Chicago Budget Advocacy for 2023 - The Network

In 2021, the City of Chicago made a historic investment of $35 million in gender-based violence services. This included $10 million in previous funding, $20 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding, and $5 million on bond.

The Illinois Domestic Violence Hotline received a record number of contacts in 2021 at over 32,000 calls, texts, and chats. Hotline contacts showcased the persistent need for gender-based violence services such as legal advocacy, affordable housing, medical advocacy, and mental health counseling.

To ensure service providers can meet the demand for services and the multifaceted needs of survivors, the City of Chicago needs to maintain and increase funding sources for gender-based violence.

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