ADVANCING TRAUMA INFORMED APPROACHES TO GUN VIOLENCE THROUGH INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT, COMMUNITY COLLABORATION, AND ADVOCACY.
FCI provides victim services, case management, and counseling that is needed by survivors of gun violence and their families after the survivor is discharged from the hospital.
We understand the developing needs of gunshot violence survivors in our community and are committed to helping them. FCI services directly and indirectly impacted survivors beginning anytime within the 2-year window of being harmed. FCI will service those clients for one year after their intake date, with weekly check-ins for the first month and then monthly for the remainder of the year.
FCI services and referrals for survivors include:
Completing Illinois Crime Victim Compensation Act paperwork
Financial Help for Emergency Needs
Job Training and Assistance
Continuing Education Support and Referrals
Referrals for Counseling Services
The Experience of Being Shot Can Have Severe Effects On A Person's Life Such As:
Continued visits and admissions to hospitals
Loss of Wages, Housing, Daycare, Utilities, and Transportation
Depression, Anxiety, Isolation, PTSD
Need for Relocation
Children being cared for by someone else
Need for a caregiver
Areas We Serve
Woodlawn, South Shore, Washington Park, Greater Grand Crossing, Jackson Park, and Hyde Park