WHO WE ARE

House of the Good Shepherd serves with love and compassion women and children affected by domestic violence by providing a safe place with opportunities for emotional and spiritual growth, giving hope and continued support for a better future.

Our approach is holistic. We see each woman and each of her children as individuals. Our comprehensive programs are based on the belief that every woman and child is worthwhile and deserves to live a life free from violence and poverty. Because our goal is to end the cycle of violence in families, we place great emphasis on our Children's program and on financial independence for women.

The number of women and children survivors of family abuse who need our support to recover from violence and psychological trauma shows no signs of decreasing. We are receiving more requests for our housing, legal, medical and therapy services than ever before. To ensure we can continue to provide the essential support required for clients to rebuild their lives after the unbearable happens, we need your support more than ever.

Need help now?

Chicago DV Hotline

1-877-863-6338

Cook County DV Hotline

1-800-603-4357

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Lastest News

  • Angela's Place - Mary Breslin, a generous donor and talented author, gave a new play set to House of the Good Shepherd in honor of her sister, Angela, a nun serving the poor in Brazil. The play set adds color and fun for our children residing with us.

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  • Volunteer to help a family! We need YOU in the Learning Center, Childcare, and at the Front Desk. Apply to help today! Read more.


    Volunteer to help a family!

    We need YOU in the Learning Center, Childcare, and at the Front Desk. Apply to help today!

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  •   PROTECT HGS Make a gift, share with your friends and join the Crowdrise team to repair our gate and alarm system to keep abusers away from HGS.  Read more

     

    PROTECT HGS

    Make a gift, share with your friends and join the Crowdrise team to repair our gate and alarm system to keep abusers away from HGS.

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The tragedy of domestic violence witnessed by a child.