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

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.

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.

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.

Play it Forward!

When: November 23, 2019
Where: SPIN Chicago, 344 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654

Join the Associate Board for a ping pong tournament to benefit Connections for Abused Women and their Children.

Sign up for the event

2020 Sounds of Silence Gala

When: March 14, 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 Alexa Markoff at Amarkoff@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

Silent Too Long, Silent No More March and Rally

When: October 5, 2019 at 11am
Where: 2510 N California Ave

In conjunction with the Chicago Police Department’s 14th District, CAWC staff and board members, along with survivors and their children, march together. They lend their voices and their commitment to end domestic violence.

 

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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