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ORGANIZATION: The Network - Advocating Against Domestic Violence

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The Network - Advocating Against Domestic Violence


The Associate Board of The Network: Advocating Against Domestic Violence is a group of young professionals from the Chicago metropolitan area who are passionate about improving the lives of those impacted by gender-based violence. Together we raise funds and awareness of the work of The Network. We’re an inclusive group that combine our strengths and talents to promote the mission of The Network.


  • Attend bi/monthly meetings of the full Associate Board
  • Serve on committees or as officers and attend monthly committee meetings
  • Host events that will help raise awareness and fundraise for The Network
  • Contribute $500 annually through a combination of personal giving and soliciting donations
  • Commit to a renewable one-year-term as a board member
  • Share knowledge of The Network with your networks to help gain new supporters


The Network (formerly known as The Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network) began in 1980 by 5 women from four different human service organizations that provided a variety of services for battered women and their children. Their goal was to organize a system that would utilize community resources in order to provide a connection for women impacted by domestic violence. They soon realized the advantages of creating a network that could facilitate communication and serve as an effective agent in bringing pressure to bear on the city and state on behalf of abused women. The partnership was intended to comprise a wide variety of domestic violence service providers including shelters, direct services, legal services, and those who worked at the advocacy and policy levels.


  • $25M in new funding allocated in the city of Chicago's 2022 budget for gender-based violence services due to The Network's advocacy efforts
  • 32,363 calls and texts received support through our Illinois statewide 24/7 crisis Hotline
  • 442 Safe Rides provided to survivors through our Hotline for immediate travel to safe homes
  • $111,051 Cash Assistance directly granted to 105 survivors & their families through the Emergency Response Fund
  • 40+ Member and Partner agencies that serve every community affected by gender-based violence


We are looking for young professionals who want to join our efforts to end gender-based violence! If you are interested or have questions, e-mail thenetworkassociateboard@gmail.com.

Thanks in advance!

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About The Network - Advocating Against Domestic Violence


1 E. Wacker Dr. #1630, Chicago, IL 60601, US

Mission Statement

The Network’s mission is to educate, organize, and advocate as a collaborative membership organization to end domestic violence, with a vision to eradicate domestic violence and its underlying causes in oppression.


The Network performs its work in four focus areas:

  1. First response: The Network runs Illinois’ Official Statewide 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline(877-863-6338) and serves as first responder for tens of thousands of Illinois residents each year. In FY 2021, the hotline responded to over 32,000 calls & texts for help and information. The Hotline also provided 442 safe rides to survivors for immediate travel to emergency shelters.
  2. Advocacy & Public Policy: The Network pursues an advocacy/policy agenda on behalf of victims and service providers. This Program works to change laws and regulations and presses for systems dealing with domestic violence to do so in ways that maximize the prevention of, and ultimately an end to, abuse. In FY21, we worked diligently in strengthening our Policy & Advocacy Efforts to support domestic violence service providers in securing $35 million in city of Chicago budget funding for 2022 allocated for gender-based services.
  3. Professional Training: The Network’s Centralized Training Institute (CTI) presents expert training for human service and healthcare providers and criminal justice personnel.
  4. Member Services: The Network provides its members with a venue to work together on common policy initiatives, joint fundraising opportunities and capacity building.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Board Development
Crisis Support
Advocacy & Human Rights, Board Development, Crisis Support


We'll work with your schedule.


1 East Wacker Drive, Suite 1630Chicago, IL 60601



  • Public Relations
  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO
  • Administrative Support
  • Advertising
  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach




  • Must be at least 21
  • After office hours and weekends
  • If you are interested or have questions, contact Owen Diny, Development Coordinator, at odiny@the-network.org.

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