Family Shelter Service Supports Children Affected by Domestic Violence

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Family Shelter Service

Founded in 1977 and located in Burr Ridge, Illinois, Codilis & Associates serves mortgage lenders and servicers throughout the state. A supporter of the Family Shelter Service, Codilis and Associates participated in its annual fundraising gala in 2013. Contributions to the Family Shelter Service enable it to increase its focus on children and improve the offerings of its Children’s Program.

The Children’s Program provides a number of resources and services to children affected by domestic violence and strives to strengthen children’s self-esteem while imparting important lessons regarding self-defense and violence alternatives. In addition, the program seeks to emphasize that children should not blame themselves for the violence occurring in their homes. Designed to serve as a safe and secure place away from the stress associated with abusive homes, the program promotes healing and quality time with loved ones.

Services offered by the program include individual and group counseling sessions for children, as well as the interactive Mom & Kids Group for mothers and children. Family Shelter Service also engages mothers and encourages them to participate in the program to obtain vital resources and information. The center’s staff help mothers understand the effects of domestic violence on children and provides assistance in finding personal strengths, improving parenting and communication skills, and developing goals for the future.


Author: Codillis & Associates

Located in Burr Ridge, Illinois, Codilis & Associates, P.C. is a respected leader in the legal area of creditor rights. Led by Senior Partner Ernest J. Codilis, Jr., Codilis & Associates specializes in real estate law, particularly in the areas of bankruptcy, building court, evictions, foreclosure, and real estate owned property. Combining expertise in client services and technological innovations, Codilis & Associates provides services supported by the most technologically advanced systems and equipment available, such as LenStar, NETtrak, FIS Desktop, NewImage Express(TM), inter alia. An active member of the wider legal and mortgage banking community, Codilis & Associates maintains memberships in the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (FHLMC) Designated Counsel for Illinois, the Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA) Retained Attorney Network for Illinois, the Mortgage Bankers Association of America, and The Chicago Bar Association. Beyond legal practice, Codilis & Associates is highly involved in a number of charitable organizations dedicated to helping disadvantaged children, including Cambodia’s Hope, Mercy House, and World Vision, Inc. Codilis & Associates also recently donated to the Attorney’s Title Guaranty Fund, Inc.’s efforts to assist homeowners in danger of foreclosure.

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