Domestic Violence Resources in Northwestern Cook County (Townships: Barrington, Elk Grove, Hanover, Palatine, Schaumburg, Wheeling)


Rolling Meadows Courthouse (847) 818-3000 

2121 Euclid Ave, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 

In-House Domestic Violence Advocates: Between Friends (847) 818-8900, Basement 

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.  

Between Friends (800) 603-4357 

24-hour help line, counseling, legal assistance, resources  

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 

WINGS Women’s Shelters (847) 519-7820 

Offering shelters across the Chicagoland area 

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. 


JOURNEYS | The Road Home (847) 963-9163 ext: 117 

JOURNEYS | The Road Home is a non-profit agency that provides both shelter and social services to the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless in 37 towns in north/northwest suburban Cook County. 

Northwest Compass (847) 392-2344 

Northwest Compass provides comprehensive assessment, brief crisis intervention, counseling and assistance to people experiencing housing instability or homelessness by connecting them to housing options, resources and various supportive services. 

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 

Children’s Advocacy Center of North and Northwest Cook County (847) 885-0100 

CAC provides free, healing services to children who have experienced abuse, allowing them to process trauma and reclaim their childhoods. 

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. 

Kenneth Young Center (847) 524-8800 

Kenneth Young Center is a community-based non-profit, comprehensive provider of mental health and senior citizens’ support services. 

Life-Span (847) 824-0382 

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. 

Northwest Center Against Sexual Abuse (NWCASA) (888) 802-8890 

NWCASA’s services include: individual, family, and group counseling for survivors and their loved ones; medical advocacy; legal advocacy; a crisis intervention telephone hotline; and professional training, sexual abuse prevention education, and community activism. 

OMNI Youth Services (847) 353-1500 

OMNI is a comprehensive behavioral health organization serving the needs of children, adolescents and adults throughout Chicago’s Northwest Suburbs. 


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 find 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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