The mission of the Domestic Violence Outreach of the Archdiocese of Chicago is twofold. The first is to raise awareness of domestic violence throughout the archdiocese and to promote the development and delivery of services, such as counseling and group support, to women and children victims of domestic violence, as well as to perpetrators, at local parishes and through archdiocesan institutions and agencies. The second is to promote the prevention of domestic violence. Girls and boys, young women and young men must learn to recognize the elements of unhealthy and healthy relationships. This is accomplished through education at home, in parishes, and at educational institutions.