Be the Change

Be the Change by Shinning a Light

Purple light bulbs are available for purchase so that everyone will “shine a light” on domestic violence throughout the month.

Light bulbs are $3 each or 2 for $5

If you are interested in purchasing, please contact Brittany at

Bulbs are brought to you by Coldwell Banker Residential, Flossmoor Office.

Be the Change Celebration

Thank you to everyone that was able to attend our celebration! We will see you next year!

Spotlight On: The Science of Healing

Thursday October 10th from 6-8pm

Homewood Science Center

18022 Dixie Highway, Homewood, IL 60430

Join us for an interactive talk. South Suburban Family Shelter will share information on what constitutes trauma and how experiencing trauma can impact your brain as well as how engaging in certain activities can heal your brain, thus helping you to thrive after trauma. Cancer Support Center will help us explore how the brain transforms as you use mindfulness and art therapy to heal from physical and emotional trauma.

This event includes a FREE Meditation Workshop by Serendipity Yoga!

Click here to register or register at the door

Serendipity Yoga

Saturday October 12th

18141 Dixie Highway Suite, 119

Homewood, IL 60430

Serendipity yoga is hosting three different yoga classes where 100% of ALL proceeds from ALL classes will be donated to SSFS!

7:30am Flow

9am Hatha for Beginners

10:30am Yoga for Kids (ages 2-5)

*Regular class packages & memberships will not apply. All classes will be donation based. Give as much or as little as you wish.*

Click here to register

Be the Change Painting Party

Come on out for a fun painting party while raising funds to help “Be the Change”!

Because after all… “if the world never changed there would be no butterflies”

Proceeds from each ticket purchased will directly support South Suburban Family Shelter’s mission to assist those impacted by domestic violence.

Cost: $35 per person

When: October 24th from 6:30-8:30pm

Where: Bottle and Bottega

Located at: 2009 Ridge Road, Homewood, IL 60430

Click here to register!

Reading is Fundamental

Non-Fiction Books

Domestic Violence at the Margins: Readings on Race, Class, Gender, and Culture Natalie J. Sokoloff (Editor)

When Dad Hurts Mom: Helping Your Children Heal the Wounds of Witnessing Abuse Lundy Bancroft

Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men Lundy Bancroft

Safety Planning with Battered Women: Complex Lives/Difficult Choices Jill M. Davies

Keeping the Faith: Guidance for Christian Women Facing Abuse Marie M. Fortune

Son of a Gun: A Memoir Justin St. Germain

Children Who See Too Much: Lessons from the Child Witness to Violence Project Betsy McAlister Grovers

Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence – From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror Judith Lewis Herman

Incite! Women of Color Against Violence Andrea Lee Smith, Beth E. Richie, Julia Sudbury, Janelle White (Editors)

Color of Violence: The INCITE! Anthology

Roar: True Tale of Women Warrior Jessica Robinson, Magin Gregg, Mary Lucas, Judy Nicastro, Kim O’Connell, Laura Pimentel, Danielle Stonehirsch, Mary Foxworth , Madison Symes, Urmilla Khanna, J.P. Robinson

When Love Goes Wrong: What to Do When You Can’t Do Anything Right Ann Jones

The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help Jackson Katz

The Batterer as Parent: Addressing the Impact of Domestic Violence on Family Dynamics Lundy Bancroft, Jay G. Silverman

Whom Shall I Fear: A spiritual Journey of a Battered Woman Lavon Morris-Grant

A Private Family Matter: A Memoir Victor Rivas Rivers

Men Explain Things to Me Rebecca Solnit

Goodbye, Sweet Girl: A Story of Domestic Violence and Survival Kelly Sundberg

Not to People Like Us: Hidden Abuse in Upscale Marriages Susan Weitzman

Fiction Books

Purple Hibiscus Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Something to Be Brave For Priscilla Bennett

What She Left Behind Tracey Bilen

The Round House Louise Erdich

The Captain’s Daughter Leah Fleming

Gone Girl Gillian Flynn

The Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins

Backseat Saints Joshilyn Jackson

When I Hit You Meena Kandasamy

Big Little Lies Liane Moriarty

Picture Perfect Jodi Picoult

Black and Blue Anna Quindlen

Safe Haven Nicholas Sparks

The Joy Luck Club Amy Tan

Children’s Books

The Day My Daddy Lost His Temper: Empowering Kids That Have Witnessed Domestic Violence Carols S. McCleary, Naomi Santana

Clover’s Secret Christine M. Winn, David Walsh

Something Is Wrong at My House: A Book about Parents Fighting Diane Davis

How Are You Feeling Today Baby Bear?: Exploring Big Feelings After Living in a Stormy Home Jane Evans

A Terrible thing Happened Margaret M. Holmes

Tuff Stuff: A Children’s Book about Trauma Joy Berry, Ernie Hergenroeder

When Mommy Got Hurt Ilene Lee

A Place for Starr: A Story of Hope for children Experiencing Family Violence Howard Schor

Ibby’s Feelings Baaqia Uqdah


The Burning Bed (NR)

The Color Purple (PG-13)

Enough (PG-13)

Fried Green Tomatoes (PG-13)

I, Tonya (R)

The Perfect Guy (PG-13)

This Boy’s Life (R)

Waitress (PG-13)

What’s Love Got To Do With It? (R)