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

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

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Why Domestic Violence is a Public Health Issue

Most people probably don't think of domestic violence as being a public health issue. If anything, we're probably more likely to think of domestic violence as a private matter—something that happens behind closed doors, as a result of individual factors, and which...

What Does Emotional Abuse Look Like?

One of the common misconceptions about abuse is that it always involves physical violence. In fact, abuse can take multiple different forms, including emotional abuse. What Is Emotional Abuse? The definition of emotional abuse includes any behavior intended to...

How to Help Survivors of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a public health crisis, one that everyone can play a part in stopping. And yet, even if you know how to recognize the signs of domestic violence, knowing how to react and how to help survivors of domestic violence can still be confusing. Here,...


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.

Save the Date: Sounds of Silence 2022

When: Thursday, October 21 , 6pm
Where: Morgan Manufacturing 

Sounds of Silence is CAWC’s premier fundraising and advocacy event. Each year we gather to celebrate the resilience of the survivors we serve and the incredible dedication of staff fighting every day to break the cycle of violence in our community.

Join us for drinks, dinner, and dancing at Morgan Manufacturing, a renovated historic building in the heart of Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood  

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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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