1331 W Albion Avenue, Chicago, IL 60626
Main: (773) 381-4070
Kovler Center provides comprehensive medical, mental health and social services, such as primary care services, psychiatric treatment, psychotherapy, and forensic evaluations for political asylum cases. Additionally, Kovler Center supports community-building activities, including a bi-monthly cooking group for survivors, involvement in a community garden, opportunities to receive tutoring from volunteers, and periodic outings to free cultural events within the City of Chicago. The majority of Kovler Center’s clients come to the U.S. seeking political asylum.
Kovler Center staff will determine eligibility for services in a brief screening with referred persons. Those eligible will be victims of politically-sanctioned torture and immediate family members. Torture is defined as the deliberate infliction of severe physical or psychological pain carried out by anyone acting in an official capacity for purposes of extracting a confession, punishment, intimidation, or discrimination.
Kovler Center operates with a small staff, both full-time and part-time, and a large network of volunteers. Staff includes three case managers (one is a 10-month Americorps volunteer), a clinical social worker, a psychologist clinical supervisor, a part-time occupational therapist, three part-time clinical psychologists, a part-time psychiatrist, a part-time nurse practitioner, a patient support specialist, and four staff covering research, development and administration. Many of our treatment services are provided by volunteers and students.
To make a referral contact case manager Reshad Amini at (224) 479-2704 or firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a screening.
Hours of Service
Monday through Friday 9:00 – 5:00.
Kovler has a large network of volunteer interpreters and makes every effort to provide translation in the language preferred by the client.