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In honor of Disability Pride Month, we explore some best practices for offering solidarity to people with disabilities. This is about accepting and honoring the uniqueness of people and their abilities. There absolutely is pride in who they are, despite the limitations society puts on them and the boxes they’re made to fit into. Having …

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

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.

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: June 1-5, 2021 Each day starts at 9:00am & ends at 5:00pm. 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 the community at …

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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

NEWS

& PRESS

A group of at least 30 people spent an hour April 23 at both of the center’s offices in Gurnee and Skokie silently sharing the personal stories of sexual assault and abuse through signs and T-shirts.

Aim is to ‘create a culture of respect, equality and safety,’ eliminate sexual assault and abuse GURNEE – As long as sexual assault and abuse continues, workers, survivors, volunteers and friends of the Gurnee-based Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center will be “standing silent witness” in protest. They presented relevant statistics, facts and artwork to stand in …

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On March 16th, 2021, there was a mass shooting in Atlanta. Eight people were killed and of those, six were Asian women. Soon after this event the media and the public spoke louder about fears of Asian hate crimes, racial injustice, and more. As an Asian woman, this news struck close to my heart. There …

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  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 For inquiries regarding the podcast, please contact Sarah Brennan: sbrennan@zcenter.org All ZCenter blog posts are written by state certified staff, interns, and volunteers. For questions …

ZCenter has a new podcast! Read More »

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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