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We welcome abuse survivors regardless of race, ethnic origin, economic status, religious affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.
Jane Addams Hull House – Domestic Violence Initiative (Chicago, IL – Near West Side) Jane Addams Hull House Association has a 28-year history of providing domestic violence services to the community and serves over 1,500 victims a year.
Center on Halsted (formerly Horizons Community Services) (Chicago, IL – North Side) Center on Halsted LGBTQ Violence Resource Line was created in response to the growing need for victim assistance for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV-positive (LGBTQH) people.
AVP is the only LGBTQ-specific program committed to addressing violence against and within LGBTQ communities in Illinois.
Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network (Chicago, IL – Downtown/Central) The Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network (CMBWN) is a collaborative membership organization dedicated to improving the lives of those impacted by domestic violence through education, public policy and advocacy, and the connection of community members to direct service providers.
The Bureau also supports services to reduce and prevent domestic violence through education to abusers and assistance to the court system.
We promote healing and recovery for the mothers and children we serve, and empower the women to become self-sufficient so they can live thriving lives, free from poverty and violence.
Our services include individual, family, and group counseling; classes in domestic violence, substance abuse, wellness, and positive parenting; a Learning Center where women work on education and job readiness; training in budgeting and money management to ensure financial stability; and an Aftercare Program with support groups and services that promote long-term recovery.
Through multi-faceted programs we assist victims in transforming their lives after domestic violence, prevent future abuse by addressing its root cause through abuser intervention programs, and educate the community about domestic violence and how we can all be involved in its end.
Apna Ghar (Chicago, IL – North Side) Apna Ghar provides emergency shelter and transitional housing, along with a range of supportive services, to survivors of domestic abuse in the Chicago area.