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Breaking the Trauma Bond

Trauma bonding is intense, unlike a normal bond we may create with safe family and friends. Join Marissa and Nouchee in a discussion on how trauma bonds operate in the brain, how to tell if you are in a trauma bonded relationship, and ultimately how to safely break...

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Identity After Abuse: Who Am I?

Identity encompasses the memories, experiences, relationships and values that creates one sense of self. It's normal to question or reflect on our identity from time to time, but in abuse, someone else may be trying to actively change or control who you are and the...

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Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse in the LGBTQ+ Community

This June, we recognize and celebrate Pride Month, while acknowledging the unique challenges LGBTQ+ survivors of domestic and sexual violence face. Join Marissa and Nouchee in a discussion of the different forms of abuse and barriers that the LGBTQ+ community may...

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Featured Blog Posts

CONVO: Creating Opportunity for Non-Violent Outcomes

In January, The Women’s Center launched a brand new Instagram account specifically for teens. CONVO – which stands for Creating Opportunity for Non-Violent Outcomes – is a page designed to make violence prevention engaging and accessible. As the violence prevention...

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2021 State of the Agency Address

We are incredibly thankful for the compassionate support we received from our donors and friends in 2020. Throughout a very tumultuous year, you helped us continue doing what we do best – providing safety, shelter, and support for survivors 24/7, 365 days a year. Last...

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Featured Videos

Storytime: “The Skin You Live In”

Storytime: “The Skin You Live In”

Join Mr. Jon for storytime! Published by Chicago Public Museum, this picture book shares an important message about social acceptance, race, and inclusion. Use the following discussion questions after the video to further the conversation, encourage acceptance, and...

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Mission Moment 7/24/20

Mission Moment 7/24/20

August 26 is Women's Equality Day and Executive Director Angela Mancuso shares the significance of this day to The Women's Center, along with some interesting tidbits about our founding.

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