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Life Span Center for Legal Services & Advocacy (Chicago, IL – Downtown/Central & Des Plaines, IL) 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.

Life Span is committed to providing victims of abuse a range of non-residential options by defining domestic violence as a crime as well as a social problem.

Through multi-faceted programs we assist victims in transforming their lives after domestic violence, prevent future abuse by addressing its root cause through abuser intervention programs, and educate the community about domestic violence and how we can all be involved in its end.

Apna Ghar (Chicago, IL – North Side) Apna Ghar provides emergency shelter and transitional housing, along with a range of supportive services, to survivors of domestic abuse in the Chicago area.

All of our domestic violence services are offered at no charge and are completely confidential to ensure client safety.Between Friends (formerly Friends of Battered Women and Their Children) (Chicago, IL – North Side) Between Friends is a nonprofit agency dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence and building a community free of abuse.In 1986, Between Friends was founded by volunteers from the National Council of Jewish Women and the North Shore Junior League of Evanston as a small grantmaking body dedicated to raising funds for local domestic violence programs.Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network (Chicago, IL – Downtown/Central) The Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network (CMBWN) is a collaborative membership organization dedicated to improving the lives of those impacted by domestic violence through education, public policy and advocacy, and the connection of community members to direct service providers.Connections for Abused Women and their Children (Chicago, IL) Connections for Abused Women and their Children, formerly Chicago Abused Women Coalition, is committed to ending domestic violence.