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It serves LGBTQ victims, witnesses, and friends of those who have experienced bias/discrimination, or domestic, sexual, hate or police violence in the Chicago area.

The LGBTQ Violence Resource line is answered during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, and callers can expect a response within one business day.

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.

Crisis Center for South Suburbia (Tinley Park, IL) The Crisis Center for South Suburbia is a non-profit community organization that provides emergency shelter and other essential services for individuals and families victimized by domestic violence and addresses the societal issues that contribute to domestic violenc Family Rescue (Chicago, IL – South Side, Downtown/Central) Family Rescue is dedicated to eliminating domestic violence in the Chicago community by providing comprehensive support services and shelter to victims of domestic violence; particularly to abused women and their children; engaging in advocacy to promote future system change and encouraging prevention through community education.

House of the Good Shepherd (Chicago, IL) House of the Good Shepherd offers an intensive residential recovery program for women with children who are struggling to overcome the trauma of domestic violence.

By providing quality services, Hull House is a safe haven that is responsive to victims’ needs as they become self-sufficient and have lives free of violence and abuse.

Jane Addams Hull House – Domestic Violence Initiative (Chicago, IL – Near West Side) Jane Addams Hull House Association has a 28-year history of providing domestic violence services to the community and serves over 1,500 victims a year.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.The Bureau also supports services to reduce and prevent domestic violence through education to abusers and assistance to the court system.Life Span Center for Legal Services & Advocacy (Chicago, IL – Downtown/Central & Des Plaines, IL) Life Span provides comprehensive services for women and children enabling them to stay together without violence, and/or to help women eliminate the abuse from their lives, build upon their strengths, and become self-sufficient.Life Span is committed to providing victims of abuse a range of non-residential options by defining domestic violence as a crime as well as a social problem.

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