Help a Friend

Is a friend, colleague, or family member showing signs that they might not be safe in their relationship? SHALVA can help you give them the support they need and Show You CARE.

Be heard. Feel supported. Find peace.

All women deserve safety in their homes.

SHALVA offers confidential domestic abuse counseling services to the metropolitan Chicago Jewish community in a culturally-sensitive and caring environment. Our clients receive free and individualized services for as long as needed.

Learn More

How do you know if it’s abuse? What do you do when a woman confides in you? What can community leaders and congregations do to help? Find answers to these questions and more here.

Domestic abuse is never acceptable
and it isn’t your fault.

Domestic abuse is a systematic pattern of power and control for the sole purpose of manipulating a partner in an intimate relationship. It can take many forms: physical, verbal, emotional, psychological, spiritual, financial and sexual.

If you or someone you care about is experiencing domestic abuse, SHALVA can help.

Our Mission

SHALVA carries out its mission by providing counseling, supportive services and community education. SHALVA’s vision is a strong and peaceful community, where every woman is safe in her home or relationship.

Upcoming Events

Thu 19

Caring Conversations: How to Have a Healthy Argument

November 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
Dec 08

Rededicating Our Homes During Chanukah

December 8 @ 7:00 pm CST