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.

The Bureau also supports services to reduce and prevent domestic violence through education to abusers and assistance to the court system.

Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network (Chicago, IL – Downtown/Central) The Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network (CMBWN) is a collaborative membership organization dedicated to improving the lives of those impacted by domestic violence through education, public policy and advocacy, and the connection of community members to direct service providers.

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.

AVP is the only LGBTQ-specific program committed to addressing violence against and within LGBTQ communities in Illinois.

Life Span is also committed to reducing community acceptance and tolerance of abuse and increasing community awareness of domestic violence and sexual violence.

Life Span provides community education and technical assistance to ensure responsive and appropriate treatment and delivery of public services to victims of domestic and sexual violence.

Crisis Center for South Suburbia (Tinley Park, IL) The Crisis Center for South Suburbia is a non-profit community organization that provides emergency shelter and other essential services for individuals and families victimized by domestic violence and addresses the societal issues that contribute to domestic violenc Family Rescue (Chicago, IL – South Side, Downtown/Central) Family Rescue is dedicated to eliminating domestic violence in the Chicago community by providing comprehensive support services and shelter to victims of domestic violence; particularly to abused women and their children; engaging in advocacy to promote future system change and encouraging prevention through community education.

House of the Good Shepherd (Chicago, IL) House of the Good Shepherd offers an intensive residential recovery program for women with children who are struggling to overcome the trauma of domestic violence.

All services are free and available to survivors regardless of race, religion, ethnic origin, or socioeconomic status.

A large proportion of Apna Ghar’s clients are immigrants from India, Pakistan and other Asian and African countries.

All services are available to those in heterosexual, homosexual and bisexual relationships.

Our DVCAP advocacy programs provide services in Spanish and English.

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.