Greenhouse Shelter is one of the largest shelters in the city of Chicago.
Open 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, the shelter has 42 beds and operates at full capacity year round.
The shelter offers many unique and culturally-specific services-including the availability of multilingual services. The dedicated Greenhouse Shelter staff partner with victims to help them begin to heal from their abuse and to create a life that is free from violence.
The shelter provides core domestic violence services including:
- A 24-hour crisis phone line (hotline) and counseling services
- Safe refuge
- Safety planning
- Court advocacy
- Individual and group counseling for victims and their children
- Life skills development and referrals.
Together, we can break the cycle of domestic abuse.
Open 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.
Phone (24-hour hotline):
- Social Services
- Support Groups
- Crisis Intervention
- Child Counseling
All services are free and confidential
CAWC’s shelter is available for survivors of domestic violence and their children
How to Apply
Clients seeking shelter should call CAWC’s 24-hour crisis line for information about available space. Call 773-278-4566 to speak to a CAWC Counselor/Advocate.
Let’s impact the lives of those who need it most
We’ve made a difference. Your time and talents allow us to do even more.
Clients served at HPOP in 2018
Clients served at HCIP in 2018
Residents at Greenhouse Shelter in 2018
Clients served at Haymarket Center in 2018
How to help Greenhouse Shelter
Making a safer community depends on us all.
Become a volunteer
We need bilingual professionals to get trained and use your talents to help people. Our legal and medical teams rely on your dedication.
Fulfill our wishlist
Our Shelter and non-residential programs are always in need of supplies so survivors and their children feel safe, feel at home, and know they don’t have to go back to danger.
Join the Associate Board
Our associate board is composed of young professionals who want to use their skills to help us grow. Join us and make a real difference for survivors.