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Normalizing Toxic Behaviors Causes More Harm

By Ashley Ruiz, MSW, CDVP HPOP Coordinator/Family Trauma Therapist Normalizing Toxic Behaviors Causes More Harm  What is a behavior or romantic gesture that has been normalized but is clearly very unhealthy and toxic? Maybe someone calling or checking on...

Major Gifts Officer

Connections for Abused Women and their Children are seeking an experienced major donor professional looking to build their career with practical, hands on experience, in a truly impactful role. CAWC needs a entrepreneurial candidate to not only help develop and...

Domestic Violence and the Impact on the LGBTQ+ Community

Many people think of domestic violence as a heterosexual issue, but many in the LGBTQ+ community are victims and survivors. Domestic violence in the LGBTQ+ community is not only about abusive partners and relationships, but also about stigmas due to their sexual...

Social Media Internship with CAWC

Majors: Journalism, Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, Film/Video, Social Media Studies or Digital Communications If you’re a mission-focused, impact driven undergraduate or graduate college student seeking a meaningful internship experience, then we invite...

Run Domestic Violence Out of Town

Through the Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network, Chicago-area domestic violence service providers come together to raise awareness about domestic violence, as well as money for the organizations. Funds raised help provide comprehensive programs and services for domestic violence providers and their children.

Budget Shutdown

As a national leader on domestic violence issues, CAWC’s Executive Director, Stephanie Love-Patterson, is often contacted by news organizations to share her thoughts. Her opinions are highly valued are valued especially when domestic violence is in the news.

Restaurant Industry Night for CAWC

On May 2, 2019, 71 well-known Chicago-area restaurants united to support CAWC and our mission to end domestic violence. We gratefully acknowledge the funds raised and the enhanced awareness about domestic violence. We are happy that this event will once again be held...

CAWC Staff Discusses DV Issues with Senator Durbin

CAWC is very fortunate to have a strong supporter in Illinois Senator Richard Durbin. Senator Durbin was first elected as senator in 1996. He has been the senate democratic whip since 2005. This is the second highest position in the Democratic leadership in the U.S. Senate.

Thank You Revolution Brewing!

The Revolution Brewing team presented CAWC staff with a very generous $20,943 donation on Thursday, April 12th.  Money was raised through Spirit of Revolt beer sales, a beverage that was brewed by female brew masters, as well as sales of t-shirts and posters at a...

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