Evanston/North Shore

Longer-term Housing for Survivors

Bridges, a place of promise for domestic violence survivors




Everyone needs a place to call home - a safe haven, a place to dream and prepare for the future. For survivors of domestic violence, Bridges is that place.

Bridges deepens YWCA's impact, by helping even more women and children move beyond surviving - to thriving!  Bridges provides residents with:

  • Trauma-informed counseling for survivors
  • Workforce training and employment assistance
  • Permanent housing support
  • Financial education and legal assistance
  • Early-intervention and trauma-informed therapies for children
  • Health care referrals

 Bridges residents live in a 15-unit apartment building, with one and two bedroom apartments which can accommodate up to 52 women and children.

For more information, contact our Domestic Violence Residential and Community Services Director at 847-864-8445. 


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