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League of Women Voters Evanston
2100 Ridge Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that focuses on a variety of issues. Members, bothMore 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.
Lilac Tree: Resources for Divorcing Women
1123 Emerson St Ste 215, Evanston, IL 60201

The Lilac Tree was founded in 1990 and serves thousands of women each year by phone and through workshops, supportMore 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
1730 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60201

Women's Christian Temperance Union is an organization for women concerned about the destructive powers of alcohol inMore 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, IL 60201
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, IL 60201
This branch of the popular nationwide chain is located in the central shopping district of downtown Evanston. FeaturingMore 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, IL 60201
The Women's Club of Evanston is a non-profit organization that supports local charities with an emphasis on women's andMore 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, IL 60201
Talia is a boutique for women with discerning taste, stocking a selection of sophisticated and classic womens' clothingMore 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, IL 60201
The YWCA in Evanston is both a public swimming center and a social service that offers emergency housing, financialMore 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.
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