Places that Help: Illinois
Included in this list are shelters and local programs that provide support, counseling, safety planning, and other services to victims of abuse. If you cannot get help from the organization nearest you, you might want to try calling one in a neighboring county. (Have a suggestion or correction? Contact us!)
Please note that we list the organizations by the town/city where the office is located – however, many offices serve multiple towns or cities. You can click the “View All” to look through the complete list of organizations. If you are looking for an attorney to represent you in court or to give you legal advice about your situation, go to our Finding a Lawyer page instead.
Mercer County Family Crisis Center
(309) 582-7233 (24 hours)
Mercer County Family Crisis Center provides crisis intervention to individuals who have been abused, battered, raped, or threatened. Their services include a 24-hour crisis hotline, supportive listening and advocacy, temporary shelter, information and referrals, counseling, and follow-up services.
Oasis Women's Center
Oasis Women's Center can provide counseling for adults and children, support groups, legal advocacy and other advocacy, shelter and other services for victims of domestic violence. Services are available to shelter and non-shelter residents. (There is no website available as of 6/2015.)
for domestic violence: 630-897-0080; for sexual assault: 630-897-8383
Provides a 24-hour hotline service for domestic violence and sexual assault, they also have an emergency shelter and can provide accommodations for pets. They have support services at three area hospitals and their legal advocates can help obtain orders of protection, transportation to court, and accompany you to court. They also have educational programs on preventing domestic violence and ongoing support for shelter residents and non-shelter resident clients.
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