Emergency Shelter and support is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Interim Housing offers a longer shelter stay for those who have demonstrated motivation toward obtaining housing, but are struggling with barriers to secure housing.
Transitional Housing is designed to assist those who lack the resources to become financially independent and helps them gain life skills to disengage from their abusive pasts. Families can live in a community-based apartment for up to 24 months.
Counseling Services are provided free of charge to individuals and families victimized by domestic violence.
Court Advocacy Services are provided by trained professionals at both the Markham and Bridgeview courthouses in order to assist with domestic violence education, securing orders of protection and providing support during the legal process.
Emergency Services provide limited funds to help individuals and families flee from violence and move toward self-sufficiency. Examples include lock changes, hotel vouchers, transportation and utility assistance.
Aftercare Services are provided to ensure that adults and children continue on a successful path, free from abuse, after they transition from services.
Domestic Violence Hotline volunteers are professionally trained and work 24/7 to intervene during a crisis and provide support and referrals to victims.
Live Safe Patient Advocacy staff conduct screenings at local hospitals and medical facilities to identify and assist those trying to break free from abuse.
Law Enforcement and Victim Outreach (LEAV) collaborates with local law enforcement to identify and support victims of domestic violence and provide them with the resources and support they need.
Community Education presentations are offered to groups and individuals looking to learn more about domestic violence and the impact on our community. Contact our Volunteer and Training Coordinator at 708.429.7255, x143 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.crisisctr.org to see our training opportunities.
Safe Start collaborates with local schools to educate young people about dating violence and encourage healthy relationships.
Partner Abuse Intervention Program (PAIP) is a 26-week educational group for batterers that focuses on accepting responsibility for violence in an effort to end the cycle of abuse.
View or download our agency brochure here: Crisis Center for South Suburbia tri-fold brochure