The 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 provide more than 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 organi-zations 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 have given more than 3,000 grants totaling nearly $22 million since the founding of the organization in 1985. CFW believes that when women and girls are secure, whole communities are made better.
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 empowering through aquatics.

The “Y” operates the only comprehensive residential domestic violence services program in the northeastern Chicago metropolitan area. More information can be found at:

Since 1985, the “Y” has given more than 3,000 grants totaling nearly $22 million and helped thousands of women and girls become philanthropists. More information can be found at

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