Women's Christian Temperance Union is an organization for women concerned about the destructive powers of alcohol in…More family and society. It is the oldest women's organization in the world and it was through its efforts that prohibition gained popularity and was made into law in 1919. It is still thriving today, with many members worldwide and a powerful lobby group.
The national headquarters is located in Evanston's Frances Willard House and includes Frances Willard Memorial Library and Archives. The house is open for guided tours on the first and third Sundays of each month.
Interestingly, it was by the union's influence that there are no bowling alleys in Evanston, a sport that was thought to be associated with alcohol.
Unity Church on the North Shore 3434 Central St, Evanston, IL60201 Unity Church on the North Shore is located on Central St., west of Hunter Rd. Weekly worship services are held every…More Sunday at 10:30am, with Sunday-school classes for preschool though high-school-aged kids and nursery services for the youngest members. Study groups and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are offered at the church during the week.
The Lucky Platter 514 Main St, Evanston, IL60202 Serving "funkalicious post-Hippy eclectic world cuisine," The Lucky Platter is an affordable diner with a twist. The…More small, quiet dining area has a unique ambiance and offers alcoholic drink specials.
Society for the Preservation of Art & Culture in Evanston 1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL60202 The Society for the Preservation of Art & Culture in Evanston (also known as SPACE) is a performance venue with…More a capacity of about 250 seats. Though it is an all-ages space, is serves alcohol, but there is no food. Guests watching shows here, however, are permitted to order from the affiliated Union Pizzeria if they like. SPACE calls this practice "BYOP." SPACE has a calendar full of world music and folk rock events. See its website for details.
Veterans Health Administration 565 Howard St, Evanston, IL60202 The Veterans Health Administration in Evanston is open to any veteran who served on active duty in a combat zone and can…More provide discharge papers, and any veteran who experienced sexual trauma while on active duty. Veterans who are not eligible for the services at the center are also welcome to come in for referrals to other services. The Vet Center helps veterans with a variety of resources including general counseling, drug and alcohol counseling, family therapy and help finding a job. All services are confidential, and according to one employee "what happens in the center stays in the center."