HOPE at St. Pius V
Counseling and Family Services
HOPE at St. Pius V is the pastoral program of St. Pius V parish which promotes healthy families through culturally sensitive programming that encourages personal, spiritual and social growth in a supportive community.
HOPE at St. Pius V strengthens families by providing services for personal enrichment, healthier marriages, and a more peaceful family life. Through HOPE’s programs participants have the time and space to identify and share their common values, improve communication skills, resolve disagreements and conflicts respectfully, and work together to build communities of peace, justice and love.
- Counseling: St. Pius V has an excellent professional staff of counselors in a program called HOPE at St. Pius V which offers counseling for personal and family problems and spiritual growth. The counselors help people with problems of depression, grief, domestic violence and couples’ relationships.
- Domestic Violence Services: Seven counselors offer individual counseling, support groups, and case management for victims of domestic violence and their children. They also offer counseling and a support group to male perpetrators.
- Marriage Enrichment: The counselors offer couples classes in how to improve their relationship and grow together.
- Parenting Skills: Staff offers short courses on developing parenting skills for parents of small children and teens.
HOPE receives funding and support from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through the Department of Family and Support Services of the City of Chicago and from the Illinois Attorney General.
HOPE helps couples, whether married or living together, revitalize their relationship by providing:
- Weekly sessions of formation and reflection
- Access to a weekly support group
- An option for individual or couple’s counseling
HOPE helps parents, whether parenting alone, with a spouse or partner, or in an extended family, strengthen their relationship with their young children and teens by providing:
- 5-week course for parents of children from infancy to age 12
- 5- week course for parents with children ages 12 and older
- 23-week support group to deepen parenting skills
General Family and Individual Counseling
HOPE counselors assist individuals facing:
- Chemical addictions
- Intergenerational conflict
- General personal growth
Intrafamily Violence Prevention and Remediation
HOPE helps the whole family (those who suffer violence, perpetrate violence, or witness violence) free itself from violence and heal its wounds through:
- Individual counseling
- Support groups
- Information and referrals
- Additional social services
- Child care during group meetings
- Accompaniment to court
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