Domestic Violence Resources
Many programs and resources exist to help Domestic Abuse victims and survivors. If you, or someone you know, struggles with domestic violence issues, please feel free to contact the Palos Heights Police Department to discuss possibilities and resources available. Below are just a few of the available resources that may be able to help.
Crisis Center for South Suburbia
The Crisis Center for South Suburbia is a non-profit community organization that provides emergency shelter and other essential services for individuals and families victimized by domestic violence, while addressing the societal issues that contribute to domestic violence. For more on the Crisis Center for South Suburbia, check out their informational flyer (PDF), or visit their Crisis Center for South Suburbia website.
All Our Children’s Advocacy Center
All Our Children’s Advocacy Center is dedicated to serving the needs of children and families who are affected by the trauma of abuse, while enhancing the community’s response to the problem. Our goal is to lessen the trauma a child often faces during a sexual abuse investigation while enhancing the efforts of prosecutors, child protective services, and law enforcement agencies. For more information, visit the All Our Children’s Advocacy Center website.
When you think of domestic abuse, physical or verbal assault are probably the first things that come to mind. Unfortunately, financial abuse is often overlooked, even though it occurs in 99% of all domestic violence cases. The effects of financial abuse can last for years or even decades after victims escape abusive relationships. For information on financial aspects of domestic violence and tips for survivors on moving forward financially, see BankRate.com’s article on "Starting over: How to rebuild your finances after escaping a financially abusive relationship."
Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence
The Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence is a not for profit, membership organization that works to eliminate violence against women and their children by promoting the eradication of domestic violence throughout Illinois; ensuring the safety of survivors, their access to services, and their freedom of choice; holding abusers accountable for the violence they perpetrate; and encouraging the development of victim-sensitive laws, policies, and procedures across all systems that impact survivors. For more information, visit the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence website.
Illinois Department of Human Services
For more information about the toll-free State of Illinois Domestic Violence Help Line (877) 863-6338 and other domestic violence resources offered by IDHS, please visit the Illinois Department of Human Services Domestic Violence Victim Services website. IDHS also offers an Illinois Domestic Violence Agency Listing.