Domestic Violence: An Overview

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There are many different services for individuals who are experiencing an abusive situation. Law enforcement and legal aid agencies, shelters and counseling services are available to help with the many needs of women and their children experiencing violence.  Counseling, group therapy and education for men who have been abusers is also available.

The organizations below provide emergency services, shelter, and counseling services for people in Illinois.  If you want to do something about domestic violence, contact one of these organizations or a similar organization in your area, and donate time and money.

Illinois Domestic Violence Resources:

American Red Cross-Greater Chicago
Chicago Abused Women’s Coalition
Constance Morris House
Crisis Center for South Suburbia
Crisis Line of Will County
Evanston Shelter for Battered Women
Family Rescue, Inc.
Family Shelter Service
A Friend’s Place
Home of the Sparrow
House Of The Good Shepherd
Korean American Women In Need
Life Span
Metropolitan Family Services
Neopolitan Lighthouse
A Safe Place
Sarah’s Inn
South Suburban Family Shelter, Inc.
Southwest Women Working Together

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Domestic Violence References

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“Domestic Violence: An Overview” was written by C. J. Newton, MA, Learning Specialist and published in the Find (formerly Mental Health Journal in February, 2001.

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