Gifts of the Heart

“I’ve never been to Freedom House, nor have I called the crisis line. I don’t even live in the same state. But from the moment I learned of your existence and found your website, I began to heal. When days were tough I’d re-read your website, watch a video, or imagine myself at your facility, and I would KNOW there was a community that would believe, protect, and comfort me.  In those moments, Freedom House provided me with strength, hope, acceptance, and a safe haven. And that has made all the difference in the world.

I’ll never be able to change the 17 years growing up in a secretly dysfunctional family that remained so until that generation passed on. I’ll never be able to change the five years I spent in an abusive marriage and the years that followed as I struggled to protect my children in the face of relentless deception and trauma. But the pattern of abuse stopped here, and my grandchildren are surrounded by love. When the old feelings of worthlessness and shame creep in, I think of how far I’ve come, and I think of Freedom House – and I can breathe. I am honored to offer these funds to Freedom House.”

~ Anonymous

Donations Welcome

Choose how to give

Please help Freedom House serve victims and their families in need with your monetary donation.

Donate Online

To donate by Paypal click the button below.

Donate by Mail

To donate by check or money order, please visit us or send to:
Freedom House
440 Elm Place
Princeton, IL 61356

Donate Goods

Please call ahead if you have goods to donate.
You can view the Emergency Shelter needs list  by clicking the “Wish List” tab under How To Help.

Due to limited storage space in the shelter, we can no longer accept items that have not been pre-approved by a staff member.


If we cannot accept your donation, please consider the following options:

Large Items

Large furniture and appliance donations can be given to:

Tabitha’s Hands
New Hope Church
Princeton, IL 61356
(815) 875-1933

Pastor Ronda Hollars (815) 878-4719

Clothing, Toys, Housewares

All clothing, toys, housewares etc. can be donated to:
The Closet
2026 N. Main Street
Princeton, IL 61356
(815) 875-3145.

Clients of Freedom House who are in crisis are given free vouchers for needed items from The Closet.

Become a Volunteer!

To become a direct or non-direct service volunteer please call (815) 872-0087 and speak with the Volunteer Coordinator. You can also click the “Volunteers” tab under How to Help.
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Gender-Neutral / All-Inclusive
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