CAWC stands with victims and survivors, empowering them to reclaim their lives.

CAWC Executive Director, Stephanie Love-Patterson, was interviewed by WGN News to honor Tina Turner’s legacy and comment on how service providers like CAWC help domestic violence survivors overcome the challenges faced when leaving an abusive relationship.

“For anyone who’s in an abusive relationship, I say this: nothing can be worse than where you are now. Nothing. If you get up and leave, if you rise from the ashes, life will open up for you again.” Tina Turner

Your gift today means that CAWC will be able to continue supporting individuals and families experiencing abuse today. Thank you for helping us actualize our mission and spread Tina Turner’s legacy.

In memory of Tina Turner

The Queen of Rock ‘n Roll, Tina Turner, was more than just a musical icon – she was a fierce advocate for victims of domestic violence. As a survivor herself, she spoke openly about the abuse she endured, including physical beatings, and how it impacted her children. Tina Turner escaped the relationship and shared her story widely, including in an autobiography, I, Tina, in 1986 that was adapted into a movie, What’s Love Got to Do with It. Her influence changed conversations about domestic violence and opened doors for survivors to access invaluable resources as they reclaimed their lives. CAWC is proud to be among these resources as a leading service provider in Chicago, transforming the lives of survivors and fostering a safer community.

As a tax-exempt organization, CAWC relies on contributions to make a difference in the lives of survivors and their children. Every donation brings us that much closer to our mission of ending domestic violence.

Other Ways to Donate

Planned Giving

A gift to CAWC in your will or trust is your legacy to ensure happier tomorrows for domestic violence survivors and their children.

Honoring Someone’s Special Day

If you make a gift to CAWC in honor of someone, we will notify the recipient of your thoughtfulness. Many individuals ask friends and family to donate to CAWC in lieu of gift for a special occasion.

Memorial Gifts

If you make a gift to CAWC in memory of someone, we will notify the family of your thoughtfulness.

Stock Gifts

Contact Stephanie Love-Patterson, Executive Director, at 773.489.9081, for information about how to donate stock to CAWC.

Donor Advised Fund

If you have created a Donor Advised Fund, you can recommend making a gift to CAWC.

Matching Gift

Contact your employer to determine if they will match your gift to CAWC. If they have a matching gift program, your gift could double or even triple in value. If you send a form from your employer to CAWC, we can complete the paperwork and initiate the matching gift process.