Evanston, IL, June 26, 2014 – YWCA Evanston/North Shore has been awarded a grant of $10,000 by the Chicago Foundation for Women’s North Shore Giving Circle for its Domestic Violence Services. The grant will expand the YWCA’s community-based services, which serve over 500 survivors of domestic violence each year with counseling and support, case management, legal information, orders of protection, and financial literacy training.

The Chicago Foundation for Women raises money to fund and support organizations that help women and girls throughout the Chicagoland area, including grants, advocacy, leadership development, and public and grantee education. This year they awarded a total of $562,950 to 59 Chicagoland programs that serve women and girls in diverse communities and has given more than 3,000 grants totaling nearly $22 million since the founding of the organization in 1985.

YWCA Evanston/North Shore

Dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women, the YWCA Evanston/North Shore focuses on ending violence against women and children; nurturing women’s economic empowerment and leadership; fostering racial, gender and economic equity; and empowerment through aquatics. We operate the only comprehensive residential domestic violence services program in the northeastern Chicago metropolitan area. Learn more at: www.ywca.org/evanston.

Chicago Foundation for Women

Chicago Foundation for Women raises money to fund and support organizations that help women and girls-it’s all about making smarter connections between need, money and solutions. We believe that when women and girls are secure, whole communities are made better. We improve the lives of women and girls through grants, advocacy, leadership development, and public and grantee education. Since 1985, we have given more than 3,000 grants totaling nearly $22 million and helped thousands of women and girls become philanthropists. Learn more at www.cfw.org.