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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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  • Feature 1

    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

    October 27, 2015
    Holiday Greeting Card

    South Suburban Family Shelter introduces New Holiday Greeting Card.

    October 27, 2015
    Fall 2015 Newsletter
    South Suburban Family Shelter Fall 2015 Newsletter (PDF)
    April 1, 2015
    Spring 2015 Newsletter
    South Suburban Family Shelter Spring 2015 Newsletter (PDF)
  • Training

    October 1, 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!

  • Events

    October 21, 2015
    2nd Annual Faith Community Breakfast / DV Presentation
    Faith Community Breakfast/ DV Presentation in Homewood. Faith leaders/ lay leadership invited to attend.
    October 5, 2015
    Candlelight Vigil
    Candlelight Vigil, Irwin Park Band Shell in Homewood. Silent Witness exhibit, victim testimonies.
    October 3, 2015
    2nd Annual 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