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SpeakOut Illinois Sponsors

Sponsoring organizations for SpeakOut Illinois are listed in alphabetical order. Organization names are linked to their websites, when available.

Abstinence & Marriage Education Partnership
Abstinence & Marriage Education Partnership (A&M) is advancing a movement that inspires hope for a healthy future marriage. In every state of the country A&M provides training for teachers & parents and curriculum to help students choose purity. Over one million teenagers have been reached through A&M programs. 877-290-9248
Aid for Women (Chicago)
Aid for Women is the only pro-life pregnancy resource center located in Chicago's Loop. Our mission is to empower individuals to make choices consistent with the dignity of the human person and the family. Volunteer pregnancy counselors and mentors provide each woman with compassionate, confidential counseling, and the information, resources and support she needs to make wholesome and healthy choices regarding her pregnancy and sexual activity. Client services are provided at no cost. Client Hotline: 312-621-1100.
Aid for Women of Northern Lake County (Gurnee)
Aid for Women of Northern Lake County (Gurnee) ministers to the physical and emotional needs of women looking for assistance in the face of an unexpected pregnancy as well as provides for the well-being of families with short-term needs such as formula, clothing and diapers for children under 2 years old. We are non-profit and all volunteer located at 4606 Old Grand Ave., Suite B, in Gurnee, Illinois (map). 847-249-2700
The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property
TFP was founded in New York in 1973. It is a nationwide civic organization of Catholic inspiration that strives to defend—always in a legal and peaceful way—the three pillars of Christian civilization: tradition, family, and private property. 847-692-2585
Archdiocese of Chicago Respect Life Office
The Respect Life Office proclaims, by word and action, the teaching of Jesus Christ on the respect for the dignity of each human being, from conception to natural death. This mission is carried out in four major areas: spiritual, educational, public policy and pastoral care. 312-534-5355
Bethany Christian Services of Illinois
Bethany Christian Services is a global nonprofit organization caring for orphans and vulnerable children. Bethany is recognized as a prominent leader in social services worldwide, and we are the largest adoption agency in the U.S. Founded in 1944, our mission calls us to demonstrate the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by protecting and enhancing the lives of children and families. Our Illinois office serves through our programs including Pregnancy Counseling, Domestic Adoption, International Adoption, Post Adoption Services and Safe Families for Children. Bethany Christian Service is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Located at 6600 W. College Drive, Suite 207, Palos Heights, IL 60463. 708-385-4889
CareNet of DuPage County
CareNet of DuPage, founded in 1981 as part of the nationwide Christian Action Council "Crisis Pregnancy Center" movement, is an important and growing ministry in DuPage County. Our Mission is to serve Jesus Christ by working to prevent unplanned pregnancies, and by providing emotional support, spiritual counsel, and practical help to anyone dealing with the effects of an unplanned pregnancy. 630-493-1340
Catholic Citizens of Illinois
Catholic Citizens of Illinois is a lay organization which exists to restore and support traditional Catholic values in the public life of Illinois and to educate Illinois Catholics to serve as responsible witnesses to Christ in the midst of human society. Catholic Citizens endeavors to fulfill that role through press conferences, newspaper ads, letters to the editors and TV and radio. Catholic Citizens of Illinois publishes a quarterly newsletter and has monthly Forum luncheons on the 2nd Friday of the month, with inspiring speakers followed by Q & A. 312-409-1845
Christian Liberty Academy
Christian Liberty Academy is a private, independent, Christian school serving over 800 students, located in Wheeling Township, Cook County, Illinois. The Academy serves families who live in 69 surrounding cities. The Church of Christian Liberty provides oversight for the Academy as one of its ministries, though students and parents are not required to be members or attend the church. 847-385-2012
Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer
We are an international women's organization whose purpose is to protect the health and save the lives of women by educating and providing information on abortion as a risk factor for breast cancer. 847-421-4000
Concerned Women for America of Illinois
CWA is the nation's largest public policy women's organization, dedicated to protecting and promoting Biblical values among all citizens—first through prayer, then education, and finally by influencing our society—thereby reversing the decline in moral values in our nation. 708-371-7810
Diocese of Rockford Respect Life Office
The Diocese of Rockford Respect Life Office serves communities throughout North Central Illinois. 815-399-4300
The Fellowship of St. James, for Christ, Creed, and Culture
The Fellowship of St. James, "for Christ, Creed, and Culture," is a coalition of Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Protestant writers, educators, clergy, activists, and lay people who promote and defend traditional Christian faith and practice. FSJ publishes Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity and Salvo Magazine. Contact Patricia Kushiner at patricia@fsj.org. 773-481-1090
Grace Gospel Fellowship Church
Located in Bensenville, Grace Gospel Fellowship Church is dedicated to studying and teaching the Word of God and proclaiming the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. 630-834-0550
Illinois Choose Life
Illinois Choose Life is the statewide pro-life effort to bring Choose Life license plates to Illinois. Formed in 2002, Illinois Choose Life gathered over 25,000 signatures of Illinois residents who requested the state to issue the Choose Life plate. Proceeds from this specialty plate would benefit agencies that encourage and facilitate adoptions, including adoption agencies and crisis pregnancy centers.
Illinois Citizens for Ethics—ICE PAC
The mission of Illinois Citizens for Ethics, a political action committee, is to influence public policy decisions made at the state level by supporting Illinois candidates and issues that value human life, advance family stability and uphold the dignity of all people. Contact ICE PAC via e-mail
Illinois Citizens for Life
ICL is an education and information arm of the pro-life movement funded entirely by individual donations and fundraising events. Founded in 1973, ICL is a non-partisan, non-denominational, grassroots organization working to inform Illinoisans on all pro-life issues and to influence legislation. 630-852-5448
The Illinois Family Institute
IFI is dedicated to championing and re-affirming Biblical morals and values within our rapidly changing culture. IFI works within the state of Illinois to promote and defend Biblical truths to foster an environment where families can thrive and reach their full God-given potential to serve and glorify Him—making the most of the opportunities afforded to each of us by His gift of life and liberty. 708-781-9328
Illinois Federation for Right to Life
The Illinois Federation for Right to Life (IFRL) is the state affiliate of National Right to Life. The IFRL is the largest statewide grassroots organization dedicated to the single most important cause: the sanctity of all human life. The Federation with the support and assistance of its affiliates throughout the State of Illinois works to educate the public, to pass pro-life legislation, to stop pro-death legislation, and to elect pro-life candidates at both the state and federal level. The Illinois Federation for Right to Life will never abandon its mission to save the lives of the unborn, the vulnerable and the elderly. Please visit us on Facebook and Twitter and on the web at IFRL.org. 217-544-9700.
The Illinois Right to Life Committee
The Illinois Right to Life Committee is the oldest not-for-profit pro-life educational organization in the state of Illinois. IRLC is a resource center for films, slides, videos, books and literature on all life-related issues. We educate the public through radio ads, billboards, CTA ads, flyers in college newspapers, and a speakers bureau for classroom presentations. Our Human Life Resource Center has developed an Abstinence Starter Kit which has been sold in all 50 states and overseas. 312-422-9300
Lake County Right to Life
Lake County Right to Life is an Illinois educational and advocacy organization dedicated to the protection of innocent human life. We are a three-fold, nonpartisan organization: our education fund informs and educates on all life issues, our advocacy committee seeks to advance pro-life legislation, and our political action committee supports the campaigns of pro-life candidates. Our mission is to touch hearts and minds so that all will cherish and protect human life. Our vision is of a society in which all human life is respected, protected and secure. Please visit us on Facebook and Twitter and at LCRTL.org. 847-223-7022
Life Advocacy Alliance
Founded and directed by former Illinois State Rep. Penny Pullen, the Life Advocacy Alliance works to equip pro-life citizens, candidates and public officials to be more strategic, persuasive and effective in communicating the need for laws to protect innocent preborn babies. To that end, Life Advocacy offers six-hour Winning with Life seminars and a weekly bulletin, Life Advocacy Briefing, featuring timely news you can use in the cause of Life. Subscription is by fax, e-mail or postal mail for an annual fee. 847-825-4334
Lutherans for Life
Lutherans for Life exists to witness to the sanctity of human life through education based on the Word of God. This grassroots organization has chapters and life ministry coordinators in Lutheran congregations across the country. Members witness their faith through teaching, caring and service. 630-495-4783
Northwest Families for Life
Northwest Families for Life mission is to call to action pro-life individuals for prayer and peaceful vigils to end abortion. We also send out weekly email newsletters containing scripture, encouragement, vigil schedules, and pro-life event information from throughout the Chicago suburban area. Through focused prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil, our desire is to unite the faith community of the Chicago suburbs for the cause of life. Contact Maria at nwfl526@gmail.com for more information or to be put on our email list to receive newsletters. 847- 651- 4877
Orthodox Christians for Life - Chicago
Orthodox Christians for Life - Chicago brings together the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, the Orthodox Church of America and the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese to declare the Orthodox Christian Church's affirmation of the sanctity of life from the womb to the tomb and to provide support and love to a torn, hurting and fallen world. 312-459-0420
PASS Pregnancy Care Centers
PASS pregnancy care centers are celebrating their twentieth year in crisis pregnancy intervention and post-abortion healing with three centers throughout Chicago's greater Southland community. PASS's IMPACT abstinence education program is one of the oldest and most successful prevention programs of its kind, greatly reducing the number of sexually active youth. 708-614-9777
The Professional Women's Network
The Professional Women's Network seeks to support pro-life women in the workplace and in the home. We recognize abortion as a procedure that violates women physically, mentally, and emotionally. PWN promotes a pro-life, pro-woman philosophy through witness in the workplace and in the family. Members are welcome. 708-749-1765
The Pro-Life Action League
The Pro-Life Action League is an activist organization, specializing in sidewalk counseling to offer alternatives to abortion-bound women, protests and demonstrations to raise public consciousness on abortion and using the media to spread the pro-life message. Volunteers are appreciated for participation in events, as well as office work. 773-777-2900
The Pro-Life Check Guy
George Johnson, the "Pro-Life Check Guy," was the original creator of Life Checks, which he later sold to Custom Direct. When it was discovered that Custom Direct prints pro-abortion checks and donates to pro-abortion causes, George got back in the check business and created Sanctity of Life Checks, available through Promise Checks.
The Pro-Life/Pro-Family Coalition
Under Rev. Hiram Crawford's leadership, the Pro-Life/Pro-Familiy Coalition worked to block school contraceptive clinics in Chicago Public Schools. An annual seminar and banquet, pro-life newspaper ads, and other initiatives keep the knowledge of the daily murder of unborn children before the eyes of God and the African-American community. All are welcome to join. 773-483-1132
Relevant Radio 930 AM & 950 AM
Relevant Radio is a breakthrough format of Catholic talk radio that seeks to help you bridge the gap between faith and everyday life. Start your day with Morning Air from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., then stay tuned for a wide variety of programs featuring content you can relate to and utilize on a daily basis. Listen in the Chicago area on Relevant Radio 950AM, and in the Western Suburbs around the clock on Relevant Radio 930AM.
Southside Pregnancy Center
Southside Pregnancy Center is committed to providing its clients with accurate and complete information about both pre-natal development and abortion procedures and risks. The center is committed to integrity in dealing with clients, earning their trust, providing promised information and eschewing any form of deception in its corporate advertising or individual conversations. They assist women to carry to term by providing emotional support and practical assistance. Through the provision of God’s people and the community at large, women may face the future with hope and plan constructively for themselves and their babies. 708-229-0092
Students for Life of Illinois
Students for Life of Illinois is an umbrella organization for the students in Illinois and surrounding states. We exist to help college students bring about a culture of life on their campuses by providing resources, training and support. We facilitate the sharing of ideas and resources to strengthen and unify the voice for the voiceless.
Thomas More Society Pro-Life Law Center
Founded in 1997, the Thomas More Society, Pro-Life Law Center, is a nonprofit, public interest law firm based in Chicago and dedicated to fighting for the rights and dignity of all human life. The Society vigorously defends clients in state and federal courtrooms around the country, addressing vital issues across the pro-life spectrum, including pregnancy discrimination, end-of-life health care, the right of conscientious objection for medical workers, and freedom of speech for peaceable nonviolent protest. Under the leadership of President and Chief Counsel Tom Brejcha, the Society champions the rights of pro-life activists—including two decisive victories in the United States Supreme Court in recent years (2003, 8-1; 2006, 8-0). The Society is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, supported solely by private donations. 312-782-1680
Total Living Network
The mission of the Total Living Network is to direct people to Christ and to provide resources for a vibrant relationship with Him through the electronic communications media. 312-433-3838
Waterleaf Women's Center
Our Mission at Waterleaf Women's Center is to empower men and women to choose life by providing them with comprehensive information and building a supportive community network in which they can succeed. Our center features counseling based on truthful and compassionate presentation of facts. We also provide post-pregnancy support through our "Mom2Mom" program. Above all, we are guided by the Holy Spirit and dedicated to the Holy Innocents. 630-701-6270
Well of Mercy
The Well of Mercy was created to support single pregnant women who choose life for their unborn children and who need shelter, education, emotional support and spiritual guidance to build a poverty-free future for their families. The Well of Mercy serves as a a haven to mothers and their children who can live with their moms as the women journey through the program.
The Well is not just a shelter, but provides educational support through online degree programs, spiritual guidance through staffed faith directors, and emotional support through certified professional counselors. The Well is a comprehensive environment to give these mothers and children the support they need. 773-274-4227
The Women's Center
The Women's Center is an emergency pregnancy counseling and assistance service that seeks, through the most effective means available, to reach the most abortion-vulnerable women and help them choose life for their pre-born children, by presenting and assisting them with life-sustaining alternatives. 773-794-1313
Woman's Choice Services
Woman's Choice Services is a pregnancy center network in the Joliet Diocese, operated in accord with the teachings of the Catholic Church. We provide hope for those at risk for abortion, help for those who are pregnant, and healing for those wounded by abortion. We have served pregnant women in need across the Chicagoland area, both at our pregnancy centers and through our network of Project Gabriel parishes. 630-261-9221
Word of Hope
Word of Hope, formerly Healing Hearts, is a post-abortion healing ministry operating in the Chiacgo area. 630-990-0909
WYLL Chicago's Word
At 1160 AM, WYLL is the Chicago area's most-listened to Christian talk radio station and your most reliable source on issues that matter!

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Updated 08/04/14