Today, Between Friends’ comprehensive programs and services include a toll-free Crisis Line (800-603-HELP), direct crisis intervention services for individuals and families, counseling for victims and their children, court advocacy, and prevention and education efforts, including healthcare education and our extensive teen dating violence prevention program, REACH (Relationship Education: A Choice for Hope).
Each year, we work with thousands of individuals through these programs, all offered free of charge.
Center on Halsted (formerly Horizons Community Services) (Chicago, IL – North Side) Center on Halsted LGBTQ Violence Resource Line was created in response to the growing need for victim assistance for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV-positive (LGBTQH) people.
AVP is the only LGBTQ-specific program committed to addressing violence against and within LGBTQ communities in Illinois.
Using a self-help, empowerment approach, we provide a shelter for women and children, and counseling, advocacy, and a 24-hour hotline for people affected by domestic violence.
We work for social change through education, service collaboration and institutional advocacy.
If you or someone you know has experienced discrimination, or domestic, sexual, hate or police violence, please contact the LGBTQ Violence Resource Line at 773-871-CARE (2273).