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.
Some have suffered the traumas of war and dislocation in addition to domestic violence, and 85 percent are low-income.
To meet clients’ needs, services are culturally appropriate and provided in multiple languages.
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.
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.
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.
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.