Metropolitan Family Services Holds Domestic Violence and Breast Cancer Awareness Events

Survivors Honored with One-Woman Play, Poetry Reading & Balloon Release

Metropolitan Family Services, a leading provider of human services in Chicago, is holding two events to observe Domestic Violence and Breast Cancer Awareness in October. Both events take place at Metropolitan’s Calumet Center, 235 E. 103rd St., Chicago.

Scheduled Events:

Thursday, Oct. 25, 5:30 to 7:45 p.m.

Take part in a night of storytelling, healing and empowerment, as the one-woman play, “The Journal from the South Suburban Family Shelter,” brings to life the account of a young girl’s abusive relationship with her boyfriend.

And, witness the strength of domestic violence survivors, who also are former Metropolitan Family Services clients, as they speak of their victories through conversation and poetry readings.

This program is presented with the 005th District DV Subcommittee, Childhood Exposure to Violence and the Family Violence Intervention Program, and is funded in part by the Chicago Department of Family Support Services, Community Development Block Grant, Illinois Department of Human Services, and Department of Justice.

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Metropolitan will host a balloon release honoring the victims, survivors and families affected by breast cancer and domestic violence. This program is funded in part by the Chicago Department of Family Support Services, Community Development Block Grant, Illinois Department of Human Services, and Department of Justice.

For more information about these events, contact Tonia Butler, program supervisor at the Calumet Center, at 773-371-3686.

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