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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

    August 4, 2014
    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!

    September 12, 2014
    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

    August 31, 2014
    Women's Half Marathon
    Women’s Half Marathon, in Chicago. Part of the collaboration of 11 domestic violence programs for our team "Run Domestic Violence Out of Town".
    September 5, 2014
    Faith Community Breakfast / DV Presentation
    Faith Community Breakfast/ DV Presentation in Homewood. Faith leaders/ lay leadership invited to attend.
    October 6, 2014
    Candlelight Vigil
    Candlelight Vigil, Irwin Park Band Shell in Homewood

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