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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.

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Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center.
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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ZCenter’s wishes you a new year of prosperity, health, kindness and love, we are eternally grateful for all you do. You can continue to support our mission HERE. 

Read Letter from ZCenter HERE      


Sunday, April 19th, 2020 | Independence Grove Forest Preserve; Libertyville, IL | Registration: 8:00am | For additional Information, please contact Anna Lehner, Development and Events Manager at or at 847.244.1187 | April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Monday, January 27th, 2020, 9am-1pm Zacharias Center, 4275 Old Grand Ave. Gurnee Join Lovelight Practitioners in this very special training offered by Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center. Learn ways to understand and help your clients/patients who have been through sexual assault & abuse. This training was created as a partnership between Lovelight Health Center and Zacharias …

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December 3, 2019 by JESSICA SUSS Chicago is famous for plenty of reasons — it’s home to some of the country’s best pizza, beautiful Lake Michigan, ludicrously sub-zero temperatures … and the list goes on and on. What you might not know about our fair city, though, is that Chicago is a hotbed of charitable …

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by Bill McLean • April 5, 2019 The condition of the three tennis courts dismayed Ali Barnett. She drove past them in New York, some 10 years ago. She was a sophomore in high school and already a veteran varsity tennis player. Each empty court at the public facility lacked a net. Each empty court …

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ZCenter is proud to be featured by Project World Impact alongside the most innovative nonprofits making a difference in our global community.


Monday-Thursday - 10am to 8pm
Closed Friday

    (847) 872-7799

    Office: (847) 244-1187

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

    4275 Old Grand Ave, Gurnee, IL 60031



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

    4232 Dempster Street, Skokie, IL 60076



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