Domestic Violence Resources in Northeastern Cook County (Townships: Evanston, Maine, New Trier, Niles, Northfield)


Skokie Courthouse (847) 470-7200 

5600 Old Orchard Rd, Skokie, IL 60077  

In-House Domestic Violence Advocates: YWCA Evanston/North Shore (847) 470-5052, Rm 218 

Domestic Violence Shelters and Services 

Apna Ghar (773) 334-4663 

Provides culturally-sensitive wraparound services including a 24-hour crisis line, shelter (emergency and transitional), case management, counseling, legal advocacy, and supervised visitation/exchange.  

KAN-WIN (847) 299-1392 

Additional resources available to survivors across immigrant, refugee, and marginalized communities. 24-hour help line, transitional housing, legal advocacy, case management, support group, children’s program 

SHALVA (773) 583-4673 or 

SHALVA supports Jewish women experiencing and healing from domestic abuse through counseling, supportive services, and community education. 

YWCA Evanston/North Shore (847) 864-8780 or (877) 718-1868 

24-hour crisis line, emergency shelter and longer-term housing, counseling, financial education, workforce training and employment assistance, affordable housing support, community education and training. 

Noah’s Rest (847) 764-6624 

Temporary shelter for pets of domestic violence survivors, available for transitional periods. 


Illinois Action for Children (312) 823-1100 or  

The Illinois Child Care Assistance Program makes it possible for families who qualify to receive financial assistance in paying for child care. Parents must meet the State of Illinois’ income and family size guidelines. 


JCFS Career Services (855) 275-5237 

JCFS provides employment services including career exploration, job search strategies, and career workshops and groups. 

National Able Network (855) 994-8300 

National Able Network provides personalized career support that integrates career coaching, specialized training, and direct connections to the job market. 


Greater Chicago Food Depository (773) 843-5416 

The Greater Chicago Food Depository’s Outreach Team helps people in Cook County with SNAP (food stamps), Medicaid, and other public benefits programs. They can also link to various food pantries throughout the county.  


Connections for the Homeless (847) 475-7070 

Connections for the Homeless works to prevent homelessness through financial assistance to households facing eviction, providing emergency shelter for people in crisis, securing permanent housing for individuals and families, and organizing the community through advocacy efforts. 

Suburban Cook Call Center (877) 426-6515 

The Suburban Cook Call Center is a coordinated entry point for resources to prevent homelessness throughout the county. Resources include rental assistance, shelter, and security deposit assistance. 

Mental Health 

Family Service Center (847) 251-7350 

FSC is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) mental health agency serving the Illinois communities of Wilmette, Glenview, Northbrook, and Kenilworth. 

Haven Youth and Family Services (847) 251-6630 

Responds to the physical and emotional needs of youth and their families by providing emergency housing services, individual, group, and family therapy, 24-hour crisis intervention, daily outreach to area schools, psycho-educational workshops, youth leadership positions, and service-learning opportunities. 

JCFS Counseling Services (855) 275-5237 

JCFS provides integrative counseling services and psychological testing to understand learning differences, cognitive, emotional and other mental health disorders. 

Josselyn Center (847) 441-5600 

Long-term, sustainable mental wellness programs with empathetic, culturally-aware, licensed therapists. For individuals, couples, young people, and families. 

Womencare Counseling and Training Center (847) 475-7003 

Specializing in the relational treatment of trauma, Womencare Counseling and Training Center offers individual, relationship, and family counseling aimed at restoring life’s meaning and the capacity to form healthy relationships. 

Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook (847) 724-2620 

Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook offers various programs including counseling, crisis intervention and socialization groups. 

Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center – Skokie (847) 872-7799 (24-hr) 

Z-Center provides a place where survivors of sexual assault and abuse can heal, and works to mobilize the community toward action to end sexual violence. 


Illinois Townships 

We strongly advise reaching out to your Illinois township for a variety of assistance programs including emergency financial assistance, food pantries, access to state benefits, and other local resources. You can look up your township by visiting 


Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County, Inc. (CEDA)  

CEDA offers a variety of services to low-income individuals including gas and electric assistance, furnace repair/replacement, and water assistance. For more information or to find an intake site near you, text “CEDA” to 313131. 

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