Through prayer, relationship-building and sharing of resources, the Wheaton Franciscans collaborate with organizations whose mission and priorities are similar to ours. We focus primarily on the following areas: care of creation; health and dental in underserved areas; refugees and immigrants; women and children in vulnerable situations; and other purposes that align with our values. We are currently connected to nearly 100 organizations.
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Chicago Abused Women Coalition (CAWC)
Chicago Abused Women Coalition dba Connections for Abused Women and Their Children (CAWC)
Connections for Abused Women and their Children (CAWC) is committed to ending domestic violence. Using a self-help, empowerment approach, they provide a shelter for adults and children, counseling, advocacy, and a 24-hour hotline for people affected by domestic violence. CAWC fills a large gap in need on the West Side of Chicago as one of the only organizations in the community that provides comprehensive bilingual (English and Spanish) services for victims of abuse.