Mission: Mutual Ground, Inc. provides services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Kendall and southern Kane Counties. All services are victim centered and focus on advocacy that empowers each individual to make their own decisions. Mutual Ground believes that victims are not responsible or accountable for these crimes, therefore, all services are free and confidential. Mutual Ground recognizes the importance of working to eliminate the root causes of the cycles of abuse. We believe education is the key in the prevention of domestic violence and sexual assault several proactive programs are offered that are tailored to fit our philosophy that social change is necessary in preventing these crimes.
Target demographics: victims of domestic violence and sexual assault
Geographic areas served: Aurora, Kendall County, Southern Kane
Programs: transitional help, empowerment, and shelter while in transition.
I am a volunteer at Mutual Ground as a yoga and meditation teacher. I have been doing this for almost 10 years. When I first contacted MG about teaching yoga, they welcomed me with open arms, intuitively knowing how yoga and meditation could help their clientele. MG works so hard in my community for DV and sexual assault victims, it is heartbreaking that they have to go begging for money. They do such great work!
The group leader with whom I work with for the Hispanic Women;s Support Group is totally supportive of what I have to offer her group. She would love to have more classes like I offer at MG, but there is no money for an expanded yoga therapy program. I only wish that they could get more money to have a weekly yoga class as right now I can only come once a month and that is not enough. The women themselves want yoga more than once a month. MG's strength is that they are open to new modalities to help their clientele, they can think outside the box.