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We are living in a very exciting time, when a disease that has plagued our society for thousands of years, can finally be cured: Domestic Violence. As Violence Prevention Educators, we've held workshops, trainings, and classes on everything from child sexual abuse education for 1st graders, teen dating violence education, . We believe the vaccine to Domestic Violence is prevention education that challenges toxic norms and expectations. Though the YWCA Evanston North Shore offers a very wide range of services for survivors of domestic violence, ultimately, we hope to stop it BEFORE it starts. Help us continue to reach more and more young people and educate them on alternatives to violence, and the beauty of being warriors for peace!
YWCA Evanston/North Shore is the only comprehensive residential domestic violence service provider in the northeastern Chicago metropolitan area. Focusing on immediate responses and long-term solutions to domestic violence, services are multi-faceted and each fills a critical need in helping women break free from violence, heal and go on to lead self- sufficient lives. Reaching over 800 women and children annually, services include:
- crisis intervention
- emergency shelter for women and their children
- community-based counseling
- long-term supportive housing for survivors
- legal advocacy
- medical advocacy
- financial literacy education
- relationship violence prevention
- batterer intervention program
Access to services, counseling, and legal advocacy make a real difference in survivors’ ability to safely break free from violence, heal from abuse and lead self-sufficient lives. For survivors in our 16-community catchment area, the services provided by YWCA Evanston/ North Shore are critical.
Your gift in any amount will make a difference. Thank you!