News & Events

Promoting Knowledge and Awareness to Protect Women

Check this space for news about CAWC, legislation, activism, and actions you can take to defeat domestic violence.

In The News

Stay informed. Stay vigilant. Stay connected.

Knowledge is our most powerful tool. Please read, share, and talk about what we can do to protect women and their children.

Media Inquiries

CAWC is proud to shine a light on the reality of domestic abuse and how we can fight it.

Call: 773.278.4566

CAWC Holiday Appeal 2019

CAWC Holiday Appeal 2019 My name is Esmeralda. Before I came to CAWC, I called myself a domestic violence victim. But through individual and group counseling and a new support network who truly care about me, I realized that I am a survivor. I am a champion. And I’m...

Adopt A Family 2019

CAWC is thrilled to announce the start of our annual Adopt-a-Family program. Help put smiles on the faces of survivors and their children who live in our shelter or who receive services at one of our sites. We also include survivors without children as we want to...

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.

Events

Get involved with CAWC events and activities

Take a stand, take action, and meet other inspiring people while making a difference. We’ll see you at our next event.

Associate Board Fundraiser: Yoga for a Cause

When: Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 6pm CDT
Tickets:$5 + Donation (Pay what you can!)
Where: Virtual! We will email the class link to registrants 30 minutes before the class begins

Looking to support your community during the COVID-19 pandemic? Want to treat yourself to some well deserved self-care after another week of social distancing? Join the CAWC Associate Board for a power vinyasa (flow) yoga class with Lauren McMann on May 21st at 6pm CDT to benefit CAWC. 

Treat yourself to some movement to celebrate another week of social distancing down and join the CAWC Associate Board for a fun workout and social hour!

Click here for tickets!

2020 Sounds of Silence Gala

When: October 3, 2020, 6 – 11pm
Where: Hyatt Recency Chicago

Save the date for CAWC’s annual fundraising gala! Sounds of Silence will be held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. If you would like more information about becoming a sponsor for next year’s Gala or to make a donation to the silent and live auctions, please contact Jennifer Jackson-Outlaw at jjackson-outlaw@cawc.org, or call her at 773.489.9081, ext. 215.

More info about the gala

Run Domestic Violence Out of Town

When: October 13, 2019
Where: Bank of America Chicago Marathon

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.

Join our team of runners

Survivor Stories

Breaking free and growing strong, together

Women from every walk of life can suffer from domestic violence. Together, we can all rise above.

“If it weren’t for Greenhouse I’m not sure if I would have survived and I fear to think what might have happened to my children.”

“Since coming here I have realized that the abuse is not my fault.”

“I really enjoyed participating in the domestic violence groups when I was at Haymarket. It helped me through my past trauma and understanding about abuse.”

“My life has positively changed due to the contributions and support of CAWC. I am now stronger due to the information, advocacy and support I received.”

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