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Where to Find Help

UPDATED April 1, 2010

Chicago Area Programs


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Apna Ghar, Domestic Violence Shelter
4753 North Broadway
Suite 632
Chicago, IL 60640
Hotline: 1-800-717-0757
Phone: Office: 773-334-0137
Web: http://www.apnaghar.org
Email: info@apnaghar.org
Apna Ghar is a domestic violence shelter serving primarily Asian and Middle Eastern women and children.

Between Friends
P.O. Box 608548
Chicago, IL 60660
Hotline: (800) 603-4357
Phone: 773-274-5232
Web: http://www.betweenfriendschicago.org
Between friends is a non profit agency that provides education, support, counseling, and advocacy services to prevent domestic violence.

Connections for Abused Women and their Children
1116 N. Kedzie, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60647-7316
Hotline: (773) 278-4566 (24 hours)
Phone: (773) 489-9081 Administrative Office
Phone: 773-278-4114 TTY
Web: http://www.cawc.org
Email: cawcadmin@mindspring.com
CAWC provides a shelter for women and children, counseling, and advocacy, and a 24 hr hotline for people affected by domestic violence

Family Rescue
Po BOX 17528
Chicago, IL 60617
Hotline: 800-360-6619 (24 hours) *Hablamos Espanol
Phone: (773) 375-1918
Web: http://www.familyrescueinc.org
Email: administration@familyrescueinc.org
Family Rescue provides support services and shelter for domestic violence victims.

Jane Addams Hull House Association
1030 W. Van Buren
Chicago, IL 60607
Hotline: (773) 561-3500
Phone: (773) 561-6119 TTY
Phone: 312-906-8600
Fax: (312) 235-5287
Web: http://www.hullhouse.org
Services are offered at no charge and are completely confidential to ensure client safety. All services are available to those in heterosexual, homosexual and bisexual relationships.

Korean American Women in Need (KAN-WIN)
P.O. Box 59133
Chicago, IL 60659
Hotline: (773) 583-0880
Phone: 773-583-1392
Fax: 773-583-2454
Web: http://www.kanwin.org
Email: info@kanwin.org
Korean American Women in Need provides free comprehensive services to women and children affected by domestic violence such as emergency shelter placement, referrals, on-line counseling, support groups and more. All programs are bilingual.

Life Span
20 E. Jackson Blvd. Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60604
Hotline: (847) 824-4454 (English and Spanish) (847) 824-1158 (Polish)
Phone: (312) 408-1210
Fax: (312) 408-1223
Web: http://www.life-span.org/
Email: life-span@life-span.org
Provides free legal services for issues related to domestic violence and sexual assault including direct legal representation (in both English and Spanish) in actions for orders of protection, custody, visitation, and child support to Illinois residents including immigrants who are suffering from domestic violence that do not have legal immigration documents. Also provides domestic violence training for those interested in helping others and counseling for adults, teens, and children who have suffered from or been exposed to domestic violence.

Metropolitan Family Services
One North Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60602
Hotline: (312) 986-4000
Email: contactus@metrofamily.org
Locations throughout Illinois. The staff of Metropolitan Family Services include clinical social workers and counselors, case managers, mental health professionals, early childhood educators and lawyers that provide counsel and services.

Mujeres Latinas en Accion
2124 W. 21st Place
Chicago, IL 60608
Hotline: (312) 738-5358
Phone: (773) 890-7676
Fax: (773) 890-7650
Web: http://www.mujereslatinasenaccion.org
Mujeres Latinas is a social service that addresses the needs of Latinas such as health, safety, culture, financial security, and women's rights.

Neopolitan Lighthouse
P.O. Box 24709
Chicago, ID 60624-0709
Hotline: (773) 722-0005
Phone: (773) 638-0228
Web: http://www.neopolitanlighthouse.org
A free program to shelter, encourage, educate and emotionally support women victims of domestic violence and their children

Pro Bono Advocates
555 W. Harrison Street Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60607
Hotline: 877-TO END DV (877-863-6338)
Phone: (312) 325-9155
Web: http://www.probonoadvocates.com
Pro Bono Advocates is a domestic violence legal clinic

Rainbow House
4149 West 26th Street
Chicago, IL 60647
Hotline: 1-877-863-6338
Phone: (773) 521-1815
Web: http://www.rainbow-house.org
Provides services through three programs: Community Resource Program, Children’s Program, and Domestic Violence Prevention and Education Program. Sites are located in the Little Village and Beverly/Morgan Park neighborhoods of Chicago, and our clients come from all over the Chicago area.

Wellspring Center for Hope
P.O. Box 368800
Chicago, IL 60636
Phone: (773) 723-2119
Web: http://wellspringcenterforhope.org
Email: wellspringctrhope1@yahoo.com
Wellspring Center for Hope provides a safe haven for women who are victimized and abused by violent partners.

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