Together We Give

Join with our community to support victims and survivors of domestic violence.

Every dollar will be MATCHED up to $15,000!

#GivingTuesday #EndDomesticViolence

Connections for Abused Women and their Children (CAWC) is committed to ending domestic violence. Using a self-help, empowerment approach, we provide a shelter for adults and children, counseling, advocacy, and a 24-hour hotline for people affected by domestic violence. We work for social change through education, service collaboration, and institutional advocacy.

CAWC empowers adults and children along their journey to end the cycle of violence in their homes, families, and communities. To do this, our services encompass the growing needs of domestic violence victims and survivors so we can be there with our clients every step of the way. Hospital emergency rooms are often the first point of contact for domestic violence survivors after they've been physically injured. CAWC works to ensure these patients have access to domestic violence services at the critical moment they seek care. Learn more by clicking on the video or view on YouTube.

Will Your Employer Match Your Gift?

You may be able to make the impact of your gift go even further! Simply search for your employer below and you may be able to double or triple your gift! For any questions please feel free to contact the Development Team at

Gifts by check

If you would prefer to donate via check,  please  make your donation out to Connections for Abused Women and Their Children and mail to:
CAWC – Attention: Development
1116 N. Kedzie Avenue, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60651


Gifts of Stocks / Donor Advised Funds

Gifts of stocks or distributions through Donor Advised Funds are greatly appreciated! Please contact the Development Team for more details at 773.489.9081 or

Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Extend your generosity and passion by inviting your friends and family to join you through a peer-to-peer fundraising page. Share your fundraiser on your social media or via email for maximum reach. To create a personal page visit here.

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.