FY16 Program Highlights

In FY16, CAWC served 824 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 FY16 reported the following:  86% lived below the poverty level; 58% had no financial resources; and 37% did not have health insurance. Of participants served, 43% were African American, 2% Asian, 1% Multiracial, 9% Native American, 3% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 35% White, and 7% 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:  296: 142 adults and 154 children

· Hotline calls answered:  3,950


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:  288: 253 adults and 35 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:  150

· Healthcare providers reached through training and public education:  2,833


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:  136


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 FY16, CAWC staff reached approximately 3,800 professionals and community members through formal trainings, public education presentations, and community outreach/awareness events.