Clients Served

Since its inception, Thousand Waves has developed partnerships with a wide range of institutions in order to bring the skills of violence prevention, self-defense and wellness out into the community. These outreach programs reach thousands of people who would probably never come to our Center, but are able to receive the benefits of our training because we provide it in a setting that is safe, comfortable and convenient – where they work, receive services, or go to school.

The following businesses, professional associations, non-profit organizations, government agencies, schools, and community groups have sponsored Thousand Waves’ Violence Prevention Programs since we began in 1985:


Academy of General Dentistry
Association of Female Professionals in Graphic Arts
Illinois CPA Society
Rush University / American Medical Women’s Association
Spina Bifida Association of Illinois

Corporate Programs

Accenture / Women’s Advisory Council
ArcelorMittal Steel
Bank of America
Baxter Healthcare Corporation
Blue Property
Cortiva Institute
Element 79
Fifth Third Bank
Healthcare Language Services
Hubbard One
Janssen Pharmaceuticals
Model Metrics
Morningstar Corporation
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co.
Pivot Point International
Recycled Paper Products
Smith, Bucklin & Associates
Tawani Enterprises
Weber Shandwick
Whole Foods Market

Community Groups

Brighton Park Neighborhood Council
Bryn Mawr College Alumnae Group
East Garfield Park Neighbors
Highlife Adventures
Pink Angels Street Patrol
Reading in Motion

Government Agencies

Alderman Tunney/Young Chicago Lakefront group
Cook Co. Juvenile Detention Center / Girls Program
Cook County Public Defender’s Office
Chicago Police Department / 1st District DV subcommittee
Lake County Health Dept
Sisters Speak Loud and Clear /
Domestic Violence conference sponsored by the
Chicago Dept. of Public Health

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Non-Profit Organizations
Programs for Adults

Alternatives, Inc.
Association House of Chicago
Carole Robertson Center for Learning
Center on Halsted
Chicago Abused Women Coalition
Chicago Academy of Sciences
Chicago Center for Urban Life & Culture
Christopher House
Connections for the Homeless
The Cradle
Cultural Care Au Pair
Easter Seals Chicago
Erie Neighborhood House
Family Rescue
Friends of Battered Women
Goodman Theater
Housing Opportunities for Women
Howard Area Community Center
Howard Brown Health Center
Korean American Senior Citizens Center
Lakeview Pantry
Lesbian Community Care Project
Local Area Network
Lookingglass Theater Company
Midwest Women’ss Center
Mujeres Latinas en Accion
The Night Ministry
Ounce of Prevention Fund – Chicago
Ounce of Prevention Fund – Springfield
Rainbow House
Renaissance Court Senior Center
RVA (Rape Victim Advocates)
Shedd Aquarium
Southwest Women Working Together
Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Sunlight African Community Center
Theatre Building Chicago
Urban Education Program/Assoc. Colleges of the Midwest
The Women’s Treatment Center
YPO Women’ss Forum
Zacharias Center

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Non–Profit Organizations
Programs for Teens and Youth

A Sporting Chance Foundation
About Face Youth Theatre
Alternatives, Inc.
Asian Youth Services
Association House
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago
Cambodian Association
Carole Robertson Center for Learning
Center on Halsted
Chicago Teachers Center
Chicago Youth Programs
Chinese Mutual Aid
Christopher House
Family Rescue
Girl Scouts Chicago
Girls Rock! Chicago
Horizon’s Youth Group
Howard Area Community Center
Inter-American School
Junior League Teen Exodus Program
Kaleidescope, Inc.
KAN–WIN (Korean American Women In Need)
KRCC (Korean American Resource Center)
Literature for All of Us
Lutheran Social Services
Mental Health Association in Illinois
National Teachers Academy
The Neighborhood Project
Project Exploration
Project VIDA
Redmoon Theater / Drama Girls
Sister to Sister / Chicago Youth Programs
Sisters Empowering Sisters Conference
Sue Duncan’s Children’s Center
Sunlight African Community Center
St. Clement Daisy Scout Troupe
Ukranian Youth Society
United Church of Rogers Park / Teens Program

Programs for Colleges and Universities

Adler School of Professional Psychology
Chicago Theological Seminary
Columbia College
DePaul University
Women’s Center
Spectrum LGBTQ Group/Act-Out
Harold Washington College
Hastings College, Nebraska
Northeastern Illinois University
North Park University
Roosevelt University
St. Xavier University
University of Chicago:
Center for School Improvement
Divinity School Women’s Caucus
GSB Women’s Business Group
National Opinion Research Center
Resources for Sexual Violence
Prevention Office
SSA Feminist Student Assoc.
Student Government
University of Illinois at Chicago: Gender and Sexuality Center

Programs for Elementary and High Schools

Cesar Chavez School
East Leyden High School
Francis Xavier Warde School
Glenbard East High School
Glenbrook North High School
Greeley Elementary School
Latino Youth School
Latin School of Chicago
Morton East H.S. Teen Mothers group
New Trier High School
North Lawndale College Prep
Olive Harvey Middle College
Ounce of Prevention Fund/Parents, Cesar Chavez School
Payton High School
Phoenix Military Academy
Pied Piper Day Care Center
Queen of Angels School, Mother’s Club
Roosevelt High School
Social Justice High School, Chicago
St. Ignatius College Prep
St. Scholastica High School
University of Chicago Lab School
Washburne Jr. High School, Winnetka
Young Women’s Leadership Charter School

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