Mission & Vision
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 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.
HOW WE CAN HELP
Programs & Services
One woman at a time, Family Rescue has become one of Illinois’ largest and most comprehensive domestic violence agencies. We host four major programs including safe refuge and support and bilingual services from counseling to shelter and life in between.
What is Domestic Violence
Any act carried out with the intention of physically or emotionally harming another person who is related to you by blood; present or prior marriage or common law marriage; having (or allegedly having) a child in common; having (or have had) a dating relationship. This also includes a person with a disability and their personal assistant.
Family Rescue offers a variety of volunteer and internship opportunities. Our interns and volunteers provide our services with essential support and make a significant difference in the lives of our clients.
About Family Rescue
Family Rescue has a rich history of providing comprehensive support services to survivors of abuse on the south side. We invite you to learn more about our humble beginnings, accomplishments, and the evolution of our programming.