The Network is a collaborative membership organization that is providing a vital service in response to COVID-19. We are advocating day and night to ensure that our government provides emergency services to victims in crisis and funds our providers as they work to mitigate the harm quarantining could have on victims of domestic violence. We cannot leave victims in unsafe homes due to a lack of resources or planning. The Network is ensuring this does not happen.
To educate, organize, and advocate as a collaborative membership organization to end gender-based violence.
The Network is a group of 40+ member organizations dedicated to improving the lives of those impacted by gender-based violence through education, public policy and advocacy, and connecting community members with direct service providers. We lead collaborative work to imagine and realize radical ways to respond to and end gender-based violence, focusing on the intersections between systemic violence and gender-based violence.
What We Do
Centralized Training Institute
Understanding gender-based violence and its connection to systems of oppression is essential to our mission. At The Network, we strengthen the community’s response to gender-based violence by providing state-of-the-art training to survivors, organizers, community members, gender-based violence advocates, and social service providers.
What to Know
About Gender-Based Violence
Want to learn more about gender-based violence? At The Network, we provide information, compile research, and develop policy statements that mobilize our community to demand a better world for those impacted by gender-based violence.
By the Numbers
of Callers to the Illinois Domestic Violence Hotline were People of Color
Hotline Contacts Answered in 2021
Member and Partner Agencies
The Network’s strength is in our membership. Over 40 diverse organizations in the metropolitan area are aligned in their determination to end domestic violence, sexual violence, and human sex trafficking. Membership organizations collaborate to develop advocacy priorities, service models, and resources for victims and survivors.