Evanston/North Shore

24-hour Domestic Violence Crisis Line: (877) 718-1868

 The crisis line provides immediate intervention, emotional support and service referrals, as well as a preliminary assessment to determine eligibility if the caller is requesting emergency shelter.

If eligibility requirements are met (the caller must be a victim of domestic violence and in immediate danger) and space is available, the crisis line worker provides instructions regarding transportation to Mary Lou's Place, our domestic violence shelter for women and their children. If space is not available, the caller is provided information about other sources of shelter, including a national 800 number that has information about shelters throughout the country and can connect women to out-of-state shelters at no cost.

intervención de crisis: La línea de crisis ofrece intervención inmediata, apoyo emocional y referencias a victimas de violencia doméstica. También funciona como un punto de entrada al albergue, para los que necesitan hospedaje de emergencia. La línea de crisis es atendida por empleados y voluntarios (gratis línea de crisis: 877-718-1868; 24 horas línea de crisis: 847-864-8780).

emergency shelter

Mary Lou's Place, a domestic violence shelter for women and their children (formerly the Evanston Shelter for Battered Women and Their Children), was created in 1980 as a five-bed volunteer-run shelter, and has since grown into a 32-bed residential facility. Women and children, including boys up to the age of 12, are able to access emergency shelter for up to 90 days. Mary Lou's Place is handicapped accessible.

When a woman arrives at the Shelter, her immediate needs, as well as those of her children, are addressed. Provided a private room for her family, many of which have private bathrooms, residents are given clothing, bed linens and personal supplies.

During their stay, women’s advocates and children’s counselors provide daily individual and group counseling sessions, parent/child workshops, and specialized workshops such as health education, job readiness, and financial literacy. This important combination of emotional and practical support enables residents to access the resources and find within themselves the ability to achieve self-sufficiency.

Albergue de Emergencia: Mujeres y sus hijo/as, incluyendo niños hasta la edad de 12 años, pueden tener acceso a nuestro albergue de violencia doméstica en Evanston y quedarse por 90 días.

Cuando una mujer llega al albergue, ella es alojada en un cuarto seguro y privado para ella y su familia. Las residentes son proveídas con ropa, sábanas y provisiones personales.

Durante el tiempo de hospedaje, consejeras para mujeres y niños están disponibles para ayudar. Estos servicios incluyen consejería individual y de grupo para niños y adultos, programas especiales como educación de salud, padres, trabajo, y financiamiento. Adicionalmente, las consejeras ayudan a encontrar vivienda y empleo estable en la comunidad. Esta combinación vital entre apoyo emocional y práctico da acceso a recursos y encontrar entre si mismas la habilidad de ser auto-suficiente.

 

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