Dating after domestic violence
Life Span Center for Legal Services & Advocacy (Chicago, IL – Downtown/Central & Des Plaines, IL) Life Span provides comprehensive services for women and children enabling them to stay together without violence, and/or to help women eliminate the abuse from their lives, build upon their strengths, and become self-sufficient.Life Span is committed to providing victims of abuse a range of non-residential options by defining domestic violence as a crime as well as a social problem.
Our DVCAP advocacy programs provide services in Spanish and English.
Using a self-help, empowerment approach, we provide a shelter for women and children, and counseling, advocacy, and a 24-hour hotline for people affected by domestic violence.
We work for social change through education, service collaboration and institutional advocacy.
Some have suffered the traumas of war and dislocation in addition to domestic violence, and 85 percent are low-income.
To meet clients’ needs, services are culturally appropriate and provided in multiple languages.
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All services are free and available to survivors regardless of race, religion, ethnic origin, or socioeconomic status.