break the cycle of domestic violence

one of the first domestic violence shelters to provide a licensed clinical psychologist and child behavioral specialist

everyday is a chance to start a new life

envision a world where safety and well-being is a shared responsibility within and among families and communities

most comprehensive program on Chicago's south side

dedicated to eliminating domestic violence in the Chicago community by providing comprehensive support services and shelter to victims of domestic violence

As a result of Governor Pritzker’s Shelter in Place orders due to the COVID-19 virus Family Rescue’s Administrative Offices, Community Outreach Program Main Office and Mobile Unit Offices, the Legal Advocacy Program Offices at the 3rd District and Area South Police Stations and Cook County Centralized Domestic Violence Courthouse, and Ridgeland Apartment Program Office and Children’s Program will be closed until April 8th.  Staff continue to provide crisis intervention, individual counseling, advocacy, information and referrals to clients via email and phone. 

Our emergency shelter and 24-hour crisis line will remain open to offer essential services to victims in need of assistance.  The crisis line number is 773-375-8400 and is available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.

The health and safety of our clients, staff and their families is our top priority.  We will be working to provide assistance to those in need to the best of our ability during this period.

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.

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.

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Victims of Domestic Violence

Get information and tools to help you and your family cope by clicking the button below.
For immediate help, call our 24-hour Crisis Line: (800) 360-6619.

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.

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Get Involved

Family Rescue offers volunteers an opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives by working directly with victims of domestic violence. All of our programs are always in need of your volunteer support.

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About Family Rescue

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.

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You can make a difference

Family Rescue offers its support services thanks to the generous support from individual donors and organizations. On behalf of the women and children that we support, Thank you for your kind donation!