Ways To Help

Get Involved with CAWC to Change Lives

Volunteer, fulfill our wishlist, or join our Associate Board. Together, we can make a safer world for adults and their children.

Make a Difference

Serve others and be part of something bigger than yourself

Every day, you hear stories of abused women, men, and their children. You have asked yourself what you can do to make a difference. At CAWC, we have many different opportunities for you to roll up your sleeves and get involved. You can help us keep people safer directly, give them what they need to lead independent lives, and help push changes in law and our culture.

Specialized needs require special volunteers

Our wide range of services means we need professionals to help us with legal, financial, and psychological issues. If you have the professional skills we need to fulfill our mission, we have work for you.

Ways for everyone to help

When a community pitches in, we make the world a better place. From fundraising drives to donations to further involvement with our organization, we’re constantly looking for people like you to make a difference.

Learn more about CAWC

Please read more about our mission. We hope you’re inspired to join our community to help improve the lives of those hurt by abuse.

See our story


Volunteer your time and talents

We’re looking to train dedicated volunteers who are willing to share their talents in a wide variety of fields, including legal, financial, medical, educational, and others. Your talents and your commitment will help us change lives.

Explore ways to volunteer


Help fulfill our wishlist

The adults and children at our shelter and non-residential programs need food, clothes, and other items to get through the day and to start their new future. Anyone can donate, and we encourage you to start drives and get as many people involved as possible.

See how to make our wishlist come true

Associate Board

Join the Associate Board

Young professionals from the Chicagoland area work together increase CAWC’s exposure to the community by obtaining additional resources to support CAWC programs. Your involvement makes us stronger.

Find opportunities on our Associate Board

CAWC taught me how to survive, how to regain my self-confidence, how to stand up for myself, and to not let ANYONE take away my dignity.


A domestic violence survivor

Help us change the lives of even more people

We’ve made a difference. Your time and talents allow us to do even more.

Hours of comprehensive domestic violence services provided in 2018

Adults & children have received safe, confidential shelter in 2018

Domestic violence hotline calls answered in 2018

Survivors received legal advocacy in 2018

Donate now to help directly

Your donations help us improve the lives of survivors and their children, every day.

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