The Chicago Safe Start program at Metropolitan Family Services provides support and counseling services to families that have children 0 to 6 years of age that have been affected by violence at home, in the community and by the media. Family, group and individual counseling is available.
The Safe Start team is starting a new 10-week program called The Baby 1st Group. Beginning Monday, May 4, 2009, these weekly sessions will meet from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Department of Human Services located at 837 W. 119th Street. The Baby 1st Group will help parents with infants and toddlers three years old and under in the areas of child development, self esteem, and exposure to violence. Parents are encouraged to bring their children to the meetings.
If you know of any children that are being affected by domestic, community or media violence, contact Intake Department at Metropolitan Family Services at 773-731-3642. Also, parents with infants and toddlers three years old and under are encouraged to attend The Baby 1st Group that begins on Monday, May 4, 2009.
Note from the Editor:
This information was shared on As Not Seen on TV because I am almost certain that many people are not aware of Metropolitan Family Services or the wonderful programs they offer. Visit their site at http://www.metrofamily.org for more information. The Calumet Center is located at 235 E. 103rd Street.