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Crisis Center for South Suburbia (CCSS) was incorporated in 1979 and has been helping families for 38 years find a safe way to understand domestic violence, receive counseling or escape a domestic violence situation. Our mission is to provide emergency shelter and other essential services for individuals and families victimized by domestic violence and address the societal issues that contribute to domestic violence. seek help.

Get Educated

Domestic violence is a difficult cycle to recognize and change. Learning more about what it is and the impact it has will help you end the cycle.


Addressing subjects from staying at the shelter to how to file an order of protection, we strive to provide the answers and resources that shed light on real questions that people have.

Making a Difference

Community Impact

The Crisis Center has worked to expand our impact in the community. Many individuals and organizations support our efforts in providing goods and services to victims of domestic violence. We focus to make sure we maximize these efforts to benefits our clients.

Survivor Stories

No two stories are exactly the same, but the shared experience of domestic violence brings home how real and common the issue is.  Hear stories from clients who have made the journey from victim to survivor, and how CCSS helped them along their way.

Latest News

We are continually involved with the community. We try to connect where we can to inform, educate and bring awareness to domestic violence. See where we have been and what we are doing in your area.

Get Involved

Ways to Help

Finding a way to give back at CCSS is easy. From hosting a donation drive, to sponsoring a child for summer camp, find opportunities to help personally, through your work place or with a group.


Our team of volunteers help us meet our goals every day through direct services, support assistance and sharing with others the impacts of domestic violence. Join our efforts and make a difference in your community.


Each of our events supports the efforts of CCSS. It is an amazing way to connect with the community and meet those who value what we do.  Check out our upcoming events.

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