• Breaking the cycle of domestic violence
    We were one of the first domestic violence shelter to provide a licensed clinical psychoologist and child behavioral specialist.

  • Everyday is a chance to start a new life

  • Most comprehensive program on Chicago's south side

  • Helping someone is the best way to end your day

Victims of Domestic Violence

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Family Rescue
News and Events

Purple Gown Gala

April 5, 2014

Join Family Rescue for the 2nd Annual Purple Gown Gala as we bring awareness to the issue of domestic violence in the Chicago community.
Guests enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvre stations, music, cash raffle, basket raffle and more.
Semi-formal, purple attire suggested.

View our sponsorship opportunities.

For more information, please contact Tricia LaPointe
773/375-1918  | t_lapointe@familyrescueinc.org

Peace Bound

Two students from Vassar College traveled over 8,000 miles & to 14 states to document program staff and community members to illustrate solidarity with victims of domestic violence...reducing feelings of isolation. Staff was asked to write a word of encouragement. Their picture with words will be added to their blog and the final product will also be a pictorial book. Visit their blog at http://peacebound.wordpress.com/

For more information, please contact Theresa DuBois
773/375-1918  | t_dubois@familyrescueinc.org

Violence Against Women Video

Please take the 7 minutes to watch this powerful video of Patrick Stewart speaking to students in TX
Also visit our Facebook page to view the vide

For more information, please contact
773/375-1918  | administration@familyrescueinc.org

17th Annual Course Against Domestic Violence Charity Golf Tournament

August 22,2014
9:00 a.m.

Sun, sandals, green fairways and a great cause. It’s hard to believe but golf season is nearly here. The 17th Annual Course Against Domestic Violence Charity Golf Tournament is Friday, August 22nd at the Hilton Indian Lakes Resort in Bloomingdale, IL.

For more information, please contact Tricia LaPointe
773/375-1918  | t_lapointe@familyrescueinc.org

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The Heart of Our Work

Family Rescue is dedicated to eliminating domestic violence in the Chicago community by providing comprehensive support services and shelter to victims of domestic violence; particularly to abused women and their children; engaging in advocacy to promote future system change and encouraging prevention through community education.

Family Rescue envisions a world where safety and well-being is a shared responsibility within and among families and communities, achieved only when the most vulnerable among us is safe, and a society free of violence is a reality for all.

Direct services
to victims and their children in residential and non-residential settings and a 24/7 crisis line.

Systemic advocacy
with city departments, governmental and private agencies, businesses and individuals, to help develop policies and procedures that encourage a coordinated, compassionate and effective response to victims of domestic violence

Community education and prevention
through informational presentations, interactive workshops, seminars, and in-depth training to raise awareness of domestic violence and prevent future violence.

Our Programs

One woman at a time, Family Rescue has become one of Illinois' largest and most comprehensive domestic violence agencies. These are our four major programs:

Rosenthal Family Lodge Program
Providing safe refuge and support services for women and their children who are fleeing domestic violence. Learn more

Community Outreach Program
Providing portable domestic violence services within the community, as well as on-site to reach as many victims as possible. learn more

Ridgeland Apartments & Daycare
Providing affordable housing and supportive services for survivors of domestic violence and their children seeking to re-gain emotional and financial stability. learn more

Court Advocacy Program
Assisting victimes of domestic violence access the legal system and obtain criminal and civil legal remedies that will promote a violence-fee lifestyle. learn more

Our Services

From Counseling to Shelter and Life in Between, Family Rescue's programs offer these services in both English and Spanish:

  • Crisis intervention
  • Safe shelter with short-term support
  • Individual and group counseling
  • 24-Hour Bi-Lingual Crisis Line
  • Comprehensive legal advocacy
  • Parenting and life management skills
  • Economic empowerment and career connections
  • Educational support
  • Enhanced children/youth services
  • After school care
  • Substance abuse recovery support
  • Community education
  • Affordable housing

View a complete list of our yearly service statistics.

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