In an emergency, dial 911 or call the National Domestic Violence 24-Hour Hotline at 800-799-7233, 1-800-787-3224 TTY for counseling assistance. Website www.ndvh.org
Domestic Violence Resource Manual:
a collection of information from a variety of sources, which will be very useful to those ministering in the area of domestic violence and closely related areas
The mission of the Archdiocese of Chicago Domestic Violence Outreach is threefold. The first is to raise awareness of domestic violence throughout the archdiocese. Second, is to promote the development and delivery of services, such as counseling and group support, to women, men and children victims of domestic violence, as well as to perpetrators, at local parishes and through archdiocesan institutions and agencies. Third, is to advocate for the prevention of domestic violence. Girls and boys, young women and young men must learn to recognize the elements of unhealthy and healthy relationships. This is accomplished through education at home, in parishes, and in schools.
Action Plan The goal of the Domestic Violence Outreach is to establish a parish ministry for victims of domestic violence in every geographic area of the Archdiocese. At present, we have 79 parishes with active domestic violence ministries or ministries in formation.
Arlington Heights: Mission San Juan Diego – Our Lady of the Wayside – St. Edna – St. James Barrington: St. Anne Berwyn: St. Mary Celle Bolingbrook: St. Francis of Assisi Chicago: Blessed Sacrament – Christ the King – Epiphany – Good Shepherd – Holy Cross + Immaculate Heart – Holy Family – Immaculate Conception – Old St. Mary’s – Old St. Patrick’s – Our Lady of Lourdes – Our Lady of Mercy – Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica – Queen of All Saints – Queen of Angels – St. Ailbe – St. Agatha – St. Agnes of Bohemia – St. Benedict – St. Christiana – St. Clare of Montefalco – St. Columbanus – St. Felicitas – St. Gall – St. Jerome – St. John Bosco – St. John Fisher – St. Joseph on Hermitage – St. Malachy + Precious Blood – St. Martin De Porres – St. Mary Star of the Sea – St. Mary of the Woods – St. Michael Archangel – St. Pascal – St. Pius V – St. Rita Cascia – St. Thomas the Apostle – St. Thaddeus Cicero: St. Francis of Rome Des Plaines: St. Mary Evanston: St. Mary – St. Nicholas Evergreen Park: St. Bernadette – Queen of Angels – Queen of Martyrs Forest Park: St. Bernardine Glenview: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Hoffman Estates: St. Hubert Inverness: Holy Family La Grange: St. Cletus – St. Francis Xavier Melrose Park: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Morton Grove: St. Martha Mt. Prospect: St. Raymond de Penafort Niles: St. John Brebeuf Northbrook: St. Norbert – Our Lady of the Brook Oak Lawn: St. Catherine of Alexandria – St. Germaine Oak Park: Ascension – St. Edmund – St. Giles Orland Park: St. Michael Palos Heights: Incarnation Palos Hills: Sacred Heart Park Ridge: Mary Seat of Wisdom River Forest: St. Luke River Grove: St. Cyprian Riverside: St. Mary’s Waukegan: Most Blessed Trinity Westchester: Divine Infant Western Springs: St. John Of the Cross Wheeling: St. Joseph the Worker
Archbishop Blase Homily at the Mass for Domestic Violence Awareness
Homily on Domestic Violence (New)
Homily on Domestic Violence in Spanish (New)
The Catholic Response to Domestic Violence (New)
The Catholic Response to Domestic Violence in Spanish (New)
Domestic Violence Resource Manual
The manual is a collection of information from a variety of sources available to the general public free of charge, which will be very useful to those ministering in the area of domestic violence.
Parish Staff Domestic Violence Training These two training programs are designed to provide fundamental domestic-violence instruction for parish staff and parish domestic-violence ministries.
The Presentation Edition is designed for on-site training in parishes. The Self-Study Edition is designed for individual home study. It provides a greater level of detail along with questions and answers.
Radio Show: Domestic Violence Outreach
Kim and Frank talk with Father Chuck Dahm, a Dominican priest who is the Associate Pastor at St. Pius V in Pilsen in Chicago, about his work in the field of Domestic Violence. They discuss the causes and what the church outreach to families dealing with this can be. (Note: the National Domestic Violence 24 hour hot line is 800-799-7233.) Aired Thursday, November 19, 2015 | Stream | Download
Contact Us If you would like information on forming a domestic violence ministry, please contact us at 312.226.6161 ext. 224 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Domestic Violence Outreach Leadership Fr. Charles W. Dahm, O.P., Archdiocesan Director of Domestic Violence Outreach
o Adele Bach, Queen of All Saints…………. Communications Chairwoman
o Shelia Morrow, Queen of All Saints……… Education & Training Chairwoman
o Diane O’Brien, Sacred Heart……………… Parish Support Chairwoman
o Anne McGuire, St. Francis Xavier………... Prevention Chairwoman
o Mary Kaess, St Thomas the Apostle………. Public Policy Chairwoman
o Fr. Charles W. Dahm O.P., St. Pius V.……. Director, Executive Committee
o Jan Burdulis, St. Pascal……………………. Coordinator, Executive Committee
o Pam Davis, Catholic Charities……………... Executive Committee
o Deborah Hammond, Catholic Charities……. Executive Committee
o Rita Katner, St. Benedict………………...… Executive Committee
o John Monaco, St. Raymond…………...…… Executive Committee
o Valerie Yokie, St. Raymond…………...…... Executive Committee