Domestic Violence Resources

24/7 Hotlines

*If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 911

*All hotlines are free and confidential

Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline: 1 (888) 293-2080

As an affiliate of Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) for the city of Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, this hotline provides crisis intervention, immediate support, and refferals for survivors and their significant others.

Community Crisis Center: In English: 1 (847) 697-2380 En Español: 1 (847) 697-9740

Serves the greater Chicago metropolitan area by providing help with situations involving domestic violence, sexual assault, other crisis situations, homelessness, and suicide.

Illinois Crisis Text Line: Text HELLO to 741741

Trained crisis counselors will provide support and locate someone close to you who can further provide assistance.

Illinois Deparment of Children and Family Services Child Abuse Report: 1 (800) 25-ABUSE or 1 (800) 252-2873

Call if you suspect a child was harmed or will be harmed through abuse or neglect.

Illinois Domestic Violence Helpline: 1 (877) 863-6338

Provides support, information, and refferals throughout Illinois.

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 1 (800) 799-7233 or Live Chat

Provides local resources, support, and safety plans.

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN): 1 (800) 656-HOPE or 1 (800) 656-4673 or Live Chat

Trained support specialists provide support, information, advice, or refferals in our area.

Remedies Renewing Lives: 1 (815) 962-6102

Trained advocates provide access to safety, support, and resources; including crisis intervention, safety planning, advocacy, local resources, and information on options.

Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center: 1 (847) 872-7799

ZCenter provides client-centered and comprehensive services for survivors of sexual assault and abuse.


Illinois Counseling and Child Programs

Counesling Services, Crisis Center for South Suburbia

Free services from licensed therapists for individuals who have been impacted by domestic violence. Free of charge.

Community Outreach, Family Rescue

Provides survivors with counesling, advocacy, and outreach programs. Individual or group settings of support and education about the trauma of abuse for adults and children.

Ridgeland Apartments and Children’s Program, Family Rescue

Parenting support services as well as support services for survivors of domestic violence. On-site after school center, teen enrichment program, and clinical services for children also available.

Children’s Services and Victim Support Services, Turning Point

Free individual and group counseling services, including Spanish language groups, and crisis intervention and stabaization.

Counesling Services and Crisis Intervention, CARE Center

Counseling services available for all survivors and significant others.

Faith Based Care, Refuge for Women

Faith-based organization providing long-term care for female victims of sexual exploitation or human trafficking.

Support Group for Survivors, Kan-Win

Support groups for women affected by violence.

Children’s Program, Kan-Win

Groups for children who grew up in violent situations, focusing on social, emotional, and behavioral aspects of childhood development.

Child Advocacy, Community Crisis Center

A safe, nurturing place for children who have witnessed domestic violence to play and learn.

Domestic Violence, Community Crisis Center

Emergency planning, individual and group counseling, and child services such as group activities and individual counseling.

Sexual Assault, Community Crisis Center

Helps victims explore options and the effects of trauma.

Adult and Children’s Counseling, Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center

Individual or group counseling for victims of sexual assault, available for adults and children.

Trauma Therapy, Resilience

Family therapy, couples therapy, group therapy, individual therapy, and art therapy for survivors of all ages.


Legal and Medical Advocacy in Illinois

Live Safe Patient Advocacy, Crisis Center for South Suburbia

Health-care based resources, education, and information for victims of domestic violence. Follow-up medical treatment within the healthcare setting.

Court Advocacy, Crisis Center for South Suburbia

Located in Bridgeview, IL and Markham, IL. advocates for victims of domestic violence or dating violence of their rights under the Illinois Domesti Violence Act.

Legal Advocacy, Family Rescue

Assistance for survivors of domestic violence such as counesling, and legal advocacy. Help survivors through the confusing legal issues including child support and Order of Protection, divorce, and child support and custody.

Advocacy and Crisis Intervention, CARE Center

“Medical advocacy is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at hospital emergency rooms.  Whenever a survivor presents at the hospital for treatment, the hospital calls our hotline and we send an advocate out to sit with the survivor.  The advocate offers emotional support, provides information on sexual violence, and gives any necessary referrals.

Legal advocacy is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week wherever needed.  Advocates can support a survivor at the police department, or help a survivor with a case that is currently being prosecuted.  Our staff advocate is very knowledgeable about court proceedings and Illinois law.” -Northwest CASA

Legal Advocacy, Kan-Win

Provides help for survivors filing for protection orders, going to court, and finding attorney’s.

Medical and Legal Advocacy, Resilience

Medical advocates act as liason between survivors of sexual assault and abuse and medical professionals at 17 Chicago hospitals.


Shelter in Illinois

Residential Shelter Services, Crisis Center for South Suburbia

Shelter for individuals or families fleeing a violent situation.

Transitional Housing, Crisis Center for South Suburbia

Transitioanl housing is the step between emergency short-term housing and permanent housing. Crisis Center for South Suburbia provides apartments, paid for through grants, for clients throughout the community.

Rosenthal Family Lodge, Family Rescue

A safe rufuge for survivors of domestic violence.

Transitional Housing, Kan-Win

Helps look for safe, affordable housing while also providing rental and utility subsidies for up to 24 months.

Emergency Shelter, Community Crisis Center

Emergency shelter for women and their children.

Emergency Shelter, Remedies Renewing Lives

Temporary shelter for survivors of intimate partner violence.


If you have any questions, please reach out to us today at 844.LV4.LALI (584.5254) or [email protected].