Feminist Resources

Advocacy & Policy

Advocacy & Policy

Arts & Media

About Face Theatre – Chicago’s celebrated center for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally (LGBTQA) arts.

Chicago Books to Women in Prison – A volunteer collective distributing books free of charge to people incarcerated in women’s prisons nationwide.

Cyberquilt – Inclusion for women of color in mainstream media.

Rebellious Magazine – Chicago-based online lifestyle publication that’s smart, funny, inspiring, empowering, smart-ass and yes, Rebellious!

Reel Girls – Empowering young women through media production.

Unsilenced Woman Press – Publisher for women of African descent.

Women & Children First – Chicago’s foremost feminist book store.

Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault & Harassment

Chicago Taskforce on Violence Against Girls & Young Women – Ending violence against girls and young women in the public and political sphere.

Family Shelter Service – Healing from domestic violence.

House of Good Shepherd – Healing from domestic violence.

Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence – Shelter and advocacy group.

Rape Victim Advocates – Sexual assault prevention.

Take Back the Night DuPage –  Raise awareness of the problems of abuse and assault in order to prevent future violence.

The Voices and Faces Project – Stories of sexual assault.

Economic Empowerment

Economic Empowerment

General

Chicago Cares – Volunteer opportunities throughout Chicagoland.

Chicago Foundation for Women – Grantmaking organization focused on women and girls

Chicago Now – Local chapter of the National Organization for Women.

Health & Wellness/Reproductive Rights

Chicago Abortion Fund – Local chapter of the National Network of Abortion Funds.

Chicago Women’s Health Center – Collaborative gynecological and mental health care to women and trans people.

Girls in the Game – Promotes sports and fitness opportunities, nutrition and health education, and leadership development to enhance the overall health and well-being of girls.

Girls on the Run – Inspiring girls to be healthy and confident through running.

HEART (Health Education, Advocacy, Research & Training) – A safe platform for women and girls in the faith-based community to have honest discussions about body image, reproductive health and self-esteem.

Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health – Supporting the sexual health, rights and identities of youth.

Illinois Maternal and Child Health Coalition – Improving the health of women, children, and families over the lifespan through community engagement, partnerships, policy analysis, education, and advocacy.

Midwest Access Project – Increases the provision of full-spectrum reproductive healthcare in the region, without barriers to access.

Planned Parenthood – Local chapters/clinics.

LGBTQ

Center on Halsted – The Midwest’s most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing community and securing the health and well-being of the LGBTQ community in Chicagoland.

The Crib – The only homeless shelter in Chicago that specifically welcomes LGBTQ young adults.

Gender JUST (Justice United for Societal Transformation) – Developing leadership of diverse queer Chicagoans.

Howard Brown Health Center – Eliminating disparities in health care experienced by LGBTQ individuals.

The Crib – The only homeless shelter in Chicago that specifically welcomes LGBTQ young adults.

The L Stop – A website for lesbian and queer women in Chicago.

Women in the Workplace

Women Employed – Expanding education and employment opportunities for working women.

Youth Empowerment & Education

Chicago Freedom School – Youth-centered social justice.

Global Girls – Youth performing arts center.

Mikva Youth – Political activism for high school youth.

Polished Pebbles – Mentoring program for girls in Chicago Public Schools.

Project Nia – Building communities to reduce youth crime.

Rogers Park Young Women’s Action Team – Against street violence and harassment.

Teachers for Social Justice – Building classrooms and schools that are anti-racist, multicultural / multilingual and grounded in the experiences of its students.

Young Women’s Empowerment Project – A social justice organizing project led by and for young people of color who have current or former experience in the sex trade and street economies.

Young Women’s Leadership Charter School of Chicago – The only all-girls public school in Chicago.

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