BENEFITING: Connections for Abused Women and Their Children
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Connections for Abused Women and their Children (CAWC) is celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2017. CAWC is the first nonprofit in the Chicago area to serve victims of domestic violence. In FY2017, CAWC provided ...
- Shelter to 352 adults and children
- Trained staff and volunteers who answered 3,264 Hotline calls
- Walk-in and scheduled domestic violence counseling and supportive services to
347 adults and children
- Counseling and supportive services to 174 adults, as well as training and
information to 1,992 healthcare providers and others at Stroger and Northwestern
- Counseling and supportive services to 136 adults at Haymarket Center
- Training and outreach to 4,800 professionals and community stakeholders.
You likely know someone who is a survivor of domestic violence -- only she/he never told you, because most DV survivors remain silent.
Nationally, 1 in 4 women have been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. When you include the children in these relationships who have witnessed this abuse or have themelves been brutalized, the numbers go much higher. Include men and members of the LGBTQ community who are victims of domestic violence, the numbers get higher still. Because few people realize the magnitude of the domestic violence crisis, there are relatively few dollars allocated and given to help survivors. In Illinois, because of this lack of resources, domestic violence agencies statewide turned away over 3,600 adults and 4,200 children seeking shelter last year.
Please join CAWC's Purple Purse Challenge team, and share our messages with your network of colleagues, friends, family and others you know. Your gifts to CAWC through the Purple Purse Challenge will go farther, enabling CAWC to help more adult and child survivors of domestic violence. THANK YOU!