Human Dignity and Solidarity

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

During the month of October, the Archdiocese of Chicago Domestic Violence Outreach will sponsor a collection drive of items for victims of domestic violence and their children living in local shelters. Items* or donations can be dropped off at the following 24 Catholic parishes:

  • Christ the King (Chicago)
  • Old St. Mary's (Chicago)
  • Old St. Pat’s (Chicago)
  • Queen of All Saints (Chicago)
  • Sacred Heart (Palos Hills)
  • St. Alexander (Palos Heights)
  • St. Alphonsus Liguori (Prospect Heights)
  • St. Clare of Montefalco (Chicago)
  • St. Collette (Rolling Meadows)
  • St. Gertrude (Chicago)
  • St. Hilary (Chicago)
  • St. James (Arlington Heights)
  • St. Julie (Tinley Park)
  • St. Mary’s (Evanston)
  • St. Mary's Church (Riverside)
  • St. Mary of the Woods (Chicago)
  • St. Matthew (Schaumburg)
  • St. Nicholas (Evanston)
  • St. Pascal (Chicago)
  • St. Raymond de Penafort (Mt. Prospect)
  • St. Robert Bellarmine (Chicago)
  • St. Thomas of Villanova (Palatine)
  • St. Thomas the Apostle (Chicago)
  • Transfiguration of Our Lord (Chicago)

Items and donations can also be delivered at the following 8 participating shelters/organizations:

  • A Safe Place (Zion)
  • Connections for Abused Women and their Children (Chicago)
  • Crisis Center for South Suburbia (Tinley Park)
    Family Rescue (Chicago)
  • House of the Good Shepherd (Chicago)
  • Pillars Constance Morris House (LaGrange)
  • South Suburban Family Shelter (Homewood)
  • WINGS Program, Inc. (Palatine)

*Suggested items include:

  • Baby Diapers and Pull – Ups, Children’s new pajamas and socks
  • Toiletries (full-size) shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste & brushes, feminine hygiene products.