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Domestic & Intimate Partner Violence

People who are surviving violence in their relationships and families may be experiencing increased isolation and danger caused by social distancing measures during the Coronavirus pandemic. Survivors often have specific needs around safety, health and confidentiality. We also realize that people who are already more vulnerable to economic and health insecurity are facing additional challenges during this unprecedented time.Local agencies continue to offer support at this time.

City of Chicago/Illinois DV Help Line (Chicago)

Referrals to DV Resources Crisis Line staff will find which shelters have openings, will transfer caller to

appropriate resources Toll-free; has access to interpreters for 180 languages

  • Hotline: 1-877-863-6338
  • TTY: 1-877-863-6339

YWCA (Evanston)

Emergency shelter and longer-term housing, support services including a 24-hour crisis line, legal advocacy,free counseling, housing support, financial education and workforce training and employment assistance.

  • Legal Advocacy: 847-470-5052
  • Hotline: 847-864-8780 or (toll free) 877-718-1868

APNA GHAR, Inc. (Chicago; Northside-Uptown; Skokie)

Emergency DV Shelter; Supervised Visitation, Counseling, Legal Advocacy – OP and DV-related, Immigration

  • Business Phone: 773-334-0173
  • Hotline: 773-334-HOME (4663)
  • 1-800-717-0757

Between Friends (Chicago; Northside-Rodger's Park)

DV Counseling (Non-Residential: Individual and Group; Women and Children), Court Advocacy (Criminal and Civil OPs in Chicago), Education and Outreach Program

  • Business Phone: 773-274-5232
  • Hotline: 800-603-4357

Centro Romero (Chicago; Northside-Rodger's Park)

All Services Provided in Spanish & Additional Services for Illegal/Undocumented Immigrants: Individual DV, Counseling, Legal Advocacy, Women's DV Support Group (Childcare provided), Legal and Immigration Services

(Immigration Services M & W 2-7pm)

  • Business Phone: 773-508-5300 ext. 13

CAWC (formerly Chicago Abused Women's Coalition, now Connections for Abused Women and their Children) (Chicago; Northwest Side-Humboldt Park)

Greenhouse Emergency DV Shelter (allows boys up to age 18), Support Groups, Legal Advocacy, Individual/Group Counseling, Walk-In Services, Hospital Crisis Intervention Program at Stroger Hospital (formerly Cook County Hospital)

  • Business Phone: 773-489-9081
  • Non-residential services P.O. Box 477916
  • Hotline: 773-278-4566 crisis, shelter intake - Chicago, IL 60647

Howard Area Community Center (Chicago; Northside-Rodger's Park)

Individual/Group DV Counseling, Legal Advocacy, Legal Clinic (1st and 3rd Tuesday night each month, specializes in family law, i.e. divorce, custody), Case Management, Employment Center, multiple other services

Kan-Win (Chicago; Northside)

Bi-lingual services (English and Korean); Transitional Housing Program, DV Counseling, Court Advocacy, Referral Services (Public Aid, Housing), Violence Prevention and Public Education

  • Business Phone: 773-583-1392
  • Hotline: 773-583-0880

Salvation Army Family Services (Chicago; Northside)

Latinx victims of domestic violence program, partner abuse intervention program, anger management program

  • Business Phone: 773-275-6233
  • 4800 N. Marine Dr., Chicago, IL 60640