The Heart of Our Work
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.
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.
to victims and their children in residential and non-residential settings and a 24/7 crisis line.
with city departments, governmental and private agencies, businesses and individuals, to help develop policies and procedures that encourage a coordinated, compassionate and effective response to victims of domestic violence.
Community education and prevention
through informational presentations, interactive workshops, seminars, and in-depth training to raise awareness of domestic violence and prevent future violence.
Safe shelter with short-term support
Individual and group counseling
24-Hour Bi-Lingual Crisis Line
Comprehensive legal advocacy
Parenting and life management skills
Economic empowerment and career connections
Enhanced children/youth services
After school care
Substance abuse recovery support