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.
Today, Between Friends’ comprehensive programs and services include a toll-free Crisis Line (800-603-HELP), direct crisis intervention services for individuals and families, counseling for victims and their children, court advocacy, and prevention and education efforts, including healthcare education and our extensive teen dating violence prevention program, REACH (Relationship Education: A Choice for Hope).
Each year, we work with thousands of individuals through these programs, all offered free of charge.
If you or someone you know has experienced discrimination, or domestic, sexual, hate or police violence, please contact the LGBTQ Violence Resource Line at 773-871-CARE (2273).
Chicago LGBT Youth Resource Guide A guide containing further organizations promoting activism, drop-in programs, legal services, outreach and housing opportunities for youth in Chicago.
Crisis Center for South Suburbia (Tinley Park, IL) The Crisis Center for South Suburbia is a non-profit community organization that provides emergency shelter and other essential services for individuals and families victimized by domestic violence and addresses the societal issues that contribute to domestic violenc Family Rescue (Chicago, IL – South Side, Downtown/Central) Family Rescue is dedicated to eliminating domestic violence in the Chicago community by providing comprehensive support services and shelter to victims of domestic violence; particularly to abused women and their children; engaging in advocacy to promote future system change and encouraging prevention through community education.
House of the Good Shepherd (Chicago, IL) House of the Good Shepherd offers an intensive residential recovery program for women with children who are struggling to overcome the trauma of domestic violence.
We work for social change through education, service collaboration and institutional advocacy.
The line can provide callers with safety planning, information and referrals, personal, legal and media advocacy, public outreach and education, and reporting assistance.
There are no fees for Violence Resource Line services.
Illinois Department of Human Services Bureau of Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention The Bureau of Domestic & Sexual Violence Prevention supports comprehensive, community-based services to reduce the incidence of domestic and sexual violence and to ensure that survivors have acccess to safety, medical care, crisis support, legal advocacy and counseling services for themselves and their significant others.
The Bureau also supports services to reduce and prevent domestic violence through education to abusers and assistance to the court system.