ZACHARIAS SEXUAL ABUSE CENTER

aka ZCenter   |   Gurnee, IL   |  www.zcenter.org

Mission

The mission of Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center (ZCenter) is to provide a place where survivors of sexual assault and abuse can heal, and to mobilize the community toward action to end sexual violence.

Ruling year info

1984

Executive Director

Torrie Flink

Assistant Executive Director

Wendy Ivy

Main address

4275 Old Grand Avenue

Gurnee, IL 60031 USA

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Formerly known as

LaCASA

EIN

36-3314976

NTEE code info

Sexual Abuse, Prevention of (I73)

Rape Victim Services (F42)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Counseling

ZCenter supports clients in healing from trauma and works to lessen their risk from future victimization. Individual, family, and group counseling provides survivors of sexual violence of all ages and their loves ones with supportive listening, advocacy, information, and referral services. Individual, family, and group support sessions are available in English and Spanish. Our services are provided from a trauma-informed and culturally grounded practice model.

Population(s) Served

ZCenter strives to effect change through educating children and the community with age-appropriate sexual abuse and sexual assault information.

Population(s) Served

Medical Advocacy
ZCenter provides support to the survivor and his or her family throughout the medical process. Our medical advocates can be present at the hospital during a survivor’s medical examination any time of day. Our medical advocates provide information and assist survivors in understanding their options. Medical advocates also provide followup services such as follow-up phone calls and crisis counseling.

Legal Advocacy
ZCenter provides support to the survivor throughout the criminal justice process. Legal advocates explain the legal system and accompany and assist the survivor in reporting to law enforcement, attending court proceedings, and filing for crime victim’s compensation. We are available to follow the legal proceedings of clients and assist them in receiving fair and respectful treatment. Our legal advocates also assist the Assistant State’s Attorneys in supporting the survivor.
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Population(s) Served

ZCenter provides emotional support, information, and community resources to survivors, significant others, and community professionals (e.g.: police, medical, schools, etc) through a 24-hour Support Line: 847-872-7799

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center GOALS
1. Strengthening the organization's leadership and infrastructure
2. Diversifying and increasing funding through meaningful engagement and strategic marketing
3. Diversifying and enhancing client services
4. Innovating and strengthening community programs
5. Establishing and growing the Skokie Center

1. Support board leadership, provide staff professional development, maintain healthy work culture, strengthen and expand volunteer and intern programs, explore technology solutuions
2. Increase levels of giving through stewardship strategies, secure state and federal funding, complete campaign ($2 m), Plan and execute 3 fundraising events, establish young professionals board
3. Engage in therapeutic modalities to enhance services, explore and diversity therapy options, finalize and initiate data collection process, develop ZCenter tools and resources for client support, build and support Skokie team.
4. Strengthen and expand ZPN, Develop new secondary prevention curriculum, strengthen community partnerships, develop and implement innovative training efforts for advocacy professionals.
5. Build strong relationships, implement social media and PR, develop relationships rooted in mission.

ZCenter is capable of meeting these goals through innovative and strategic planning and implementation.

We are maintaining a healthy work culture, involved in board leadership training, secured state/federal funding from IDHS, 2 events held and 3rd in planning stages. Young professionals board in progress, Skokie team development underway, data collection work-group underway, ZPN held member meeting and developed online chat through LinkedIn, continuing strong relationships with community groups in Lake county and Skokie area and relationships developed with new and continuing organizations rooted in mission.

Financials

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ZACHARIAS SEXUAL ABUSE CENTER

Board of directors
as of 3/17/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mike Farrell

CorTech, LLC

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/17/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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