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YWCA Metropolitan Chicago Patterson and McDaniel Family Center

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Children & Youth
  • Crisis Support
  • Justice & Legal
  • Women

Location

2055 Army Trail RoadSuite 140Addison, IL 60101 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and diginty for all

Description

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.


Reviews

Would you recommend YWCA Metropolitan Chicago Patterson and McDaniel Family Center?
4 reviews Write a review
by Kathy L. (June 1, 2013)
The training is incredibly empowering in itself, and the work is so important and fulfilling. This organization is making the world a better place every single day.
by cheryl h. (June 1, 2013)
I wanted to be part of an orgainzation that supports woman in the community and is commited to ending sexual violence against women, children and men. The YWCA is a great place to make a diffrence in the community!
by Paula F. (May 14, 2013)
The YWCA is a wonderful organization that is doing a great work in the community.I have been volunteer with Rape Crisis Center for 5 years.The training is extensive and the help given to those who call is needed.
by Maurissa M. from Hoffman Estates, IL (May 13, 2013)
First of all, the training to be a YWCA volunteer is a training you will not forget; it is a character-building training where you will learn about yourself and about others. Second, through the volunteer experience you will have the opportunity to support someone who needs that support from someone that does not know them (and will not judge them!). Third, once a month there are volunteer meetings which continues to build the bond with the other volunteers and staff and are also great learning opportunities.

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