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Help For Victims of Domestic Violence in Chicago

Updated on May 31, 2013

Who Can Be A Victim of Domestic Violence?

Anyone including the following people;

  • Straight
  • Bi
  • Gay
  • Lesbians
  • White
  • African American
  • Asians
  • Hispanics
  • Young
  • Old
  • Rich
  • Poor
  • Middle Income
  • Married
  • Divorced
  • Living Together
  • Separated
  • Friends
  • Jewish
  • Christians
  • Muslim
  • Catholics
  • Aethists
  • Smart
  • Handicapped
  • Students
  • Teachers
  • Administrators
  • Bosses
  • Employees
  • Employers
  • Pastors
  • Parishioners
  • Children
  • Co-workers
  • Family Members
  • Neighbors

Abuse knows no race, religion, salary or education. Anyone can be abused. Don't think just because you are not "one of them" or live there, like that, etc that you can't or are not being abused, you can be. If so, seek help immediately. Domestic Violence can be deadly.

Domestic Violence Is Illegal

Although domestic violence is often physical, it doesn't have to be. It can be emotional, psychological, sexual and even financial.

Any behavior that doesn't make you feel good like; hitting, threatening, wounding, manipulating, blaming, injuring or hurting are examples of domestic abuse.

Seek help if your partner, spouse, lover, friend, or any person you should be able to trust does any of the following;

  • abuse you verbally by calling you bad names
  • keep you away from your family and friends
  • don't give you money
  • threaten to hurt you physically
  • harm or attack you physically
  • sexual assault you
  • stalk or intimidate you
  • make you afraid to say or do anything wrong?

If so you may be a victim of domestic violence, but don't fear help is available to you. If you are afraid for your life call the National Domestic Violence Hotline right now at 1-800-799-7233 or call 911.

If you are not in danger review and call the resources and services that are available to help you in the Chicago area in this hub.

Services for Victims of Domestic Abuse

Help is available and may include any or all of the following services:

  • Emergency Financial Service
  • Shelter
  • A Safe House
  • Legal Advocacy
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Personal Advocacy
  • Information and Referral
  • Telephone Contacts
  • Criminal Justice Support Advocacy
  • Assistance in Filing Out Compensation Claims

Domestic Violence Services in Chicago, IL

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Name of Agency  
City of Chicago for Dept. of Family and Support Services Ph: (312) 746-9137
Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women's Network Ph: (312) 750-0730
Cook County 118 N. Clark St.Room 517 Ph: (312) 603-6400
Cook County Cook County State's Attorney's Office 118 N. Clark St. Ph: (312) 603-1814
Cook County on behalf of The Cook County SAO Ph: (312) 603-1841
Cook County State's Attorney's Office (Cook County) 118 N. Clark St. Ph: (312) 603-6400
Heartland Human Care Services, Inc. Ph: (312) 660-1422
Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan chicago Ph: (312) 347-8327
Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago Ph: (321) 341-1070
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority 300 W. AdamsSuite 200 Ph: (312) 793-8599
Jane Addams Hull House Association Ph: (312) 906-8600
Metropolitan Family Services Ph: (312) 325-9176
Mujeres Latinas En Accion Ph: (773) 890-7676
St. Pius V Parish Ph: (312) 226-6161
Center on Halsted Ph: (773) 472-6469
Children's Memorial Hospital 2300 Children's Plaza Ph: (773) 880-4000
Chicago, City of Department of Family and Support Services Ph: (312) 746-7304
City of Chicago Dept. of Family and Support Services Ph: (312) 746-9137
Rainbow House Ph: (773) 521-1815
Howard Area Community Center 7648 N. Paulina Ph: (773) 262-6622
Metropolitan Family Services Ph: 773-884-3310 Fax: 773-884-0003 TTY: 773-884-0005
Apna Ghar, Inc. Ph: (773) 334-0173
Circle Family Healthcare Network, Inc. Ph: (773) 379-1000
Sarah's Inn 5846 W. Madison Ph: (708) 386-3305
Korean American Women In Need Ph: (773) 583-1392
Between Friends Ph: (773) 274-5232
Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) Ph: 312-913-7396 Ph: 312-742-8500 Fax: 312-913-7397


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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Violence is shouldn't be tolerated well informed and something that shouldn't be taken lightly.

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      Princess Clark 

      5 years ago from The DMV

      You're very welcome. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Denise W Anderson 

      5 years ago from Bismarck, North Dakota

      Thanks for helping bring awareness to the tragedy of abuse.


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