Hospital Crisis Intervention Project


Whether services are provided at bedside or in follow up after a medical visit or through training of hospital personnel, The Hospital Crisis Intervention Project (HCIP) services are critical to empowering victims to begin to take control of their lives.

HCIP, housed at John Stroger Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, provides quality direct services to female and male victims of domestic violence at the critical time in which they seek health care.

The goals of HCIP are: 1) To provide quality on-site crisis intervention and counseling to domestic violence victims at the moment they look for medical care; 2) To train healthcare providers to identify, assess and effectively refer victims of abuse; and 3) To improve the healthcare system’s response to domestic violence victims through trainings, outreach and representing client interests as a member of public committees and task forces.

Please continue doing this job. This is very important for all the patients.
— An Emergency Room Nurse at John Stroger Hospital