🎗In Their Own Words: DV 101

Throughout our Domestic Violence Awareness Month blog series, you will hear about domestic violence from various individuals, each with a unique perspective and experience. This week, in their own words, we hear from Vickie, Kristen, Becky, and Karlene. Thank you to our contributing writers for sharing.    “Every year during the month of October, Domestic …

One Mission, One Voice

Welcome back to ICADV’s blog! As we relaunch, we are taking the opportunity to discuss our tagline – “One Mission, One Voice” and what it means within this Coalition and within the move to end violence here in Illinois. The Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV/ILCADV) was founded in 1978, the same year the National …

Fear – That’s Why

Why doesn’t she just leave? In my many years of gender based anti-violence work, I have heard this question a zillion times.  Everyone asks it. Most of us assume if someone we love hits us we would just turn and walk out the door, never to engage this person again. But the reality is that …