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Are you in an abusive relationship? Not sure?

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We offer a variety of services for families to guide them towards independent and violence-free lives.

Our Services

You can change lives with your gift to South Suburban Family Shelter.

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    Get Help

    Whether you're in need of emergency shelter, transitional housing, access to a 24 hour hotline, counseling services, legal assistance or partner abuse classes, we can help.

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    Get Educated

    South Suburban Family Shelter offers domestic violence training courses for those interested in working with domestic violence professionals or offenders. Our courses train individuals and organizations on how to use best practices in handling domestic violence issues.

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    Get Involved

    We have opportunities for those who want to perform work that supports organization operations. With your help you can create a positive impact in the lives of victims of domestic crimes and abuse.

What's New? News, events and trainings.

  • News

    June 30, 2014
    Run Domestic Violence Out of Town
    SSFS partners for the second year in a row with Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network for the Run Domestic Violence Out of Town team participating in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Visit for more information.
    July 1, 2014
    Faith Outreach Suggestion
    SSFS wants to widen our outreach and we need your help. Do you know a member of a faith community who wants to be more involved by learning about domestic violence and SSFS’s services?
  • Training

    February 2, 2015
    Domestic Violence 40-Hour Training

    Upon completion of the state approved Domestic Violence 40-hour Training participants will have a comprehensive understanding of domestic violence. Police departments, school districts, faith communities and other social service agencies are encouraged to attend. CEU's offered!

    February 13, 2015
    Ethics in PAIP and Victim Services
    Ethics in PAIP and Victim Services - Domestic Violence Training
    March 13, 2015
    Abuser Intervention 20-hour Training

    The Abuser Intervention 20-hour Training is designed for those interested in working with domestic violence offenders or professionals in the field. 

  • Events

    October 4, 2014
    Abuse is Not Love Run
    “Abuse in Not Love” Run Against Domestic Violence, 8:00AM held at North Creek Meadows Forest Preserve, Lansing, I
    October 4, 2014
    Women of Worth Ministry
    “Women of Worth Ministry” conference, Newlife Community Church, 5101 S. Keeler, Chicago, IL 8:30AM-4:00PM, SSFS will have resource table. 
    October 4, 2014
    5K Walk/Run/Bike
    5K Walk/Run/Bike for “Three Causes, One Walk”
    9:00AM, Salem Baptist Church, 10900 S Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL

The Impact July to December 2013

We provided services to 1,342 ADULT victims and 80 CHILDREN

Our 24-hour hotline answered 762 calls

Our Court Advocates at Markham Courthouse helped 271 victims obtain an Order of Protection