Human Dignity and Solidarity

In an emergency, call 911.



The Archdiocese of Chicago Domestic Violence Outreach (ACDVO) mission is expressed in three words.


New Items

  • Annual Benefit Gala - Registration Form (PDF)

  • New Ways to Give
  • Reflections for Domestic Violence Victims & Survivors (English) (Spanish)
  • Catholic Charities – Teen Dating Violence and How to Help (PDF)
  • ACDVO’s Newsletter – Winter 2024 (PDF)


Learn about ACDVO’s prevention initiative based on the CDC’s Dating Matters healthy relationships curriculum and hear from teens on their experiences with abuse. Prevention is the only way to eliminate years of abuse and suffering. 



Learn about the dynamics of intimate partner violence (IPV) from abuse survivors, abusers, and experts in the field. Hear from Fr. Chuck Dahm, O.P. and church leadership as they shine a light on IPV and explain how to develop a parish ministry focused on domestic violence. 



Where can you get help or learn more about IPV? Information on Hotlines, Service Agencies and other support Resources are provided in this section.