All services provided to domestic violence survivors and their families are free, confidential, and victim-centered.
Shelter is available to victims of all genders and their children who need to flee for safety and find confidential support.
Long-term housing is available to clients who face significant barriers while working to become self-sufficient.
Individual and group counseling are available for adults and children. Counselors can help survivors and their children process emotions and reactions relating to domestic violence, help to develop healthy coping strategies, and provide support in the healing process. All counselors are master’s-level or higher.
Interested in Group Counseling? Please contact our hotline (815-756-5228) for more information
Intake is required before group counseling. Please contact our hotline (815.756.5228) to schedule.
Staff are available to assist clients with obtaining public aid, childcare, housing, education, job services, transportation, and other social services.
Trained legal advocates can assist clients with completing the paperwork necessary to obtain Orders of Protection, assist survivors as they navigate the legal system, and provide emotional support through civil, legal, and family court cases.
Trained advocates respond 24-hours-a-day to local emergency rooms and police departments with information, assistance, and support for victims in crisis.Trained staff members are available 24 hours a day to provide emotional support, information, and referrals. Our hotline is a valuable resource for survivors as well as community members. If you have any questions about our services, the dynamics of abuse or violence, or how to be supportive to someone in your life, please do not hesitate to call us.