The impact and challenges related to intimate partner violence have dramatically changed – not just during the pandemic, but over the past 10 years. Please join us for this in-depth discussion on what intimate partner violence looks like in 2021 and the unique barriers faced by those who experience abuse.

You have an opportunity to hear from two leaders in this field –

  • Lynn Rosenthal: President at The Center for Family Safety and Healing, the first White House Advisor on Violence Against Women and the head of the independent review commission on sexual assault in the military.
  • Stephanie Love-Patterson: Executive Director of Connections for Abused Women and Their Children

We are also thrilled to have Natalie Martinez, a long-time advocate and supporter of CAWC, join us to moderate this discussion.

We want this to be an opportunity to bring the experts to our community and initiate a dialogue on a topic so often overlooked. If you have a question on any issue relating to intimate partner violence please let us know! You can drop your question in the live chat or email to

We look forward to hosting you or this important discussion.

Gifts by check or credit card

Many individuals make donations to CAWC at various times throughout the year. Checks can be sent to:
CAWC – Attention: Development
1116 N. Kedzie Avenue, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60651

Or you can make a gift online.

Attend an Event

Every March, CAWC hosts its signature fundraiser, Sounds of Silence. Through sponsorships, ticket sales, silent and live auctions, and donations, funds are raised to support CAWC’s programs and services.

Throughout the year, CAWC’s Associate Board hosts fun and unique events.

Plan a Fundraiser

You don’t have to be an experienced party planner to create an event that benefits CAWC – energy and enthusiasm go a long way! And the CAWC development team will help you plan an event that will assist survivors and their children on their journey to heal from abuse.

Other Ways to Donate

Planned Giving

A gift to CAWC in your will or trust is your legacy to ensure happier tomorrows for domestic violence survivors and their children.

Honoring Someone’s Special Day

If you make a gift to CAWC in honor of someone, we will notify the recipient of your thoughtfulness. Many individuals ask friends and family to donate to CAWC in lieu of gift for a special occasion.

Memorial Gifts

If you make a gift to CAWC in memory of someone, we will notify the family of your thoughtfulness.

Stock Gifts

Contact Stephanie Love-Patterson, Executive Director, at 773.489.9081, for information about how to donate stock to CAWC.

Donor Advised Fund

If you have created a Donor Advised Fund, you can recommend making a gift to CAWC.

Matching Gift

Contact your employer to determine if they will match your gift to CAWC. If they have a matching gift program, your gift could double or even triple in value. If you send a form from your employer to CAWC, we can complete the paperwork and initiate the matching gift process.