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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault survivors include counseling, assistance with employment, referrals and free legal services.
24-hour crisis line: 1-847-824-4454
Mailing: P.O. Box 5164, Evanston IL 60204 (shelter only)
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.
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.
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
Psychotherapy and counseling for adults, adolescents and children, families, couples, individuals and groups.
Mental health, addiction, career issues and relationship concerns.
Urban Balance Locations
180 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 410, Chicago, 60601
935 West Chestnut Street, Suite 204, Chicago, 60642
1945 W. Wilson Avenue, Chicago
990 Grove Street, Suite 405, Evanston, 60201
1590 South Milwaukee, Suite 310, Libertyville, 60048
155 Revere Drive, Suite 4, Northbrook, 60062
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”
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.
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.org/DVservices
Relationship Violence Prevention: www.ywca.org/ViolencePrevention
Women’s Economic Empowerment: www.ywca.org/WEE
Racial Justice Initiatives: www.ywca.org/RJPrograms
Flying Fish Aquatics: www.ywca.org/Aquatics
24-hour hotline for domestic abuse victims: 847-864-8780 or (toll free) 877-718-1868.