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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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| Download Training Schedule | ZCenter seeks to be an active presence in the community to speak up in support of and in partnership with all survivors of sexual violence. ZCenter provides services to the community at large and to other professionals and service providers to enhance the understanding of the impact of sexual violence …

40-Hour Volunteer Training: July 20-July 28 Read More »

With your generous support we raised almost $42,000! Though we couldn’t be together to run, your ongoing donations remind survivors they are not alone. Thank you for your generosity, looking forward to next year’s race!  

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 …

Solidarity Statement Read More »

December 3, 2019 by JESSICA SUSS Chicago is famous for plenty of reasons — it’s home to some of the country’s best pizza, beautiful Lake Michigan, ludicrously sub-zero temperatures … and the list goes on and on. What you might not know about our fair city, though, is that Chicago is a hotbed of charitable …

11 Nonprofits Making a Major Impact in Chicago Read More »

by Bill McLean • April 5, 2019 The condition of the three tennis courts dismayed Ali Barnett. She drove past them in New York, some 10 years ago. She was a sophomore in high school and already a veteran varsity tennis player. Each empty court at the public facility lacked a net. Each empty court …

Coming Up Aces at Z Center Read More »

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Closed Friday

    (847) 872-7799

    Gurnee Office: (847) 244-1187
    Northern Cook County Office: (847) 972-1790


    ZCenter – Lake County

    4275 Old Grand Ave, Gurnee, IL 60031



    ZCenter – Northern Cook County

    4232 Dempster Street, Skokie, IL 60076



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