Our Mission:

It is the mission of Safe Passage to promote the right of all to nonviolent and abuse-free relationships through advocacy, intervention and prevention in DeKalb County.

About Safe Passage

Safe Passage is DeKalb County’s only Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Crisis Center.  We provide a wide range of services to survivors and their loved ones including shelter, counseling, advocacy, and so much more. All survivor services are completely free, confidential, and available to all, no matter your age, gender, or when the abuse occurred.  The vision at Safe Passage is a world without violence where all are safe. Together, we believe that future is possible.

As a trauma-informed agency, Safe Passage acknowledges that systems of oppression impact survivors of interpersonal violence in many different ways. We strive to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the center of our daily work to honor the unique journeys of our clients, staff, and community. Join us in our commitment to dismantle these systems of social and racial injustice through continued education and advocacy. Together we have the power to create a violence-free community.

DEI Statement

Safe Passage acknowledges that systems of oppression impact survivors of sexual and domestic violence in many different ways. We honor the unique journeys of our clients, staff, and community by creating a trauma‐informed environment where all are welcome. We strive to include diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the center of our daily work. Join us in our commitment to continuing to learn about social and racial justice in an ongoing process.

New Beginnings

With the ever-present demands of our families and individuals seeking out help and support, Safe Passage is now at a point where we must build a new beginning. This will allow us to move all programs and shelter under one roof, helping us keep families together and additing much needed space for operational efficiency.

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Safe Passage stands by you in every step of your journey to healing and safety. You are not alone!

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It takes all of us working together to build a world without violence; join us!

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Safe Passage provides a wide range of services to support survivors and end violence. Our services include crisis intervention, legal and medical advocacy, shelter, counseling, prevention education, and offender intervention. We couldn’t provide these services without the support of our generous community. Partner with us as we work toward a future without abuse.

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Non-consensual intimate image abuse is the act of sharing nude images or videos of someone without their consent. Not only is it wrong, but it's against the law. If you or someone you know has been the victim of NCII abuse, you can visit https://stopncii.org/, or call Safe Passage at 815-756-5228 for help.
Thank you so much to the staff at Tate & Lyle in Sycamore for helping to organize our donations!
Join us for @dekalbcopride Fest on June 20th from 5-8 PM! Find out more information about upcoming events at: https://dekalbpride.org/ #pride #dekalbpride #pridefest
Thank you again to everyone who donated to us during @givedekalbcounty ❤️

Please join ICASA’s Executive Branch Day of Action and help us let Governor JB Pritzker and Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton know how important an increase in sexual assault services funding is for survivors in Illinois.
We heard in meetings with legislators that the Governor’s priorities are driving many budget decisions, so we are having another Virtual Day of Action on May 22 (today!!) to send the funding message to the Governor’s and Lt. Governor’s offices. Please join us in this important Executive Branch outreach in support of $20 Million in GRF for sexual assault crisis services. You can help us by being one of the first to participate and by sharing the opportunity with your networks. Please act now!
Here is a new Fast Democracy link, which will send messages to the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget and the Lt. Governor’s Office:


How can you help? Starting today and continuing tomorrow, please do these two things:
1. Click the link above and complete the Fast Democracy form to send messages to the Governor and Lt. Governor (takes less than 2 minutes). Please use your home address and personal email and phone number, as you are acting in your individual capacity. If you work in Illinois, but live in another state, you can use your office address. You may use the provided text and/or add your own message. If you expand on the template, please be sure that the request for $20 million for sexual assault crisis services in FY25 remains clear. 
2. Share the Fast Democracy link with your friends and family and post it on social media to help spread the word. If each of us has one or two friends complete the form, it will send the message that there is widespread support across the state for $20 Million in GRF for rape crisis centers in FY25.