Women

Address
P.O. Box 608548, Chicago, IL
60660
Contact Person
Shailushi Ritchie, Executive Director, x114
Phone Number
24-hour crisis line: 800-603-HELP (4357); Office: 773-274-5232; TTY: 773-274-6508
Fax
773-262-2543
Description

Support for survivors of domestic violence and their non-abusive family members. Located in Rogers Park but serves Evanston residents. Provides comprehensive services including crisis support, individual/family/group counseling, children’s counseling, court advocacy at the Chicago Domestic Violence Courthouse and at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse, and prevention education.

Public Notes

Formerly Friends of Battered Women and Their Children

No fee for services

Organization Name
Address
113 Custer Ave., Evanston IL
60202
Phone Number
847-970-1010
Fax
847-425-3607
Description

CarePoint delivers social services to marginalized and underprivileged populations acutely affected by HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis and STDs, substance abuse, incarceration, homelessness and youth at risk.

Hours: Weekdays 10am-4pm

Public Notes

Advocacy: information, guidance and referrals for obtaining social services of all kinds
HIV testing and prevention: confidential and anonymous free HIV rapid tests and HIV risk reduction counseling, safer sex supplies, offered on site and through outreach.
Harm reduction: outreach to intravenous drug users, which includes syringe exchange, hepatitis and HIV risk reduction counseling, Naloxone overdose prevention training, safer sex supplies.
Hepatitis C testing and prevention: confidential and anonymous hepatitis C testing and viral hepatitis risk reduction counseling
Job center: computers, telephone access and job search skills training for the homeless, formerly incarcerated, residents of halfway homes and other clients.
Access to Recovery: substance abuse counseling and transportation assistance (CTA passes) for formerly incarcerated men and women on probation or parole.
Youth at risk: academic tutoring, drug prevention education, safer sex education, free enrollment for Chicago Park District sports programs and referrals for other social services.
Services to clients on probation, parole and in the criminal justice system.

Address
2027 Harrison St. Evanston, IL
60201
Phone Number
847-491-1409
Description

Specializes in counseling for women.

Address
9239 Gross Point Road, Skokie, IL
60067
Contact Person
Mary Jo Barrett, MSW
Phone Number
847-676-4447 x304
Fax
847-676-4450
Description

Assistance to individuals, couples and families in the treatment of trauma, domestic and family violence, child and adult sexual abuse, addiction, compulsion, self-injurious behavior, and severe emotional and behavioral disorders. Therapeutic process based on a unique treatment, The Collaborative Stage Model (CSM)
Professional trainings, workshops and consultations for mental health clinicians, educators and the general community.

Address
618 Library Place, Evanston, IL
60201
Phone Number
847-733-4300 (extension 0 for general inquiries)
Fax
847-733-0390
Parent Organization
Description

A non-profit mental health system dedicated to strengthening and healing families, couples, children and adolescents, and individuals through a range of counseling and psychotherapy services. As an independent affiliate of Northwestern University, offers two Master’s degrees (Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy) and conducts ongoing clinical research.

Website Address
Address
2200 Main St, Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Cass Wolfe, Executive Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-491-9650
Fax
847-491-9410
Description

Founded in 1913, the non-profit oversees 2 full-day child care nurseries: Baby Toddler Nursery for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old and Teen Baby Nursery full-day child care for infants and toddlers whose parents attend Evanston Township High School, located in the Family Focus Building. Caseworkers make weekly visits to the 70 families enrolled in the Family Support Program to connect parents with resources, help them cope with their child’s development and understand that they are their child’s first teacher.

Organization Name
Address
DOWNTOWN
70 E. Lake Street Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60601
DES PLAINES
701 Lee Street #700
Des Plaines, IL 60016
60016
Contact Person
Denice Wolf Markham, Executive Director
Phone Number
For Counseling services, call 847.824.0382. For Legal services, call 312.408.1210.
Fax
847-824-5311 (Des Plaines); 312-408-1223 (Chicago)
Description

Services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault survivors include counseling, assistance with employment, immigration, referrals, and free legal services. Legal services are available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Hindi, Urdu, Korean, Russian and Polish.

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Organization Name
Address
1123 Emerson Street, Suite 215, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Lorraine Murphy, Executive Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-328-0313
Fax
847-328-0576
Description

Legal, financial, and emotional counseling, workshops, seminars and support groups for women going through or considering divorce.

Address
355 Ridge Avenue, Evanston IL
60202
Phone Number
773.665.3605
Parent Organization
Description

Are you a new mother looking for additional emotional support? Do you have questions about your baby’s development? Join the Mom Network, a weekly support group for new mothers that provides parenting support and information. Topics covered in the weekly meetings are determined by participants and typically include “the baby blues,” fatigue, feeding issues and more. Free to attend; maximum of 20 attendees. For more information and to register, please call 773.665.3605.

Public Notes

Created in November 2011 through the combination of 2 nonprofit Catholic health systems, Provena Health and Resurrection Health Care, Presence Health is now the largest Catholic health system based in Illinois.

Website Address
Address
Evanston Office:
Evanston Civic Center
2100 Ridge Avenue, G-102
Evanston, IL 60201

Arlington Heights Office:
415 W. Golf Road, suite #47,
Arlington Heights IL 60005
60201
Contact Person
Annika Synnestvedt, Medical/Legal Advocate (Evanston); Jim Huenink (Arlington Heights)
Contact Email
Phone Number
Evanston office: (847) 448-8197 Arlington Heights office: (847) 806-6526
Fax
847-806-6531
Description

Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault (Northwest CASA) is the only full service agency that provides free services to sexual assault survivors and their loved ones within the North and Northwest suburbs of Cook County.
Crisis intervention and counseling, legal and medical advocacy, education and prevention outreach programs.
24-hour Hotline 888-802-8890

Address
Porchlight Counseling Services
at Center for Law and Social Work
4753 N Broadway St., Ste 632
Chicago, IL
60640
Contact Person
Annie Holmes, Program Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
Helpline: 773-750-7077
Description

Porchlight Counseling Services is a program of the Center for Law and Social Work, a Chicago not-for-profit organization. Porchlight exists to help college sexual assault survivors achieve healing and wholeness and to create a world in which a person’s life is not defined by the devastating experience of sexual assault. We provide counseling, educational workshops on campus, and other services to college students, regardless of gender, who were sexually assaulted during college. We also provide services to adults who are no longer in college but who were assaulted while they were in college or graduate school. Our goal is to provide high-quality counseling and services at no charge to the client. We aim to provide those services quickly in order to help the sexual assault survivor heal and get on with life. Our service area includes Chicago, Evanston, and Oak Park.

If you or someone you know is in need of services or would simply like to talk about what happened, please call 773-750-7077 or click here to fill out our online intake form.

Organization Name
Address
990 Grove Street, Suite 303 Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Andria Emerick
Contact Email
Phone Number
888-726-7170
Fax
847-492-1255
Parent Organization
Description

Psychotherapy and counseling for adults, adolescents and children, families, couples, individuals and groups.
Mental health, addiction, career issues and relationship concerns.

Urban Balance Locations

Chicago
180 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 410, Chicago, 60601
River West
935 West Chestnut Street, Suite 204, Chicago, 60642
Ravenswood
1945 W. Wilson Avenue, Chicago
Evanston
990 Grove Street, Suite 405, Evanston, 60201
Libertyville
1590 South Milwaukee, Suite 310, Libertyville, 60048
Northbrook
155 Revere Drive, Suite 4, Northbrook, 60062

Organization Name
Address
1740 Ridge Ave. #300, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Kay Gardner, LCPC or Wendy Kopald, LCSW
Phone Number
(847) 328-6328
Description

Retreats for Women:  “The vision of the Women’s Circle is to discover a deeper connection to our selves, to recognize the gifts that women embody, to enrich all of our relationships and to become more mindfully active in our communities”

Address
1740 Ridge Ave., Suite 201, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Giselle Garcia, Intake Coordinator
Phone Number
847-475-7003
Fax
847-475-7333
Description

Offers comprehensive counseling services for women, their partners, friends and families. Individual, group, couple, and family counseling for women, men, adolescents, and children. Workshops for counseling professionals and community members.

Public Notes

Our therapists are experienced clinicians, with expertise in traumatic stress, grief, sexuality, adolescent development, and mind/body integration.

Our therapists focus on the emotional development of people, supporting their healing and resiliency in many areas, including:

Relationship Issues/Development of Healthy Relationships
Depression and Anxiety
Childhood Trauma and Abuse
Grief and Loss
Body Image
Blended Families
Trust and Intimacy
Coming Out/Identity Issues
Sex and Sexual Intimacy
Cutting and Self-Harm
Divorce
Non-Traditional Families
Complicated Mourning
School Problems
Issues of Self-Worth
Life Transition

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
1215 Church Street, Evanston, IL 60201
60201
Contact Person
Karen Singer, President/CEO
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-864-8445
Fax
847-864-8498
Parent Organization
Description

YWCA Evanston/North Shore is a social justice organization working in the areas of racial justice and civil rights, women’s empowerment and economic advancement, and health and safety of women and girls. Learn more about YWCA programs and services below:

Domestic Violence Services: www.ywca-ens.org/what-we-do/domestic-violence-program
Relationship Violence Prevention: www.ywca-ens.org/what-we-do/violence-prevention
Women’s Economic Empowerment: www.ywca-ens.org/what-we-do/womens-empowerment
Racial Justice Initiatives: www.ywca-ens.org/what-we-do/racial-justice
Flying Fish Aquatics: www.ywca-ens.org/what-we-do/flying-fish-aquatics

24-hour hotline for domestic abuse victims: 847-864-8780 or (toll free) 877-718-1868.

Website Address
Address
1215 Church Street; Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Sandy T. Williams
Contact Email
Phone Number
877.718.1868
Fax
847-864-8498
Parent Organization
Description

This comprehensive domestic violence program provides crisis intervention, emergency assistance and shelter, transitional housing, legal advocacy, community-based services, violence prevention and outreach and education. All services are offered free of charge.
Toll Free Crisis and Referral Line: 877-718-1868; Crisis and Referral Line: 847-864-8780
Mary Lou’s Place 32-bed residential shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. The only criteria for admission is that the individual or family is fleeing from a dangerous situation. They can stay for up to 90 days; transitional housing services are then available.
For donations of hygiene, household items, non-perishable foods, and diapers, contact 847-864-8445.

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