Victim Witness and Domestic Violence Services

Victim Resources

Automated Victim Notification/ 866-566-8439
(provides victim notification of a defendant’s release
from custody and court dates)

Catholic Charities/Daybreak Center 815-723-3405
(emergency & transitional housing, support services)

Childhood Trauma and Treatment 800-216-1110
Program (Bolingbrook)
(for child survivors of sexual abuse between the ages of 4-17,
Provided at no cost under certain eligibility requirements)

Court Appointed Special Advocate 815-730-7072
(advocates for children in abuse/neglect cases)

Crime Victim Compensation 800-228-3368
(Illinois Attorney General’s Office Program, victims of violent
crimes may be eligible for reimbursement of certain out of pocket
expenses related to crime)

Crisis Line of Will County (Joliet) 815-722-3344
(provides information & referral services,
counseling, suicide prevention & intervention)

Crisis Line of Grundy County 815-942-6611

Crisis Line of Bolingbrook 630-759-4555

Crisis Line of Frankfort 815-469-6166

Crisis Line of Mokena 708-479-1399

Crisis Line of New Lenox 815-485-7366

Crisis Line of Peotone 708-258-3333

Crisis Line of Wilmington 815-476-6969

Illinois Dept. of Human Services 815-740-5350
(may provide temporary income assistance,
food stamps and/or medical assistance)

Family Counseling Center/New Lenox 815-462-4273
Joliet location 815-722-4384
(an affiliate of Trinity Services, children and adults, individual
and group counseling, English and Spanish, private Ins,
Medicaid, sliding fee scale)

Groundwork Program (GACS) 815-729-1228
24-hour Hotline
(crisis intervention, emergency shelter,
advocacy and counseling services, all services free)

Lamb’s Fold Center for Women & 815-723-5262
Children – Trinity Services
(provides transitional shelter for women
with support services)

Orders of Protection Help Desk 815-740-8064
(Will County Circuit Clerk’s Office ~ 8:30am-4: 30 pm)
(14 West Jefferson Street, Joliet, IL 60432)

Praire State Legal Services 815-727-5123
(provides help with Orders of Protection and other civil legal services for qualifying victims)

Reclaim13 24-hour hotline 312-462-3306
(mentoring program serves survivors of sexual abuse, exploitation and trafficking of all ages, Cherish House – safe house – for ages 10-17, no fee)

Sexual Assault Services Center 815-730-8984
24-hour Hotline (GACS)
(offers counseling, advocacy, and support to
victims of sexual assault, all services free)

Stepping Stones 815-744-4555
(provides alcohol and substance abuse counseling)

Victims Legal Advice Line (toll-free) 844-388-7757
(legal advice line for DV/SA survivors)

Will County State’s Attorney’s Office 815-727-8453
(57 N. Ottawa Street, Joliet, IL 60432) (mainline)

Will County State’s Attorney’s Office
Victim Witness Services 815-740-8079
(provides support services for crime victims
and witnesses)

Will County Children’s Advocacy Center 815-774-4565
(Interviews children who have been a victim of or witness
to violent crimes with a child-sensitive approach, provides
counseling and support services at no fee)

Workforce Services – Will County 815-727-4444
(provides online job listings, workshops,
resume assistance and job training)

Area Domestic Violence Shelters
Will County Area

Groundwork (Joliet) 815-729-1228
(shelter, counseling)

Harbor House (Kankakee) 815-932-5800
(shelter, counseling)

Alternatives to Domestic Violence 815-673-1555
(Streator) 24-hour Hotline 800-892-3375

Mutual Ground (Aurora) 630-897-0080
(shelter, counseling, no fee)

Family Shelter Service 630-469-5650
(Downers Grove – shelter | Downers Grove and Wheaton – counseling, no fee))

South Suburban Family Shelter 708-798-7737
(Homewood) 24-Hotline 708-335-3028 (counseling, shelter referrals, emergency shelter only, no fee)

Crisis Center for South Suburbia 708-429-7233
(Tinley Park) (TTY) 708-429-7284
(shelter, counseling)

Chicago Area Resources

Access Living 312-640-2100
(provides court advocacy, non-residential social
services, and social services for those with

Apna-Ghar 773-334-4663
(provides holistic services and conducts outreach
and advocacy across immigrant communities to
end gender violence)

Between Friends 800-603-4357
(provides court advocacy, counseling, and support

Bobby E. Wright Comprehensive 773-722-7900
Behavioral Health Center

Center on Halsted Anti-Violence 773-871-2273
(provides counseling, support services, and advocacy
for the LGBTQ community)

Chicago Hearing Society 773-248-9121 Video Phone: 773-904-0154
(provides Court advocacy, non-residential social
services for deaf and hard-of-hearing victims)

Chicago Legal Clinic 773-731-1762
(provides community-based legal services and
education to the underserved and disadvantaged in
the Chicago area, free or sliding fee scale/low cost)

Constance Morris House 708-485-5254
(provides court advocacy, crisis intervention, shelter,
counseling, services provided at no fee)

Family Rescue 773-375-8400
(provides shelter, housing assistance, (TTY) 773-375-8774 counseling, legal advocacy, support services)

Gads Hill Center 312-226-0963
(early childhood education, youth programs, family
support services, mental health services)

House of the Good Shepherd 773-935-3434
(non-emergency shelter for women with children or
who are pregnant that provides support services)

Illinois 24-hour Domestic Violence 877-863-6338

Korean American Women in Need 773-583-0880
(transitional housing for DV/SA survivors in immigrant
communities, legal advocacy, support group, support services)

Legal Aid Chicago 312-341-1070
(Formely LAF)
(provides free legal assistance to people living in
Chicago and suburban Cook County)

Center for Disability and Elder Law 312-376-1880
(provides free legal services to Cook County low-income
seniors and adults with disabilities)

Life Span 312-408-1210
(legal assistance inlcuding immigration representation to DV/SA survivors, counseling for adults and children, no fee)

Mujeres Latinas En Accion

24-hour Domestic Violence hotline 312-738-5258

24-hour Sexual Assault hotline 888-293-2080

(provides free legal services to Cook County low-income
seniors and adults with disabilities)

Neopolitan Lighthouse 24-hour hotline 773-722-0005
(shelter for women & children, counseling, legal advocacy, support services)

Center for Disability and Elder Law 312-376-1880
(provides free legal services to Cook County low-income
seniors and adults with disabilities)

Polish American Association 773-282-8206
(28 programs and services providing comprehensivw support services, immigration services, cousneling, domestic violence and crime victim services)

Sarah’s Inn 24-hour hotline 708-386-4225
(crisis line, emotional support, safety planning, individual and group counseling, legal advocacy, no fee)

Shalva (Jewish Family Services) 773-583-4673
(24-hour hotline, individual and group counseling for DV survivors, legal assistance, financial assistance, no fee)

Restoration Ministries – Tabitha House 708-333-3370
(Christian-training residential program for women overcoming addiction, counseling, court advocacy, job and life training, no fee)

Indiana area resources

St. Jude House 219-662-7066
24-hour crisis line 800-254-1286
(shelter for DV/SA survivors and their children)

Middle Way House – 24-hour crisis line 812-336-0846
(shelter, services for survivors of domestic violence,
Sexual violence and human trafficking)

Alternatives, Inc. – 24-hour crisis line 866-593-9999
(shelter, court advocacy, children’s programs, support
services, serving six counties, no fee)