Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) Program

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Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) logoThe Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) 3-year campus program/grant was awarded to South Suburban College in October, 2020. The ultimate objective of the Office of Violence Against Women (OVW), also called Voices Against Violence, is to help the college create effective, comprehensive responses to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.

Five Key Areas

Five key areas of the grant include:

  • Establishment of a Coordinated Community Response Team (CCRT)
  • Comprehensive prevention training and programming
  • Student conduct best practices
  • Law enforcement training best practices
  • Provision of confidential victim services and advocacy (Victim Services)

 

Title IX of the Higher Education Act

Title IX of the Higher Education Act promises equal access to education for all students and it protects them against discrimination on the basis of sex. Title IX was enacted to ensure: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

Title IX obligates recipients to respond promptly and supportively to persons alleged to be victimized by sexual harassment, resolve allegations of sexual harassment promptly and accurately under a predictable, fair grievance process that provides due process protections to alleged victims and alleged perpetrators of sexual harassment, and effectively implement remedies for victims.

TITLE IX COORDINATOR
Dr. Deborah Baness King
Vice President, Student & Enrollment Services
(708) 596-2000 x2235

 

Resources

National Domestic Violence Hotline

TOLL FREE: (800) 799-7233
TTY: (800) 787-3224
WEBSITE

Guardian Angel Community Services

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 24-HOUR HOTLINE: (815) 729-1228
WEBSITE

A New Direction

Beverly/Morgan Park neighborhoods of Chicago, IL
24-HOUR HOTLINE: (773) 253-7226
WEBSITE

Sarah’s Inn

Oak Park, IL and surrounding communities
24-HOUR CRISIS LINE: (708) 386-4225
TEXT: (708) 669-6149
WEBSITE

ANEW: Building Beyond Violence and Abuse

Homewood, IL and surrounding communities
24-HOUR HOTLINE: (708) 335-3028
WEBSITE

Crisis Center for South Suburbia

Tinley Park, IL and surrounding communities
24-HOUR HOTLINE: (708) 429-7233
WEBSITE

Pillars Community Health

LaGrange Park, IL and surrounding communities
CONSTANCE MORRIS HOUSE: (708) 485-5254
WEBSITE

Metropolitan Family Services

DuPage County (IL) and surrounding communities
FAMILY SHELTER SERVICE: (630) 469-5650
WEBSITE

Kirby Rehabilitation, Inc.

South Chicago and south suburbs
ADMISSIONS LINE: (773) 614-4002
WEBSITE

YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago

24-HOUR CRISIS LINE: 888-293-2080
WEBSITE

CAASE-Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation

PHONE: (773) 244-2230
WEBSITE

Kankakee County Center Against Sexual Assault (KC-CASA)

Kankakee County (IL)
HOTLINE: (815) 932-3322
WEBSITE

Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA)

Statewide
PHONE: (217) 753-4117
WEBSITE

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)

TOLL FREE: (800) 656-HOPE
WEBSITE

Guardian Angel Community Services

SEXUAL ASSULT 24-HOUR HOTLINE: (815) 730-8984
WEBSITE

Domestic Violence Division

555 W. Harrison, Chicago
PHONE: (312) 325-9220

Bridgeview

Fifth Municipal District
10220 S. 76th Avenue
PHONE: (708) 974-6250
TDD: (708) 974-6380

Markham

Sixth Municipal District
16501 Kedzie Avenue
PHONE: (708) 232-4040
TDD: (708) 232-4190

Victim/Witness Assistance Unit

2650 S. California Avenue, Chicago
PHONE: (773) 674-7200
TDD: (773) 869-7494

SPANISH SERVICES

Mujeres Latinas En Acción
South Chicago, IL
24-HOUR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE: (877) 863-6338
24-HOUR CHICAGO RAPE CRISIS LINE: (888) 293-2080

WEBSITE

ARAB SERVICES

Arab American Family Services (AAFS)
Worth, IL and surrounding communities
PHONE: (708) 599-2237
CRISIS HOTLINE: (708) 945-7600
 
KHALIL Center: A Psychological and Spiritual Wellness Center
South Chicago, IL
CRISIS LINE: 855-543-5752
WEBSITE

POLISH RESOURCES

Polish American Association
Chicago, IL
NORTH SIDE PHONE: (773) 282-8206
SOUTH SIDE PHONE: (773) 767-7773

A Safe Place

Kankakee County (IL)
24-HOUR CRISIS LINE: (800) 600-SAFE (7233)
WEBSITE

Reclaim 13

Lombard, Illinois
CRISIS HOTLINE: (312) 462-3306
GENERAL INFORMATION: (630) 209-4554
WEBSITE

Honorable Women Inc – 501c(3) Nonprofit

Serves LGBTQIA and minority populations in Chicago, Illinois
Click “Contact Us” page to complete online form for an appointment

Thornton Township Food Pantry

15340 Page Ave, Harvey, IL
PHONE: (708) 596-6040
WEBSITE

Lansing Community Food Pantry

2990 Ridge Rd, Lansing, IL 60438
PHONE: (708) 895-3807

Mother Jones Food Pantry

711 W 120th St, Chicago, IL 60628
PHONE: (773) 305-7575
WEBSITE

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

150+ languages. Connects to help in your area code.
TALK: (800) 273-8255
TEXT: 741741

Grand Prairie Services

Serves all of SSC service area
PHONE: (866) 477-8632

TTY: 7-1-1
WEBSITE

National Alliance for Mental Illness

(708) 852-9126
WEBSITE

To Write Love on Her Arms

National Clearinghouse of resources
WEBSITE

The Road Home Program

PHONE: (312) 942-VETS (8387)
WEBSITE

Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Program

All Armed Forces
VETERAN’S CRISIS LINE: (800) 273-8255
WEBSITE

Illinois Department of Human Services

PHONE: (800) 843-6154
TTY: (800) 324-5553
OFFICE LOCATOR

Women’s Leadership & Resource Center/Sexual Violence Against Black Women

University of Illinois Chicago
PHONE: (312) 413-1025
WEBSITE

 


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