Provides affordable housing, counseling, and supportive services for survivors of domestic violence and/or human trafficking and their children. Eligibility: Must be low income and victim of domestic violence and/or human trafficking.
Refuge for Women is a non-proit, faith based organization providing specialized long-term care for women who have escaped human trafficking or sexual exploitation. With multiple locations across the U.S., Refuge for Women offers up to twelve months of safe housing, at no charge to the resident, with around the clock care as clients progress through evidence-based, trauma-informed programming. The compassionate staff is trained to help residents work through the program to reclaim their identities and reach their goals to overcome addictions, heal from trauma and develop life skills leading to healthy, balanced living and financial independence. Refuge for Women strives to help each woman complete the program with a vision for her future, equipped to succeed and sustain a life marked with dignity and hope.
Home of the Sparrow serves single women, pregnant women and women with children. Approximately 93 percent of the women served have experienced domestic violence at some point on their journey. Other reasons for homelessness include unforeseen housing or financial crisis, a death in the family, or a medical emergency. The weak economy and rising cost of living contribute to unstable housing situations.
homeless, women, children, housing, single women, pregnant women, domestic violence
24 hour Hotline – 847-221-5680
Provides victims of domestic violence and their children with safe housing options in and around the Chicagoland area to help end the cycle of violence.
Counseling & Planning
WINGS takes a holistic “strength-based” approach that highlights, encourages and develops each client’s strengths. We give flight to our client’s hopes and dreams.
WINGS Mentoring Program provides ongoing support for individuals who have successfully completed our two-year program and achieved self-sufficiency.
Provides domestic abuse programs and services.
Crisis services for victims of domestic violence, including adult services, Latino services, and trauma recovery and empowerment groups.
Provides a safe and secure environment on an emergency basis for 30 days, for adults and children fleeing a violent situation. All genders are welcome.
Provides legal assistance to victims who need to file emergency orders of protection.
Outreach and Prevention
Prevention and education services focused on domestic violence and the effects of violence on youth, adults, and the community.
Educates and engages the community to help prevent domestic commercial sexual exploitation and provide comprehensive, restorative care to survivors.
- Journey Groups – 10-week Healing Groups for adult men and women, including those exploited as children
- Conquer Groups – 6-week Groups that help men who are struggling with pornography or harmful uses of sex
Restorative Services Coordination for Survivors
- Long-term (12-18 mo.) holistic, structured Residential Recovery program for trafficked moms with children.
- Assessment/intake to determine which services or support are recommended for and desired by the individual.
- Find bed matches in other residential programs through our Chicago and US network and coordinate intake.
- Coordinate local services to meet the needs of the individual if not entering Residential Program.
- Serve as a central point of contact, friend and mentor to individuals and their families as they move through the process of healing and rebuilding their lives.
- Support outreach in conjunction with law enforcement (e.g., stings, jail/holding visits, etc.)
Long-Term Residential Recovery Program
Stepping Stones Network (SSN) provides holistic, structured residential programming for trafficked mothers and their children, while also preventing these children from being exploited or sold. Our 12-18 month program, staffed 24×7, provides safety, community, beauty and basic needs. To help survivors achieve sustainable life change, we employ strength-based and trauma-informed approaches in the context of licensed therapeutic services, life and parenting skills, health coaching, education and vocational planning, and supportive relationship building. Child-care and therapeutic options will be provided for children during the day, while their mothers set goals, develop practical plans and skills, and establish social and professional networks to rebuild their lives. Residence is at confidential location in central Lake County, IL.
24 hour National Domenstic Abuse / Violence hotline
Deaf/hard of hearing 1-855-812-1011 (VP)
The office’s Victim Witness Assistance Unit has specially trained and experienced professionals assigned to assist all violent crime victims. Specialists assist victims of violent and non-violent crimes i.e.:
- Armed violence
- Aggravated battery
- Domestic violence
- Sexual assault
- Child sexual abuse
- Reckless homicide
- Aggravated DUI
- Elder abuse,
- Identity theft
- Misdemeanors, etc.
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The House of Peace Shelter, in partnership with Catholic Charities, provides a secure, temporary residence for Latina women and children suffering from domestic violence. Our vision is to provide a haven for healing and build the foundation for successful independence for families.