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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.

It takes a special kind of courage to support ZCenter,

but the difference you will make in so many lives will be endlessly rewarding.

“Mom & Dad I have nothing to tell you”: An Analysis of Coming out (or not) During Pride Month Now that June is here, and stores and streets alike have become much more colorful, those of us who are questioning their Sexuality or Gender Identity (or who are still in the closet) might be feeling …

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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

Date: May 31st- June 4th Time: 9-6pm (All days with an hour lunch 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 large and to other professionals and service …

40-Hour Volunteer Training: June 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

“Mom & Dad I have nothing to tell you”: An Analysis of Coming out (or not) During Pride Month Now that June is here, and stores and streets alike have become much more colorful, those of us who are questioning their Sexuality or Gender Identity (or who are still in the closet) might be feeling …

Happy Pride Month! Read More »

Please click below for a pdf version with all links needed for registration: ZCenter SAAM Events 2022 *Standing Silent Witness at our Dempster Street location has been cancelled for 4/22/22, due to rain. * Please note that the webinar for 4/20, Talking about Safety with Kids, has been cancelled.      

Come have a taste of what some of our clients are experiencing in the Expressive Arts Group! In this workshop, we’ll learn how creative writing can help our brains process trauma, and even write a poem of our own. No writing experience needed — just a pen, some paper, and an open mind.   Join …

Free Webinar: Writing Poems to Process Trauma 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

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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

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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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