Advocates throughout the state are providing services to survivors of domestic violence and their children, day in and day out. Services range from domestic violence educaiton, to counseling and emotional support, to assistance seeking legal protections under the Illinois Domestic Violence Act, to assistance increasing a survivor's economic sufficiency, emergency shelter, and transitional housing among other things.
Each survivor has a story, a unique story.
Through the voice of the survivors healing from domestic violence every day and advocates helping those survivors first hand, we have compiled these stories to share.
SURVIVORS HAVE SPOKEN - "From The Front Lines: Survivor and Provider Perspectives On Illinois Domestic Violence Assistance gaps and Action Initiatives."
Read more about what they said in ICADV's report summarizing a three year assessment of the lack of supports available to survivors and our plan for communities to better meet those needs.