Crisis Center for South Suburbia Welcomes Keshia Ellis as the New Director of Community Services

Crisis Center for South Suburbia Welcomes Keshia Ellis as the New Director of Community Services

Crisis Center for South Suburbia Welcomes Keshia Ellis as the New Director of Community Services (Chicago Southland) – The Crisis Center for South Suburbia is excited to welcome a new Director of Community Services, Keshia Ellis. Ellis brings a wealth of knowledge related to homelessness prevention and community-based housing, as well as a great deal of experience working with government agencies, community service providers, and non-profits.

In her new role, Ellis will oversee community-based housing programs for survivors of domestic violence. “We currently have nearly 50 apartments scattered throughout the south suburbs. This housing gives domestic violence survivors a real chance for independence and a life free from violence and fear,” said Ellis.

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Ellis is also responsible for the Emergency Services program which provides financial support to survivors who are in crisis and do not have the resources to meet their immediate needs. This includes funds for temporary hotel stays, rent assistance, lock changes, vouchers for transportation, and more.

Ellis is an alumnus of Western Illinois University and received her Master of Public Administration from Governors State University. She is also currently a doctoral candidate in the non-profit leadership program at Governors State. “Homelessness is an epidemic in our country. Add to that the challenges of providing trauma-informed care to survivors who have no place to go because they fled a violent home and you can see that we have our work cut out for us,” said Ellis.

Last Year at the Crisis Center

Last year, the Crisis Center for South Suburbia provided over 28,000 hours of services and directly impacted over 2,000 domestic violence survivors. Plans are currently in the works to expand services to better meet the needs of Chicago’s south suburban communities. The Crisis Center for South Suburbia’s services are free and include a 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter, housing, counseling, advocacy, prevention, and education. Visit www.crisisctr.org, or if you are a victim of domestic violence call 708-429-SAFE.

Crisis Center for South Suburbia Welcomes Keshia Ellis as the New Director of Community Services

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