Evanston/North Shore

Domestic Violence Program

YWCA Evanston/North Shore provides the only comprehensive residential domestic violence program in the northeastern Chicago metropolitan area. In efforts to address domestic violence on all levels, the program is comprised of six primary elements:

(Click here for a downloadable pdf of our Domestic Violence Services brochure. Tenemos servicios en Español.)

If you or someone you know needs help, call 847-864-8780 or (toll free) 877-718-1868.


community outreach and education

YWCA Evanston/North Shore makes a concerted effort to raise awareness and educate the community about domestic violence issues. Through this work we reach out to educational institutions, faith-based organizations, health care agencies, businesses, and civic organizations to speak about the complexities and importance of the issue, offer resources that can help, and advocate for solutions to end the violence. Each presentation is specifically tailored to the audience with whom we are speaking, and concrete actions are offered as ways that people can get involved.

If you are interested in having a member of our staff visit your organization, contact our Director of Domestic Violence Services at 847-864-8445, ext. 112.

Learn more about Domestic Violence:

What Domestic Violence is

National facts about Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence and Housing

Domestic Violence and Homelessness

Dating Violence on Campus


Special thanks to the following organizations for the creative ways they've found to support our domestic violence services:

Duxler Complete Auto Care

Village Treasure House


Learn more, get safe, get involved, empower yourself.