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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.

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.

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.

Long revered as a civil rights icon, Rosa Parks is best known for sparking the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott. Rosa Parks’s refusal to move on that iconic bus was more than an act of racial justice. She understood that women were unsafe in the back of a bus; she refused to move as an act …

Rosa Parks: Women’s Rights Activist Read More »

from here to healing...

During the COVID-19 restrictions our counseling and prevention staff are using secure remote sessions to connect with clients and community partners.

Our staff & volunteers are here to support you.

We’ll meet you at any of our partnering hospitals or police departments.
24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

UPCOMING

EVENTS

Dates: March 6, 13, 20, & 27 Each day starts at 9:00am & ends at 6:00pm. There will be an hour lunch break from 1-2 pm. 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 …

40-Hour Volunteer Training: March 2021 Read More »

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

NEWS

& PRESS

  Check out our newest venture into the digital space! This first podcast discusses human trafficking awareness with a special guest Jean Doi from Stepping Stones! 73 Seconds Podcast http://www.instagram.com/73secondspodcast  

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 »

We’re all in this together! PLEASE WATCH VIDEO BELOW

TAKE THE COURAGEOUS NEXT STEP

Reach out for help.
Bring a prevention program or awareness training to your community.
Donate time or money.

BE A VOICE.

GET HELP

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We’ll meet you at any of our partnering hospitals or police departments, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call: (847) 872-7799

DONATE

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It takes a special kind of courage to support ZCenter, but the difference you will make in so many lives will be endlessly rewarding.

GET INVOLVED

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We couldn’t succeed or provide the support that we do without the dedication of our staff, volunteers and interns.

We pride ourselves on the ZCenter experience. Our locations are designed to operate on the principle that a holistic environment, composed of safe, tranquil, and nurturing physical surroundings and compassionate staff, can significantly enhance the healing process so that all survivors can heal, safely, in their own way.

ZCenter - Lake County
Gurnee location includes counseling, prevention education and community outreach, medical and court advocacy.

4275 Old Grand Ave, Gurnee, IL 60031

Directions

ZCenter - Northern Cook County
Skokie location provides counseling services only at this time.

4232 Dempster Street, Skokie, IL 60076



Directions

24-HOUR SUPPORT LINE: (847) 872-7799 | Office: (847) 244-1187 | Email: info@ZCenter.org

HOURS: Monday-Thursday - 10am to 8pm | Closed Friday

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