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our mission

To provide a place where survivors of sexual assault and abuse can heal, and to mobilize the community toward action to end sexual violence.

Be In Action

  • July 27, 2020|

We were ready. We were ready to have lunch with you. We were ready to connect with you, and laugh with you, and get into a bidding war with you. We were ready to tell you we provided prevention education to over 13,000 students in Lake County last year. We were ready to tell you we provided direct client sessions to over 1,000 survivors; 40% of them children. We were ready to tell you that our volunteer base has surpassed 100 individuals contributing their personal time to our ever challenging mission. We were ready to share our new education curriculum...

ZCenter physical locations will be closed per CDC recommendations until further notice.
All services are available online or over the phone. Please email info@zcenter.org for general inquiries or cberry@zcenter.org for intake questions.

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Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center.
Built on the courage of survivors, staff, volunteers and donors, we have been serving the community as a non-profit center against sexual assault and abuse since 1983.

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We were ready. We were ready to have lunch with you. We were ready to connect with you, and laugh with you, and get into a bidding war with you. We were ready to tell you we provided prevention education to over 13,000 students in Lake County last year. We were ready to tell you …

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Date: Thursday, August 13, 2020 Time: 10:00-11:30am  

Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center upholds our mission, ‘To provide a place where survivors of sexual assault and abuse can heal, and to mobilize the community toward action to end sexual violence,’ which encompasses an understanding that sexual violence is a personal, community and societal issue, impacted greatly by systems of oppression, particularly racial oppression. Our …

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Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center upholds our mission, ‘To provide a place where survivors of sexual assault and abuse can heal, and to mobilize the community toward action to end sexual violence,’ which encompasses an understanding that sexual violence is a personal, community and societal issue, impacted greatly by systems of oppression, particularly racial oppression. Our …

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    4275 Old Grand Ave, Gurnee, IL 60031

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