Community of Survivors


The Community of Survivors provides families and youth with ongoing coping and empowerment workshops, drop-in hours, social events, memorial events, and anti-violence advocacy opportunities throughout the year.  People who have suffered a violent loss meet together and learn new ways to cope with their loss and take steps providing peer support toward healing.

In this community you will find empathy, education, and continued support, including:

  • On-Going Workshops (examples: grief, parenting children in grief, insomnia, men & grief)
  • Social Events with Other Survivors
  • Memorial Events
  • Anti-Violence Advocacy Opportunities
  • Targeted Supportive Services as Requested

To be notified of upcoming events, “Like” us and subscribe to our events on our Facebook pageIf you would like to hear more about our Community of Survivors, please contact our Survivor Community Outreach Coordinator at 312.488.9222.  

Our drop-in hours are the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 5600 S. Woodlawn, 4th Floor.  No appointment is needed.  Just drop in to our safe, welcoming space.

Let Chicago Survivors help you navigate the darkness of this violent loss to path of stabilization, healing and strength.

Contact us to get notifications of upcoming events for Survivors, to receive our newsletter, or to become a member of our Speaker's Bureau.

Join Our Speaker's Bureau

No one will carry the legacy of your loved one forward better than you. Getting involved is an important way to cope.  You can find purpose in sharing your experience with others, be it through writing, speaking, participating in artistic expression such as song or video, and activism. 

We can help you find that voice.  Sign up with us for our Speaker’s Bureau.


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