National Child Abuse Prevention Month: What you need to know? FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kristine ScottPhone: (708) 794-2140 ext. 311Email: National Child Abuse Prevention Month: What you need to know? Homewood, Illinois (April 13, 2022) April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and Anew: Building Beyond Violence and Abuse recognizes the importance of families […]

Stability for Survivors: Freedom Through Financial Empowerment

10.19.22 by United Way of Metro Chicago You start working shifts as a cashier at the grocery store. After receiving your first pay, you check the joint bank account you share with your spouse. You’re shocked to see the balance is low. Your spouse tells you they’ve opened a new account and have transferred all […]

Letter to the Editor FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: October 19th, 2022  Contact: Jennifer Gabrenya Executive DirectorAnew: Building Beyond Violence and Abuse 708-794-2140 LETTER TO THE EDITORAs incidents of domestic violence continue to be ever present in our local media, we feel compelled to continue lifting up the realities of abuse and inform our communities that […]

SSFS continues services for those in domestic violence situations

By: Carole Sharwarko HF Chronicle March 25, 2020 Although Illinois has a “shelter in place” directive, South Suburban Family Shelter (SSFS) is still offering services to individuals and families who are in domestic violence situations. Kris Scott of SSFS said the bilingual 24-hour hotline is always open for those in crisis and in need of […]

Chamber of Commerce heads up 3-village holiday charity effort

By: Carole Sharwarko HF Chronicle November 16, 2019 The Homewood Area Chamber of Commerce (HACC),  in cooperation with the villages of Homewood, Flossmoor and Glenwood, will conduct a charitable drive to support three local groups this holiday season. The Village of Homewood will collect items to support the South Suburban Family Shelter (SSFS), the Village of Flossmoor […]