YWCA Metropolitan Chicago Patterson and McDaniel Family Center
- Advocacy & Human Rights
- Children & Youth
- Crisis Support
- Justice & Legal
Location2055 Army Trail RoadSuite 140Addison, IL 60101 United States
The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and diginty for all
The YWCA Metropolitan Chicago provides assistance to survivors of sexual violence, educates about the effects of violence in our community, and promotes general health and wellness through our Sexual Violence Support Services.
The YWCA Medical and Criminal Justice Program helps to reduce the trauma an help with the healing process. Advocates provide emotional support and information during the medical and criminal justice procedures to sexual assault survivors, non-significant others, and non-offending family members. Medical advocates provide 24-hour support to survivors. Legal advocates provide support through police and court proceedings.
The YWCA offers prevention education services to schools, youth-based focused agencies and professionals. Prevention education services prepare students, teachers, parents and professionals to recognize and prevent abusive behaviors. The YWCA also instructs parents and teachers about the dynamics surrounding violence and provides support if an incident occurs.