Governor Pritzker has introduced the state budget for the 2023 fiscal year. In his proposed budget, additional funding for domestic violence programs across Illinois has decreased from $50 million to just $400,000. This budget cut would severely limit the capacity of YWCA and other organizations to sustain emergency services and teach the community about violence prevention.

Illinois survivors of domestic violence need your help! Contact the members of the Illinois House and Senate Appropriations Committees and your local officials and tell them that domestic violence survivors deserve more!