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Domestic Violence Services

Weekly Group Services

Life Skills Class

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Meal planning

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DIY Projects

Domestic Violence Education

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Defining Domestic Abuse

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Power and Control

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Cycle of Violence

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Effects of Domestic Violence on Children

Adult Support Group

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This group provides a safe and secure environment for adults to discuss experiences and to share issues concerning domestic violence.  It is a time where survivors can come together and empower each other!

Children’s Support Group

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This group covers issues such as bullying, healthy relationships, feelings, and how to be a good friend.

Individual Services

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Domestic Violence Education

A 10-week course curriculum (1X/week) covering such topics as the history of the Illinois Domestic Violence Act and dynamics of domestic violence. This service is available to clients who are mandated or seeking education voluntarily.

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Parenting

A 10-week course curriculum (1X/week) covering such topics as parenting under stress, discipline vs. punishment, and nurturing children’s needs. This service is available to clients who are mandated or seeking education voluntarily.

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Counseling

Supportive-based services offered to clients to promote self-help, self-advocacy, and to begin a journey of healing and empowerment.

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Legal Advocacy

Advocates can assist clients in obtaining Orders of Protection or Stalking No-Contact Orders. Emotional support is provided in divorce, family cases, or criminal charges involving the abuser. Assistance in navigating Crime Victim’s Compensation, Victim’s Economic Security and Safety Act (VESSA), and Automated Victim Notification (AVN)/VINELINK is also available.

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Virtual Legal Clinic

Free, confidential, face-to-face consultations with attorneys via online technology. Common topics include divorce, employment, property, financial, immigration issues. Legal advice is provided through a limited-scope basis for approximately an hour.

“Women trapped in violent relationships need to know that there’s no shame in talking out and walking out on their abusive partners.”

Kate Thornton

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