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It would be more than two decades before I would enjoy Disney’s Hocus Pocus. I found it ridiculous. The last witch hanged in the Salem Witch Trials was on September 22, 1692; the film starts with Salem townspeople hanging witches a year later in 1693. I knew that no one in 17th Century New England …

It’s Just a Bunch of Hocus Pocus (But is it feminist?) Read More »

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 mobilize the community toward ending systemic sexual violence while amplifying the voice of survivors through trauma informed care, advocacy, and prevention education.

our mission


To mobilize the community toward ending systemic sexual violence while amplifying the voice of survivors through trauma informed care, advocacy, and prevention education.

our mission


To mobilize the community toward ending systemic sexual violence while amplifying the voice of survivors through trauma informed care, advocacy, and prevention education.

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: January 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27 Tuesdays 6:00pm – 10:00pm Thursdays 6:00pm – 10:00pm Saturdays 9:00am – 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 …

40-Hour Volunteer Training: January 2022 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

Join us for four free Lunch & Learn webinars this month. All are virtual and you need to register on Zoom. Please contact info@zcenter.org with any questions. We look forward to great discussion over lunch with you! What is feminism? Thursday, 12pm, 10/7/21 Register here. Patriarchy and Sexual Violence. 12pm, Thursday, 10/14/21 Register here. Feminism …

October Lunch & Learn Webinars Read More »

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 …

Lake County Journal: ‘Standing Silent Witness’ demonstration raises awareness of sexual violence Read More »

  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 »

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

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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

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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.

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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

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

4232 Dempster Street, Skokie, IL 60076



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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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