Advancing Peace

Safe Homes, Safe Communities

On behalf of our staff, volunteers, and Board of Directors, the Center for Advancing Domestic
Peace wishes to thank you for your interest in our work. We are excited and encouraged by the progress we have made in the past year with a new name and funding for an innovative case management program designed not only to encourage greater opportunity for service participants’ successful completion of our Skills and Beliefs for Domestic Peace direct service program, but also to strengthen our connection to the communities we serve.

Serving 450 men and 40 women last year, with services in English and Spanish for all
participants, the Center maintains offices in the Tri-Taylor and South Shore communities and Spanish speaking services in the Back-of-the Yards (New City) neighborhood. The Center for Advancing Domestic Peace remains the only 501(c)(3) non-profit community-based charitable
organization in Illinois committed to intervention in and prevention of intimate partner violence, as its primary mission, while working directly with people who have chosen to abuse. Actively working in close partnership with agencies that serve battered women and their children as well as the Cook County Court, the police and other community providers, the Center serves as an essential member of a coordinated community response to domestic violence which includes ensuring the safety of survivors.

Even as this challenging economy has threatened to derail organizations like ours, we have in
addition to practicing careful fiscal oversight used it as an opportunity to find creative ways to
achieve our mission. For instance over the last two years Charlie Stoops, one of the Center’s co-founders, has run the Chicago Marathon to benefit the Center financially and to raise awareness that Every One has a Role in Ending Domestic Violence. In the coming year we will continue to work to enable the successful completion of our program by participants while also working to support more active community engagement in addressing domestic violence as we can no longer afford the psychological and economic toll on individuals, families, and communities caused by domestic violence.

We ask you to continue to work with us to not only imagine a new generation committed to
domestic peace in every home but also to make it happen!

Christine Call