P.O. Box 608548, Chicago, IL
Yesenia Maldonado, Executive Director, x14
24-hour crisis line: 800-603-HELP (4357); Office: 773-274-5232; TTY: 773-274-6508

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.

Formerly Friends of Battered Women and Their Children

No fee for services

113 Custer Ave., Evanston IL

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

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.

2027 Harrison St. Evanston, IL

Specializes in counseling for women.

9239 Gross Point Road, Skokie, IL
Mary Jo Barrett, MSW
847-676-4447 x304

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.

2049 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL
Julie Tye, President
847-475-5800; 24 Hour hotline: 1-800-Cradle-4 (1-800-272-3534)

Private, nonprofit adoption, baby nursery and pregnancy counseling agency. The Cradle also offers Adoption Learning Partners (ALP), online training for prospective adoptive parents and adoption professionals

618 Library Place, Evanston, IL
847-733-4300 (extension 0 for general inquiries)
Northwestern University

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.

2200 Main St, Evanston, IL
Cass Wolfe, Executive Director

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.

PO Box 1515, Des Plaines, IL
Denice Wolf Markham, Executive Director
847-824-0382; 24-Hour crisis line: 847-532-9540

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

1123 Emerson Street, Suite 215, Evanston, IL
Lorraine Murphy, Executive Director

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

1215 Church Street, Evanston, IL
Mailing: P.O. Box 5164, Evanston IL 60204 (shelter only)
Wendy Dickson (shelter information)
YWCA Evanston North Shore

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.

355 Ridge Avenue, Evanston IL
Presence Health

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.

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.

415 W. Golf Road, suite #47, Arlington Heights IL
Jim Huenink, Exec. Director

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

P.O. Box 1080, Evanston, IL,
Executive Director: Diana Newton
773-750-7077; Outreach Specialist: 847-328-6531

Offers free confidential, qualified, and experienced psychotherapy services to female college and graduate students who have been raped or sexually assaulted.

Formerly known as Anne’s Home.

990 Grove Street, Suite 405 Evanston, IL
Andria Emerick

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
River West
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

1740 Ridge Ave. #300, Evanston, IL
Kay Gardner, LCPC or Wendy Kopald, LCSW
(847) 328-6328

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”

1740 Ridge Ave., Suite 201, Evanston, IL
Heather Pierce, Intake Coordinator

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.

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
Non-Traditional Families
Complicated Mourning
School Problems
Issues of Self-Worth
Life Transition

1215 Church Street, Evanston, IL 60201
Karen Singer, President/CEO

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.

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