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Restoring. Educating. Empowering.


Break the Silence Foundation is following the COVID -19 guidelines established by the CDC.


Dear Friends,

Thanks to your generosity, we have been able to provide our domestic violence services to our community for many years.During this pandemic our doors had to close, but, we have been able to provide weekly meetings with our domestic violence survivors and continue our domestic violence counseling via zoom. As you can imagine, domestic violence incidents have been on the rise.With your help, many of these victims can continue to receive the much needed assistance through counseling and online workshops.

Our Face to Face program through AAFPRS continues to grow, with more individuals sending applications requesting facial reconstruction. We need your continued support as we look forward to open our offices in the next few months. Thanks to donations from supporters just like you, our programs continues to provide the much needed help.

There is still time to make a generous donation before the end of the year. Your contribution is tax deductible as permitted by law.. We are a 501c3 organization. Our goal is to provide workshops and .support for many more participants and process more applications for those in need of facial reconstruction and emotional support by raising $5,000 by December 31, but we can’t do it without help.

We’re reaching out to you because you’ve already demonstrated your compassion for our domestic violence participants. Would you be willing to make a special year-end contribution of $25, $50, or $100 to help us open the new year on a positive note? And help those in need?

With your support, we can impact our community in a lasting way.

Please join us by making your gift on our donate button on this page or by sending your check to  Break The Silence Foundation, Inc., PO Box 366, Berwyn, IL 60402.. The lives of hundreds of domestic violence victims are at stake.

Thank you for your continued support.

Wishing all good health and a Joyful Holiday Season!


Maribel Garcia
Break The Silence Foundation, Inc



Your Home for Domestic Violence Resources

Everyone deserves to live the best version of their lives. However, it's an unfortunate reality that domestic violence inhibits many people in our communities from leading a safe and rewarding lifestyle. Here at BTSF, we are ready to live up to our name and break the silence regarding this topic. Our team of compassionate individuals is here to support victims of domestic violence and help them escape any negativity in their lives. If you're a victim of domestic abuse or know someone in an abusive situation, contact us now for a range of domestic violence resources.

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In 2005, Maribel Garcia founded Break the Silence Foundation, Inc. (BTSF) as a 501(c)(3) organization with offices in Berwyn, IL. We offer support for domestic violence victims in the forms of crisis intervention, advocacy, self-improvement, healthy relationship workshops, self-defense, and workforce development. We provide a safe, violence-free environment and support to all program participants. In partnership with Family Bridges USA, our participants attend a series of workshops designed to help each participant end the cycle of abuse.

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(773) 780-0065


Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

(773) 780-0065

Hours of Operation
Tuesday & Thursday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Call for an Appointment ***CLOSED DURING COVID 19***

Service Area
Berwyn, Illinois, and the Surrounding Areas

6635 W. Cermak Road
Berwyn, IL 60402