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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.

from here to healing...

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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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

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

| 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, 2020 Read More »

NEWS

& PRESS

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

The health and safety of our employees and clients is of great concern to ZCenter. We are following the guidance of the Center for Disease Control, and are taking proactive steps to implement additional health safety measures in our office to best prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses. 24/7 Support Line has increased capacity to anticipate …

ZCenter Coronovirus Update 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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