Hospital Crisis Intervention Project (HCIP)

Crisis Intervention for Domestic Violence Victims

The Hospital Crisis Intervention Project (HCIP) services are critical to empowering victims to begin to take control of their lives.

The critical time in which a victim seeks healthcare.

HCIP is housed at John H. Stroger Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospitals, providing quality direct services to domestic violence victims at the critical time in which they seek healthcare.

Whether services are provided at a victim’s bedside or at a follow-up counseling session after a medical visit, the Hospital Crisis Intervention Project (HCIP) services are critical to empowering victims to begin to take control of their lives.

Professional training of hospital personnel

The training provided helps healthcare professionals to identify potential domestic violence victims and learn how to respond to their needs. HCIP is one of the first hospital-based domestic violence intervention programs in the country.

HCIP goals include:

  • Providing quality on-site crisis intervention and counseling to domestic violence victims when and where they receive medical care.
  • Training the healthcare team to identify, assess, and effectively refer victims to appropriate resources.
  • Improving the healthcare system’s response to domestic violence victims through trainings, outreach, and representing client interests as a member of hospital and community committees and task forces.

Together, we can break the cycle of domestic abuse.

General Info

Mon – Fri: 8am to 5pm

Stroger: 312.864.1095
Northwestern: 312.472.1150

Stroger: 1901 W. Harrison Chicago, IL 60612

Northwestern: 250 E. Superior Chicago, IL 60611

Services Offered

  • Counseling
  • Safety Planning
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Medical Advocacy
  • Professional Training for healthcare providers

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


All services are free and confidential 


For female and male survivors of domestic violence

How to Access Services

CAWC’s HCIP staff often receive referrals directly from the healthcare providers or social workers at each hospital.

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment with a CAWC Counselor/Advocate in our hospital-based programs, please call the program phone number listed above or CAWC’s 24-hour hotline at 773.278.4566

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Participants served at HPOP in 2022

Clients served at HCIP in 2022

People served at Greenhouse Shelter in 2022

Clients served at Haymarket Center in 2022

Please continue doing this job. This is very important for all the patients.


An Emergency Room Nurse at John Stroger Hospital

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