Domestic Violence S.A.V.E.
It shall be the duty of this committee to provide education in an effort to prevent domestic violence. Additionally, this committee shall encourage and seek to offer solutions for those affected by the devastating societal affliction of domestic violence.
-In a recent year in the city of Chicago, there were 206,279 domestic violence related calls to the Chicago Police Department. Taking note of the national statistics that one in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime and every nine seconds a woman is physically abused by her husband.
-One in six women and one in thirty-three men have experienced a completed or attempted rape. Statistically speaking, college-age women are four times more likely to be sexually assaulted than any other age group.
-Nationally, 2 million women are assaulted by male partners every year and every day, 4 women and 3 children die as a result of abuse.
-Globally, the statistics are even more extreme. In a study conducted by the World Health Organization, they found that as many as 20-88% of women respondents stated that they had been abused by a domestic partner.
Chicago Alumnae Chapter is committed to combat domestic and sexual violence through education and provide resources for those affected. Please see the below listed local and national resources. Please visitor site for updates on upcoming Domestic/Sexual Violence events, programs and services.
January: Stalking Awareness Month
February: Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month
March 8, 2012: International Women’s Day
April: Sexual Assault Awareness Month
April 22-28, 2012: National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
Chicago. IL 60645
Toll Free Hotline: (800) 603-4357
Web Site: http://www.betweenfriendschicago.org/
Domestic Violence Legal Clinic
555 W. Harrison, Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60607
Family Rescue, Inc.
Chicago, IL 60617
Hotline: (773) 375-8400
Wellspring Center for Hope
Chicago, IL 60181
M-F 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Web Site: wellspringcenterforhope.org
National Reference Websites and Telephone Numbers:
The National Domestic Violence Hotline: www.thehotline.org 1-800-799-safe (7223) or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)
The National Dating Abuse Hotline: 1-866-331-9474
The National Center for Victims of Crime-Stalking Resource Center: www.ncvc.org src1-202-467-8700 or Crime Victims can call 1-800-FYI-CALL (394-2255)
The National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline: www.loveisrespect.org 1-866-331-9474 or 1-888-988-8453 (TTY)
The National Resource Center For Teen Dating Violence Awareness: www.teendvmonth.org (affiliated with breakthecycle.org)
National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-Hope (4673)
National Sexual Violence Resource Center. www.nsvrc.org- 877-739-3895
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence: www.ncadv.org 1-303-839-1852
Break The Cycle: www.breakthecycle.org 1-888-988-Teen (8336)
The Safe Space.Org: www.thesafespace.org (a project of Break the Cycle) 1-888-988-Teen (8336)
The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network: www.rainn.org 1-800-656-Hope (4673)
The Liz Claiborne Inc. www.loveisnotabuse.com
Family Violence Prevention Fund: www.endabuse.org
Family Violence Awareness Page: www.famvi.com
The Empower Program: www.empowered.org
Girls Incorporated National Resource Center: www.girlssinc.org
The Whole Family Center: www.wholefamily.com