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The Voices of CAWC: Benjamin’s Story

Benjamin*, 27, initially connected with CAWC through our Multi Disciplinary Teams program. A physical and verbal altercation between Benjamin and his (now) ex-boyfriend was overheard by a neighbor, who called the police. CPD’s 14th district police responded, and upon...

The Voices of CAWC: Marilyn’s Story

Marilyn*,32 years old, arrived at Greenhouse shortly after the holidays with her 2 sons: William 13 years old, and Noah 8 years old. Marilyn was fleeing from her husband who she had been with since she was 15 years old. Marilyn and her children had been living in a...


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: Fall Cooking Class with Private Chef Ryan Silvere

When: Thursday, November, 12, 2020 at 7pm CT
Tickets:$15 + 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 Virtual cooking class with private chef Ryan Silver @ryansilver. You will be emailed a recipe in advance then all you need to do is log in and join the virtual class to cook along with this incredible chef!  

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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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