Mary Lou's Place - Domestic Violence Shelter
1215 Church St
Evanston, IL - 60201
When a client arrives at the Mary Lou’s Place, their immediate needs, as well as those of their children, are addressed. Provided a private room for the family, many of which have private bathrooms, residents are given clothing, bed linens and personal supplies.
Bridges, YWCA’s longer term housing program, enables survivors to secure the economic resources and longer-term supports to achieve stable and sustainable futures.
Bridges deepens YWCA’s impact, by helping even more women and children move beyond surviving – to thriving! Bridges provides residents with:
Trauma-informed counseling for survivors
Workforce training and employment assistance
Permanent housing support
Financial education and legal assistance
Early-intervention and trauma-informed therapies for children
Health care referrals
Bridges residents live in a 15-unit apartment building, with one and two bedroom apartments which can accommodate up to 52 women and children.