Apna Ghar (Chicago, IL – North Side) Apna Ghar provides emergency shelter and transitional housing, along with a range of supportive services, to survivors of domestic abuse in the Chicago area.All services are free and available to survivors regardless of race, religion, ethnic origin, or socioeconomic status.In 1986, Between Friends was founded by volunteers from the National Council of Jewish Women and the North Shore Junior League of Evanston as a small grantmaking body dedicated to raising funds for local domestic violence programs.Today, Between Friends’ comprehensive programs and services include a toll-free Crisis Line (800-603-HELP), direct crisis intervention services for individuals and families, counseling for victims and their children, court advocacy, and prevention and education efforts, including healthcare education and our extensive teen dating violence prevention program, REACH (Relationship Education: A Choice for Hope).Each year, we work with thousands of individuals through these programs, all offered free of charge.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.To meet clients’ needs, services are culturally appropriate and provided in multiple languages.Between Friends (formerly Friends of Battered Women and Their Children) (Chicago, IL – North Side) Between Friends is a nonprofit agency dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence and building a community free of abuse.
If you or someone you know has experienced discrimination, or domestic, sexual, hate or police violence, please contact the LGBTQ Violence Resource Line at 773-871-CARE (2273).
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Since 1996, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence.
The LGBTQ Violence Resource line is answered during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, and callers can expect a response within one business day.
The line can provide callers with safety planning, information and referrals, personal, legal and media advocacy, public outreach and education, and reporting assistance.