Refuge for Women is a registered 501(c)(3) not for profit organization financially supported by the generous and committed giving of individuals like you. Thank you for helping us continue to build upon our mission to rescue women from the sex industry.

EIN: 26-4388243

Be the one to bring freedom, healing, and new beginnings to survivors of sex trafficking and exploitation!

You can give with confidence to Refuge for Women Chicago, an ECFA accredited 501(c)3 organization.

By giving to Refuge for Women Chicago, you are actively bringing light into the darkness of sex trafficking and exploitation. If you prefer to give from a Donor Advised Fund or by check, please make your gift payable to Refuge for Women Chicago and mail it to us at 620 Dakota Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60012.

View the Refuge For Women 2022 990 Form here.

Questions? Contact us at or 224-357-0078.


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620 Dakota Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60012

More Ways to support survivors

Amazon Wish List

Items on this registry will help us provide for her daily needs! You can order directly from our Amazon Wish List to be shipped to our office.

donate gift cards

Gift cards give us flexibility for our on-demand and unexpected needs at the house. Gas cards help off-set the expense of transporting our residents to their doctor appointments, counseling sessions, recovery meetings, and other weekly travel to support our residents. We appreciate gift cards to: Amazon, Walmart, Target, Walgreens, gas stations, and craft stores. Contact for more info.

Start A Fundraiser

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) fundraisers are an easy and fun way to impact the lives of sexually exploited survivors! Start a fundraiser by simply signing up and creating your own fundraising page. These are great for: birthdays, 5Ks, marathons, and more. Spread the word: Tell people why you are supporting Refuge for Women Chicago. See the impact of your efforts on the lives of survivors as they heal from their exploitation.

We are here to help you develop your peer-to-peer fundraising ideas. Reach out to our team today!

be a supply partner

Supply Partners help collect one month of household items for our program home like food, toiletries, cleaning supplies, and other necessities. This is a great way for church groups, businesses, and families to get involved! Contact for more info on becoming a Supply Partner.

Donate Stock

Are you interested in donating stock to a specific Refuge for Women location? It’s easy. Just contact your financial advisor, decide on the shares you want to donate and ask him/her to reach out to Giovanna Swisher, CFP® with Robert W Baird and Co.  She will provide the transfer instructions so your advisor can process the stock transfer.

For additional information on donating stocks, please contact:

Giovanna Swisher, MBA, CFP®, CDFA®, Robert W. Baird & Co.,

Planned Giving

Extend your support beyond a single donation and leave a lasting legacy of generosity by considering Planned Giving options. Your thoughtful consideration today can ensure the continued impact of Refuge for Women Chicago for years to come. We would love to discuss more about how you can make a meaningful difference for survivors. Contact Development Director Sybil Baxa at or 773-386.-1912.dd


We are excited to announce a very special donation match opportunity from a generous friend of Refuge for Women Chicago!


We are excited to announce a very special donation match opportunity from a generous friend of Refuge for Women Chicago!