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DuPage County Information for Victims of Domestic Violence

DuPage County Information for Victims of Domestic Violence

Are You a Victim of Domestic Violence?

  1. If you are in an emergency or need to report domestic abuse, call 911.
  2. Do you need a safe place to stay or emergency services for your family? For Emergency Shelter contact the Family Shelter Service 24-Hour Hotline (630) 469-5650 Services are free and confidential.

Was the Abuser Charged with a Criminal Offense?

  1. Yes, you can contact the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office at (630) 407-8010 for victim information and to obtain a criminal protective order. Begin the process on-line
  2. For more information on how the State's Attorney's Office assist victims when an abuser is charged, follow this link: Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence.

Do You Need Protection Against a Family or Household Member, Current or Former Spouse/Dating Partner or Personal Caregiver?

  1. If the abuser WAS charged with a criminal offense, contact the DuPage State’s Attorney’s Office (630) 407-8010 for a criminal protective order. See above.
  2. If the abuser was NOT charged with a criminal offense, then contact a Court Advocate at Family Shelter Service (630) 469-5650 for assistance with a civil order of protection. Services are free and confidential.
  3. Begin the process.

Are you a Victim 60 years of age or older OR a person with a disability between the ages of 18-59 who cannot report for themselves?

  1. Contact Adult Protective Services (APS) 24 Hour Hotline: (866) 800-1409.
  2. APS investigates suspected physical and sexual abuse; neglect; financial exploitation.
  3. APS can also assist with an Order of Protection.

Are you a Victim of Sexual Abuse/Violence?

  1. If you need immediate crisis intervention, contact YWCA Metropolitan Chicago Sexual Violence Support Services anonymously through their 24/7 Confidential Hotline at (888) 293-2080. Texting also available from 9am-5pm.
  2. If you need assistance with a Civil No Contact Order against someone who has sexually assaulted you, call an advocate at (630) 790-6600 ext. 4311 to answer any questions. An advocate can help you fill out form, accompany you to court to complete the form in-person, and provide support. You may, also, begin the process on-line.
  3. Get information on how the YWCA assists survivors and non-offending significant others of sexual abuse/violence.

Are you in need of emotional supportive services, case management and safety planning, or do need to talk to someone confidentiality about your abusive situation?

  1. Individual, group and children’s services are available. Services are free, confidential and can be reported anonymously at Family Shelter Services or call (630) 469-5650.

Do you need assistance with a teen who is in crisis who has run away, been locked out of their home, beyond the control of parents and in immediate physical danger or are homeless without their parents?

Contact the DuPage Comprehensive Community-Based Youth Service Organization where you live:

  • North East DuPage Family Youth Services provides crisis intervention for Addison, Bartlett, Bensenville, Burr Ridge, Elmhurst, Glendale Heights, Hinsdale, Itasca, Lemont, Oak Brook, Oak Brook Terrace, villa Park, Wood Dale.
  • 360 Youth Services provides crisis intervention for Aurora, Bolingbrook, Clarendon Hills, Darien, Downers Grove, Lisle, Naperville, Westmont and Woodridge.
  • Wheaton Youth Outreach provides crisis intervention for Bloomindale, Carol Stream, Glen Ellyn, Hanover Park, Lombard, Roselle, Warrenville, Wayne, West Chicago, Wheaton, and Winfield.

Are you a victim of abuse and want a secure space to document your abuse?

The Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit is an empowerment tool and free resource for victims of abuse. With just a username, password and internet access, victims can document their stories and upload evidence in a secure space giving them power and control over their situation. 

Have you ever traded sex in exchange for money or survival - by choice or against your will?

Naomi's House exists to help every woman who has suffered from commercial sexual exploitation find freedom, healing, and a fresh start. Our services are comprehensive and tailored to your needs and goals. We do this through our drop-in center (Reset), day programming and independent living programming (Rise) and our residential program (Reside). Whether you're curious about qualifications or ready to start your healing journey, text or call us at (630) 480-1697.

Has he ever forced you to have sex when you did not wish to do so?

Reclaim13 works with survivors sexually victimized as children because this crime leads to a vulnerability for all forms of relational violence, including domestic/partner violence. Reclaim13 operates a 24/7 crisis hotline (312) 462-3306 available to assist individuals in crisis and in need of safety. Our programs are all designed to bring safety and healing to victims and survivors within a compassionate community.

In addition to our crisis hotline, anyone may contact us via our information line (630) 209-4554.

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