Please verify the information in each listing with the provider.A Safe Place (Zion, IL) As the leading advocate for eliminating domestic violence in northern Illinois, A Safe Place provides information and training about domestic violence to students, professionals and the general community.In 1986, Between Friends was founded by volunteers from the National Council of Jewish Women and the North Shore Junior League of Evanston as a small grantmaking body dedicated to raising funds for local domestic violence programs.Today, Between Friends’ comprehensive programs and services include a toll-free Crisis Line (800-603-HELP), direct crisis intervention services for individuals and families, counseling for victims and their children, court advocacy, and prevention and education efforts, including healthcare education and our extensive teen dating violence prevention program, REACH (Relationship Education: A Choice for Hope).The Bureau also supports services to reduce and prevent domestic violence through education to abusers and assistance to the court system.Center on Halsted (formerly Horizons Community Services) (Chicago, IL – North Side) Center on Halsted LGBTQ Violence Resource Line was created in response to the growing need for victim assistance for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV-positive (LGBTQH) people.Each year, we work with thousands of individuals through these programs, all offered free of charge.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.
It serves LGBTQ victims, witnesses, and friends of those who have experienced bias/discrimination, or domestic, sexual, hate or police violence in the Chicago area.
Participants experienced high levels of training satisfaction, significant increases in relationship knowledge and self-efficacy related to conflict resolution.
They also experienced a significant improvement in attitudes toward couple violence in the desired direction.
Dating Violence Prevention Program educates and heighten young adults' awareness of dating violence/domestic violence and offers tools to aid in building healthy relationships.
Through prevention and education, the program aims to break the cycle of violence by providing alternatives to the roles of victim and perpetrator.