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Let’s Paint!

  • January 24, 2020|

Miss Lake County Area 2019 invites you to: LET'S PAINT! February 8th, 2020 | 1:30-3:30 pm | Zion Methodist Church, 2935 Sheridan Rd.. Zion, IL We will be painting canvases and...

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...

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 …...

Lake County Rising 2020

  • December 13, 2019|

Lake County residents are invited to come together in a public statement against global abuse and oppression of women. February 11, 2020 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Round Lake Beach...

Coming Up Aces at Z Center

  • December 12, 2019|

by Bill McLean • April 5, 2019 Ali Barnett. ILLUSTRATION BY BARRY BLITT. The condition of the three tennis courts dismayed Ali Barnett. She drove past...

Join us for our 18th Annual Community Luncheon on June 12, 2020 at Independence Grove Visitor’s Center in Libertyville, IL. Invitations will be going out in May! Please email Ali...

Year In Review: 2018

  • November 15, 2019|

Here are the results of our work, the dedication of our volunteers and your gifts!...

Ali Barnett, Director of Development at Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center Raeven Grant, ZCenter advocate and a survivor April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. ZCenter has two locations (Gurnee and Skokie):...

Participants run along a shoreline path during the seventh-annual Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center Race to Zero on April 14, 2019 at Independence Grove in Libertyville. (Karie Angell Luc/News-Sun)

The seventh- annual Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center Race to Zero stepped off Sunday under heavy snow flurries at 35 degrees in Libertyville. “Let’s melt some snow,” said an announcer via...

Project World Impact

  • April 1, 2019|

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

Former competitive gymnast Sarah Klein to speak at ZCenter fundraising event

GURNEE – The Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center will host its fourth annual Taste of the Town to support the center Nov. 6. The event will feature guest speaker Sarah Klein....

Mix Matters: Public Affairs Podcast

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Mix Matters: Public Affairs Podcast

LISTEN HERE: https://wtmx.com/public-affairs-podcast-archive/...

Protestors stand in silence for sexual assault survivors

WAUKEGAN – Shoulders hunched, people hurried up the walkway to the Lake County courthouse, eager to seek the warmth waiting behind the automatic glass doors during the unexpected snowfall April...

Ashley Dawson of Wauconda, foreground, is among those participating in a Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center demonstration Monday to draw attention to sexual assault survivors as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. (Jim Newton / Lake County News-Sun)

Wintry weather, including snow, didn't deter about 15 demonstrators from "standing silent witness" outside of the Lake County Courthouse in Waukegan Monday morning to honor sexual assault survivors. Borrowing a...

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