Life Span is also committed to reducing community acceptance and tolerance of abuse and increasing community awareness of domestic violence and sexual violence.Life Span provides community education and technical assistance to ensure responsive and appropriate treatment and delivery of public services to victims of domestic and sexual violence.We welcome abuse survivors regardless of race, ethnic origin, economic status, religious affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.
Between Friends (formerly Friends of Battered Women and Their Children) (Chicago, IL – North Side) Between Friends is a nonprofit agency dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence and building a community free of abuse.
In 1986, Between Friends was founded by volunteers from the National Council of Jewish Women and the North Shore Junior League of Evanston as a small grantmaking body dedicated to raising funds for local domestic violence programs.
All services are free and available to survivors regardless of race, religion, ethnic origin, or socioeconomic status.
A large proportion of Apna Ghar’s clients are immigrants from India, Pakistan and other Asian and African countries.
A Safe Place (Zion, IL) As the leading advocate for eliminating domestic violence in northern Illinois, A Safe Place provides information and training about domestic violence to students, professionals and the general community.
A Safe Place is the sole provider of services exclusively addressing domestic violence in Lake County, Illinois.
By providing quality services, Hull House is a safe haven that is responsive to victims’ needs as they become self-sufficient and have lives free of violence and abuse.
All of our domestic violence services are offered at no charge and are completely confidential to ensure client safety.
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.
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.