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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Domestic Violence, Family Violence Shelters, Homeless & Housing

Mission: CAWC is committed to ending domestic violence. Using a self-help, empowerment approach, we provide counseling, advocacy, and a 24-hour hotline for people affected by domestic violence, including a shelter for women and children. We work for social change through education, service collaboration, and institutional advocacy.

Target demographics: end domestic violence

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 1000 domestic violence victims and their children

Geographic areas served: Chicago

Programs: housing, individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, and legal advocacy

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Brittany L.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

CAWC continues to inspire and impress me every year. Their dedication to empowering the survivors that they serve is outstanding. The resources that they provide to survivors fosters legitimate change in the survivors lives. CAWC is a positive and proactive group that I'm proud to support!

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with CAWC for over a decade via volunteering, fundraising and board of directors membership. The more I learn and the more staff I meet, the more I realize how critical this organization is to the community and to women and their children trying to escape violence at home. The services offered by dedicated and empathetic staff help women with legal, financial, medical and emotional issues that arise in a domestic violence situation. They save lives every single day. It's an honor to be even a small part of that.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I wanted to work with an organization where I could make an impact, but little did I know just how much my work with CAWC would also impact me. While the goal is to eradicate domestic violence so that organizations like CAWC wont be needed, for the present, the hope and support that they provide people with is inspiring. The services they offer are truly live saving and whenever we are able to hear from survivors I am humbled to be part of that team..