Incorporated in 1981, Family Rescue is one of the largest providers of domestic violence-related services in the state of Illinois. For 40 years, we have provided high-quality, comprehensive services for victims and their children to assist them as they rebuild their foundation in a violence-free home.
Family Rescue is committed to eliminating domestic violence by assisting victims and their children escape the cycle of violence through our comprehensive programming, designed to assist victims and their children in building a successful foundation towards reaching their full potential in a violence-free life. 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.
8811 S. Stony Island Ave.
Chicago, IL 60617
As the first and only* domestic violence-specific shelter on the South Side, Rosenthal Family Lodge provides safe housing for victims fleeing violence whose only other option is homelessness. It is open and accepting new clients 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
*Up until 2016
When clients at Rosenthal Family Lodge expressed that they needed more time to heal as a family, Family Rescue opened Ridgeland Apartments and Children’s Program – 22 units of transitional housing for families, including on-site support services and on-site after-school programming.
As housing prices continue to rise, Family Rescue answered with New Heights Apartments. Scattered throughout the city of Chicago, these transitional housing & rapid-rehousing units allow survivors with and without children to find affordable housing where they feel most comfortable.