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.

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

Associate Board Fundraiser: Zanies Night Club

When: Thursday, April 30, 2020 (Cancelled)
Where: Zanies Comedy Club,1548 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL 6061

This event has been cancelled; refunds for tickets purchased will be issued. Please email klarkins@cawc.org if you have questions.

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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