For Chicago area families experiencing domestic violence, South Suburban Family Shelter in Homewood, Illinois, provides comprehensive, coordinated services without imposing any one solution. South Suburban Family Shelter’s programs increase the safety of victims and their families and empower victims by helping them to increase their knowledge about healthy relationships. They also increase offender accountability and raise awareness and understanding of domestic violence issues within the community. All services are provided free of charge in both Spanish and in English.

Programs include:

  • A 24-hour hotline
  • Emergency shelter
  • Transitional housing
  • Group and individual counseling for adult victims
  • Group and individual counseling for child victims/witnesses
  • Court advocacy in criminal and civil court
  • Medical advocacy
  • A school-based prevention program
  • Community outreach and education
  • Re-learning groups for abusers