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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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Things To Know About the History of the Domestic Violence Movement

The Domestic Violence Movement has a rich history centered on social justice and women's basic human rights, and the events on its timeline speak volumes about the pace and kinds of progress made on this front.  Until the 19th century, there were no consistently...

Why Are Marches, Rallies, and Protests Important?

Everyone should know about the power of protest and why successful protests are important. Recent Marches and Protests Here are some examples of recent marches and protests that expressed mass public dissent. Given that there remain so many grave things to protest...

Ways IPV During Pregnancy Harms Mothers and Unborn Babies

Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) during pregnancy has significant negative physical and mental health implications for both the mother and the developing child. Understanding these consequences is crucial for raising awareness, providing support, and promoting...


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Save the Date: Sounds of Silence 2023

When: Friday, October 20th, 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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