If you need immediate assistance please call our 24-hr. toll-free crisis line at 877.718.1868. If you need legal advocacy: 847.470.5052.
Domestic Violence Program
We strive to ensure that all survivors of domestic violence who turn to us find the safety and support they need to take the next step to break free from abuse.
We provide an environment that is safe, welcoming, and meets survivors wherever they are in their journey. We help survivors increase their access to economic resources and legal protections. And we help them strengthen their emotional capacity to address the many complex issues they will face in recovering from the traumatic effects of violence and financial abuse, and rebuilding their lives.
If you or someone you know needs help, call 847-864-8780 or (toll free) 877-718-1868.
Emergency shelter and longer-term housing allows survivors time to begin to heal and enable them to secure economic resources and stability.
A full range of services are available to residents in shelter and longer-term housing as well as to those in the community who've experienced abuse.
A Survivor's Story
Sarah tells her story of how staying at our domestic violence shelter changed the course of her life.
YWCA Domestic Violence Services
YWCA's were among the first organizations to found shelters for survivors of domestic violence.