Life Span Mission StatementLife Span empowers survivors of domestic and sexual violence to demand safety as a human right through client-centered services and leads social change through accountability, community engagement and systemic advocacy. Read More About Life Span
Life Span Services
Victim Safety, Perpetrator Accountability, & Client EmpowermentLife Span Center for Legal Service and Advocacy provides legal civil representation, information, and advice to victims of domestic violence or sexual assault. Individuals may contact us for legal advice, information about their rights under the law, and to gain an understanding about their options and legal remedies provided under the law.
Serving Clients & Agencies
Some of Our Services Include:
- Legal Services
- Individual Parent and Child Counseling
- Violence prevention programming within high schools, elementary schools, and early childhood programs
- Community Education
- Agency Consultation
- 24-hour Crisis Line
Support Life SpanLife Span Center for Legal Services and Advocacy relies on the generosity of individuals, foundations, and corporations to support our programming. We sincerely appreciate all of your donations and volunteer assistance. Thank you. Donate Now!
Volunteer For Life SpanLife Span has several volunteer positions available throughout the year. If you're interested in helping Life Span through volunteer work, please check out our openings. Current Openings
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Computer SafetyIf you think your activities are being monitored, they probably are. If you are in danger, please try to use a safe computer that someone abusive does not have direct or remote (hacking) access to. Learn how an abuser can find out about your internet activities.
What is Abuse?Learn about domestic violence
Order of ProtectionWhat is it? How do I obtain one?
DV Laws in IllinoisLink to the Illinois Domestic Violence Act
Life Span's Sexual Assault Project...how we can help.
What is Sexual Assault?Learn about sexual assault
Services for Survivors of Sexual AssaultSexual Assault Advocacy and Legal Assistance
Latest News About Life Span
Life Span Executive Director returned on June 2nd to The Ben Joravsky Show for a follow-up discussion on the protracted lack of a state budget […]Read More
Denice Wolf Markham, Executive Director of Life Span was on the Ben Joravsky Show, WCPT 820 AM. The topic of discussion was the impact of […]Read More
Life Span’s Zumba fundraising fitness event was held on Saturday, April 22nd. This was a terrific way to support Life Span, and kick off a […]Read More
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