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REV- featuring Jason Eady

What: REV (Rock to End Violence) concert to benefit Mutual Ground
When: Sunday, September 17th 2017, 3 PM – 7 PM
Where: The Law Office Pub & Music Hall, 22 S. Bridge St, Yorkville, IL, 60560

Get tickets for the event here

Once again the Law Office is partnering with Mutual Ground to raise funds and awareness to combat domestic violence. For this installment we welcome Jason Eady, one of the brightest new voices on the classic country scene.

Jason Eady’s inspired new album Daylight & Dark embraces multiple styles of die-hard country music to weave together 11 songs about the deep, messy details of love and life.

The disc is sequenced to follow the arc of one man’s journey through the complexities of the heart. But the semi-autobiographical Daylight & Dark is not a concept album. Instead, it’s a powerful study in honesty; a collection of real stories populated by real characters that coalesced around Eady’s title track.

Check Out Jason Eady here

9th Annual Women’s Power Lunch

What: Every year, SHARE Fox Valley, Supporting Hope And Respecting Everyone, honors one woman who is doing amazing things in the community. This year we are proud to honor Norma Peterson as the 2017 Woman of Power. Opening Remarks will be presented by State Representative Stephanie Kifowit and our 2017 Keynote Speaker is Patti Vasquez.

When: Thursday, September 21st, 2017 from 11 AM – 1 PM

Where: Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL 60505

At this time our online registration form is no longer accepting payments for the lunch. If you have not signed up, but are still interested in attending the Women’s Power Lunch, please call us as soon as possible at (630) 897-0084.

View the SHARE Website for more Details!


About Norma: Norma volunteers with the Roosevelt American Legion Post 84, recently re-established the Auxiliary, is a member of the Aurora Fourth of July parade committee and a proud member of the SHARE Fox Valley, which benefits Mutual Ground. Norma advocates to raise awareness to the existence of the EAA (Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit) which is a viable tool for victims of domestic violence, law enforcement and the judicial system.

Survivor’s Art Show

What: A showcase featuring art and stories by survivors of sexual abuse
Where: Mixology Salon Spa, 116 W Main Street, St. Charles, IL, 60174
When: Thursday, August 11th  from 5 PM – 8 PM

Experience incredible artwork and stories by survivors of sexual assault and learn more about how you can support services to help victims of violence.

This event is FREE, but all proceeds will benefit Mutual Ground.

For more information contact Sydney Johnson at

Miss Fannie’s Annual Yard Sale

Thank you to everyone who stopped by Miss Fannie’s Annual Yard Sale this year! The yard sale was a HUGE success again this year, with roughly $4,200 being raised for Mutual Ground! Thank you to everyone who helped make this event a huge success also!


What: Miss Fannie’s Yard Sale is a giant fundraiser held each summer that has grown to raise over $3,000 annually to help fund the shelter. All proceeds benefit Mutual Ground.
Where: Mutual Ground, 418 Oak Ave, Aurora, IL, 60506
When: Friday, July 28th and Saturday, July 29th from 8 AM – 3 PM

Items Available include: Furniture, Women’s Clothing, Women’s Shoes, Children’s Clothing, Children’s Shoes, Children’s Toys, Books, Household Items, Plus More!

All items will be sold for $20 or less, and the event is CASH ONLY.

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10th Annual Walk for Hope Open House

10th Annual Walk for Hope, Sponsored by Paylocity

When: Friday, November 3rd from 4 pm-7 pm
Saturday, November 4th from 9 am-12 pm

Where: Mutual Ground
418 Oak Ave, Aurora, IL

Fundraising Goal: $115,000


Click HERE to sign up as a fundraiser or donate to a campaign

Thank you to everyone who planned on attending our 10th Annual Walk for Hope! Unfortunately, we had to cancel the walk due to severe weather. In place of the walk, we will be hosting an Open House, where people can pick up their Walk for Hope t-shirts, drop off pledges, and experience our various victim impact projects.

We will be passing out Walk for Hope t-shirts on our Open House dates. Only individuals who raise $100 or more through their fundraising page or donate $100 or more will receive a free t-shirt at the event.

For example, if you are on a team of 5 and the team as a whole raised $500, only the team members who raised $100 or more individually will receive a shirt. Sizes are not guaranteed and are first come first serve!

We are still collecting donations for this event! Please feel free to continue collecting donations through our fundraising page. We will also be collecting donations on the Open House dates.

As a reminder, this event is family-friendly and FREE of charge to attend! It is NOT necessary to register, but if you would like to raise money as a fundraiser, create a team, or donate to a campaign please visit our Fundraising page:


Thank you to all our amazing sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor





Gold Sponsors








Silver Sponsors











Everett Ventures, LLC


Bronze Sponsors
Rush-Copley Medical Center, Batavia Enterprises, Inc., Fox Valley Credit Union, Gerald Nissan Naperville, Gordon Flesch, Kane County Sherrif’s Office, Orchard Road Animal Hospital, Presence Mercy Medical Center, Sharratt Chiropractic, Smith Amundsen, Vertical Financial Group


Gamma Phi Omega, Eta Chapter at Aurora University, Alarm Detection Systems, Inc, Aurora Bank and Trust, Fox Valley Dialysis

REV- featuring Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons

What: REV (Rock to End Violence) concert to benefit Mutual Ground
When: Wednesday, June 7th 20
Where: The Law Office Pub & Music Hall, 22 S. Bridge St, Yorkville, IL, 60560
Get tickets for the event here

Armed with electric guitars, swooning vocals, and songs that split the difference between rock & roll and dreamy psychedelia, Angela Perley & the Howlin’ Moons pack the biggest punch of their career with Homemade Vision.

Like the band’s debut, Hey Kid — an album whose kickoff track, “Athens,” earned Perley an International Songwriting Award in 2014 — Homemade Vision was recorded in the Howlin’ Moons’ hometown of Columbus, Ohio. Many of the songs were dreamt up somewhere along the highways and backroads that crisscross America, though, coaxed into life by a group of roots-rock road warriors who regularly play more than 100 shows a year. As a result, Homemade Vision is the sort of wide-ranging record that creates its own geography, building an imaginary place where the influences of David Gilmour, Tom Petty, Led Zeppelin, and Nebula all intersect.

It’s also the work of a genuine band. Chris Connor’s guitar playing — a flurry of fuzz, crunch, twang and bang — occupies just as large a role as Perley’s voice, while Billy Zehnal’s bass — coupled with cymbal crashes and snare hits from an arsenal of heavy-hitting drummers — glues the mix together. Inspired by love, heartbreak, and everything in between, Homemade Vision is a battle cry from a band that’s spent years fighting the good fight, carving out their own brand of atmospheric, aggressive Americana along the way.

 Check out the band here

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Food for Thought 2.0 – March 31st

Save the Date

Save the Date

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Please join Mutual Ground for a very special fundraising event. A memorable night of incredible food, live entertainment, raffles, and auctions. Proceeds will support victims of domestic and sexual violence.

Click HERE for sponsorship opportunities!


$125 per person

$1,200 per table of 10


Event Details

Cocktail Hour 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Complimentary Cocktails and Hors D’oeuvres

Fundraising Event 6:30 – 10:30 p.m.

Gourmet Food Stations • Exciting Games of Chance • Live and Silent Auction

Hotel Arista Reservations

For room reservations call Hotel Arista, call 630.579.4100

Special room rate available until 3/15/17

Dress Code

Cocktail attire optional





Internship Opportunities



Looking for an Internship?

Mutual Ground is now accepting resumes!


About Mutual Ground

Located in Aurora, Mutual Ground is the sole provider of comprehensive victim services in Southern Kane and all of Kendall County. Our mission is to provide education, awareness, and life changing services that empower individuals, families, and communities to end the cycle of domestic and sexual violence. All of our services are free, confidential, and offered in both English and Spanish. We work with close to 1,500 clients a year, over 400 of which are children. Established in 1975, we are one of the oldest and largest domestic violence and sexual assault service agencies in the state of Illinois.


Mutual Ground’s Internship Program

The purpose of an internship program at Mutual Ground is to provide an opportunity for students to apply the skills they have learned in the classroom in a professional context. Mutual Ground plays an important role as students begin to transition into to professional roles. This opportunity will benefit both the student and Mutual Ground clients by offering needed services.


Join Our Dedicated Team! Our current internship opportunities include:

Victim Advocacy Internships

Victim advocates provide in person direct services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence at local emergency rooms and law enforcement offices.

Hotline Advocacy Internships

Hotline advocates are integral to our crisis intervention services by answering calls on our 24-hour hotline.

Childcare Internships

Childcare interns assisting with childcare in the shelter is an important and gratifying role that makes a difference in the lives of the children we serve.


Steps to becoming a Mutual Ground intern:

  1. Email resume and cover letter with specific interest to Julie Judd, Director of Volunteer Services, at
  2. Complete an interview & background check
  3. Complete training and orientation
  4. Complete all school internship requirements


**Students interested in a MSW internship can contact Sarah Hipp at



Survivor’s Art Show and Art Auction

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Join us for a “First Fridays” Event at the Santori Public Library as we recognize Sexual Assault Awareness Month and survivors’ healing journey via art, music and performance.

Santori Public Library
101 S. River St., Aurora, IL 60506

April 7, 2017
Art Auction from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Performances at 7:00 p.m.

For more information contact:
Amy J. Medlin at