League of Women Voters Evanston 2100 Ridge Ave, Evanston, IL60201 The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that focuses on a variety of issues. Members, both…More men and women, assist in voter registration and observation of the Evanston City Council. The League has an office space on the first floor of the Evanston Civic Center.
The Lilac Tree was founded in 1990 and serves thousands of women each year by phone and through workshops, support…More groups and information sessions. Their mission is to provide education, support and guidance to women in the divorce process so they and their children can move confidently towards independence.
Over 1,500 women every year utilize its services. It hosts a full-day event twice a year called Divorce University, which attracts women from all over Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan.
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.
Stella 2116 Central St, Evanston, IL60201 This eclectic boutique has been a destination spot for more than 13 years. There's a variety of gifts, home accessories,…More artisan jewelry and women's clothing. Everything is distinctive and reasonably priced. Women's clothing from designers such as Young Essence, Desigual and Dex is a big sell with the loyal customers of the area.
Francesca's Collections 1706 Maple Ave, Evanston, IL60201 This branch of the popular nationwide chain is located in the central shopping district of downtown Evanston. Featuring…More high-end apparel, bags, jewelry, and accessories, this shop has been providing the women of Evanston with high-style since 1999. Community conscious, the corporation behind Francesca's contributes to a good deal of organizations that benefit women's issues.
Woman's Club of Evanston 1702 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL60201 The Women's Club of Evanston is a non-profit organization that supports local charities with an emphasis on women's and…More children's issues. Members pay annual dues of $150. The club's headquarters on Chicago Avenue is available to rent for events.
Talia 1526 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL60201 Talia is a boutique for women with discerning taste, stocking a selection of sophisticated and classic womens' clothing…More and accessories, including handbags and handmade, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces. Owners Asia Cavallo and Agnieszka Lewandowska have a particular eye for selecting pieces for the quality and texture of their fabrics.
YWCA 1215 Church St, Evanston, IL60201 The YWCA in Evanston is both a public swimming center and a social service that offers emergency housing, financial…More literacy lessons for women, and support for victims of domestic violence. The aquatic programs include swimming lessons for kids, a master program for adults, and aqua aerobics. The main focus of the YWCA is fighting racism and empowering women, and the Evanston location organizes the annual Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate.