Domestic Violence Victim Services

Helping Families. Supporting Communities. Empowering Individuals.

Need Help Now?

Domestic Violence Helpline: 

  • 1-877-TO END DV or 1-877-863-6338 (Voice)
  • 1-877-863-6339 (TTY)

The hotline is toll free, confidential, multilingual, and open 24-hour.

What is the purpose of this service?

Domestic violence programs located throughout Illinois provide safety assistance to victims of domestic violence.

Who can receive these services?

Services are free and private.

They are available regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, income, disability, or sexual orientation.

You do not have to leave the abuser or your home to get help.

The Helpline Operator or the Local Agency will decide what services will assist you from the program at either the first meeting or via the telephone call.

To locate a Domestic Violence Center, visit:  Domestic Violence Agency Listing 
The list identifies a center or agency in a near by city or surrounding area as well as the local hotline number(s).

What services are offered?

Services include:

  • a 24-hour crisis hotline that provides:

    • support
    • information
    • referral
  • counseling
  • safety planning
  • legal advocacy
  • children's services
  • temporary food and housing
  • teaching people about domestic violence and problems that come with domestic violence
  • reaching out to people who are victims of domestic violence
  • teaching people domestic violence is NOT OK
  • teaching youth in school how to identify and avoid domestic violence
    • What is Domestic Violence and what can be done to avoid it?
  • working with police and law enforcement to better protect victims and their families

Programs may also provide:

  • Emergency medical care
  • Emergency transportation
  • Employment assistance
  • Educational assistance
  • Childcare

How to apply?

Contact a local domestic violence center/agency in your city for assistance and services:

Additional Information:

Chicago Domestic Violence Information Website

DHS Office Locator

DHS Help Line

  • 1-800-843-6154
  • 1-800-447-6404 TTY