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Domestic Violence Services

Individual Services

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Shelter

Our 32-bed facility provides a safe environment, where survivors can begin to rebuild their lives and their support systems that have been damaged due to domestic or sexual violence.

Shelter Tour

Please click to watch a short video tour of Freedom House Shelter.

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Adult Support Groups

Includes domestic violence topics, problem solving, discussion of rights and options, safety planning, lethality, self-care, identifying and removing barriers, providing emotional support.  Call for more details.

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Advocacy / Case Management

Providing support and advocacy as individuals develop an individualized service plan (ISP) with the purpose of setting goals to promote safety, independence, health, and well-being.  Linkage to community resources. Informing individuals of their rights.

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Counseling

Client-centered services that promote self-help, self-advocacy, and support during the journey toward healing and empowerment.

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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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Legal Advocacy

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

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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.

“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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