Safety Resources


Between Friends

Between Friends is a nonprofit agency dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence and building a community free of abuse. Between Friends provides a safe, violence-free, supportive, self-help environment for women and children in crisis.

Women in Need Growing Stronger (WINGS)

WINGS helps homeless and abused women and children by offering integrated services that meet their needs for shelter, education, guidance and support. WINGS provides safe, secure living environments, through transitional housing and emergency shelter, in residential neighborhoods that allow women to go to school, work, and achieve financial and emotional independence.


Life Span provides comprehensive services for women and children enabling them to stay together without violence, and/or to help women eliminate the abuse from their lives, build upon their strengths, and become self-sufficient.

A Safe Place

A Safe Place is the sole provider of services exclusively addressing domestic violence in Lake County, Illinois. A Safe Place provides services to victims of domestic violence that support them in their efforts to transform their lives after domestic violence.

YWCA Evanston/North Shore

The YWCA Evanston/North Shore provides the only comprehensive residential domestic violence program in the northeastern Chicago metropolitan area.

Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.
–Dorothy Thompson