A WORD ABOUT DOMESTIC ABUSE:
Domestic Abuse can happen to anyone at anytime. It is a systematic pattern of coercive behavior for the sole purpose of manipulating a partner in an intimate relationship. Domestic abuse can take many forms : Verbal, Emotional, Financial, Sexual, Physical, or Psychological control.
There are many resources and organizations out there to help women of abuse. These are some of the agencies that helped me.
National Domestic Violence Hotline :
If you are in an Emergency situation call 911
SHALVA has helped over 4,000 women since 1986 and is specifically certified by the State Of Illinois to provide Domestic Violence counseling.
SHALVA offers free confidential Domestic Abuse counseling services to the Chicago Community. SHALVA provides culturally sensitive services in a safe and caring environment.
Contact them @ 773-583-HOPE (4673)
Chicago. Illinois 60646-0375
24 Hour Hotline 847-221-5680 ( FOR HOUSING AND EMERGENCY SHELTER )
P.O. Box 95615
Palatine, Illinois 60095
ILLINOIS ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE-LISA MADIGAN
Chicago Main Office:
100 West Randolph Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Resources for LGBTQ Relationships
The Network / La Red Hotline:
For confidential support, information, and referrals to lesbian, bisexual, and transgender supportive resources
National Domestic Violence Hotline:
For crisis intervention and referral
Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project
The Network / La Red
Women Against Abuse Legal Center:
100 S Broad St. 5thFloor, M-F 9am-5pm
Legal representation, court advocacy, telephone counseling, referrals, victim’s compensation assistance
Congreso de Latinos Unidos:
For counseling & support for those affected by domestic violence
Lutheran Settlement House:
Individual/group counseling & support for survivors of domestic violence
Counseling and support groups for a variety of issues facing the LGBTQ community
Help May Be A Phone Call Away !!!!!!!!!!