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Happy International Women’s Day. Thank you to all the women who have contributed to make this world a better place. National Women’s Week began in 1980 by President Jimmy Carter....

Social Work Month

  • March 7, 2022|

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”  ~Helen Keller   March is the national month of social workers. According to the National Association of Social...

More and more studies are coming out that show the importance of comprehensive sexual education. Earlier this year, our governing body (the Illinois Coalition against Sexual Assault) encouraged agencies to...

Education plays a large role in our understanding of the world. It can often lay a foundation for our perceptions of the world. Yet, at the same time, there can...

We continue to highlight the achievements and foundational work of many historical figures for Black History Month, especially those connected to anti-oppression work. We will now look at the contributions...

This month, we are proud to highlight the great work of one of our community partners, LGBTQ+ Center Lake County. This organization has collaborated with ZCenter on Pride events, a...

Black History Month

  • February 15, 2022|

We honor Black History Month with a look at how Black History Month started and some of the key figures who advanced racial justice from within the Black community. Black...

Love and Boundaries

  • February 4, 2022|

Today is The American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day, to raise awareness about women’s heart health. While we wear red and aim to live a healthier lifestyle, we also...

Human Trafficking

  • January 19, 2022|

In 2020, Polaris Project reported 10,583 new cases of trafficking in the US, as well as 16,658 victims identified. In 2019, Polaris Project reported 11,500 situations reported nationwide, inferring a...

Human Trafficking in Lake County, Illinois: Demographics and Statistics   In early 2020 the Lake County Sheriff's Office announced fourteen arrests as the result of a multi-day human trafficking crackdown...

Self-Care during the Holidays

  • December 23, 2021|

As the holidays are upon us, I’m sure we can all feel the stress and chaos that come with celebrating the final days of the year. This time of year...

This can be a joyous and festive time of year for many. It can also be a time when sexual assault survivors feel triggered, a time when abuse within families...

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