FY18 Program Highlights

In FY18, CAWC served 1,042 victims of domestic violence from the Chicago metropolitan area.  Adult survivors and child witnesses accessed critical resources and support, including crisis intervention, safety planning, emergency shelter, medical and legal advocacy, individual counseling, and support groups.

Program participants in FY18 reported the following:  74% lived below the poverty level; 55% had no financial resources; and 31% did not have health insurance. Of participants served, 43% were African American, 3% Asian, 1% Multiracial, 6% Native American, 1% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 35% White, and 11% unreported. Of these, 40% identified as Latino/a.


Greenhouse Shelter

Chicago’s first domestic violence shelter and one of its largest. Provides a safe refuge and nurturing environment for adult survivors of domestic violence and their children. The agency’s 24-hour crisis line is also answered from Greenhouse.

 · Clients served:  347: 173 adults and 174 children

· Hotline calls answered:  3,500


Humboldt Park Outreach Program (HPOP)

Humboldt Park’s only program dedicated exclusively to domestic violence. Offers a full range of bilingual and bicultural services to adult and child survivors and on a walk-in or appointment basis.

 · Clients served: 395: 347 adults and 48 children


Hospital Crisis Intervention Project (HCIP)

One of the first hospital-based domestic violence intervention programs in the United States, this program offers adult victims of domestic violence on-site services at both John H. Stroger, Jr. and Northwestern Memorial hospitals.

 · Clients served:  142

· Healthcare providers & community members reached through training and public education:  1,746


DV Services at Haymarket Center

Provides domestic violence intervention and educational services to patients at Haymarket Center, one of the largest substance abuse treatment facilities in Illinois.

· Clients served:  158


Community Outreach and Education

In addition to providing direct assistance to survivors and child witnesses of domestic violence, CAWC staff also provide multiple education and training opportunities for community members about the complexities of domestic violence. In FY18, CAWC staff reached approximately 5,991 professionals and community members through formal trainings, public education presentations, and community outreach/awareness events.