Alternatives to Violence

Alternatives to Violence seeks to end domestic violence by providing services to batterers, to hold them accountable, promote safety and justice for victims and children, and to bring about the social change necessary to end battering and all forms of domestic violence.

We know that we will not end domestic violence unless we provide a coordinated community response and a comprehensive approach that addresses both the needs of survivors and the root causes of abuse.

Alternatives to Violence is open to all men, including those referred by the Courts and those who voluntarily enroll. Men who engage in abusive behavior can and do change if they are committed and willing to devote the necessary time and energy to learn and grow.

YWCA Evanston/North Shore believes that through accountability and responsibility, and learning alternatives to violence, the cycle of violence can be broken.