You are not alone in this—help is within reach.
If you feel you are in immediate danger, please call 911 as soon as possible.
Find a Service Provider Near You
If you are not in immediate danger, call your local domestic violence victim service agency—you can find the provider closest to you by using the map below. You can also browse the full list of providers in Illinois and search for your county by using the button below.
All of the listed providers operate a 24/7 confidential phone line, where you will find trained advocates ready to listen—you do not have to go through this alone. They can provide you support, information, and resources. They can also talk to you about safety planning, child custody laws, orders of protection, and more.
Other 24/7 Options for Help
Illinois Domestic Violence Hotline
You may also call the Illinois Domestic Violence hotline. This 24-hour hotline is toll free and confidential. They can give you referrals to a shelter or other services close to you.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
(La Línea Nacional sobre Violencia Doméstica)
If you aren’t currently in Illinois, you can reach out for help through this 24-hour national hotline. You’ll be put in touch with a trained advocate who is ready to listen, and can help connect you to resources from states outside Illinois.
National Domestic Violence Hotline Live Chat
If you don’t feel safe or comfortable speaking aloud over the phone, the National Domestic Violence Hotline also operates an online chat service. Use the link below to discreetly chat with a national advocate.
*Please note: If you are concerned that your personal devices are being monitored by your abuser, please use the chat service from a non-personal device, like a library or campus computer.
Get Help From ICADV
ICADV does not provide direct service or operate a 24-hour phone line, but we are happy to help point you in the right direction for services or provide information for yourself or a loved one.
You may call our office at +1-217-789-2830 (Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST), or reach out to us online by clicking the button below.
If you are a client or employee of an ICADV-funded agency and feel your civil rights have been violated, you may choose to file a written complaint to ICADV using this form.
Is This Abuse?
Sometimes it can be hard to judge if what we’re going through is abuse. We have a few guides linked below to help you understand what domestic violence looks like in its many forms.
And if you have any questions about your partner or how they’re treating you, the advocates via the hotline numbers above are also available to help you talk through it.
Learn tips on what you should consider when making a safety plan for yourself and your children.
Virtual Legal Clinic
Learn more about how you could receive a free consultation from legal counsel via online technologies.
Learn more about how to protect yourself from being monitored via your electronic devices.
Batterer’s Intervention Resources
Locate batterer intervention services in Illinois.