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Illinois Domestic Violence Hotline


877-863-6338 (877-TO END DV)

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Our DV Hotline provides crisis safety planning and referrals to emergency housing and support services to victims of domestic violence in Illinois. In addition, Victim Information Resource Advocates can provide information and local resources to concerned family and friends.

The Hotline is funded through a collaborative funding model with the City of Chicago’s Department of Family and Support Services.

The Network: Advocating Against Domestic Violence established an Emergency Crisis Fund for survivors of Domestic Violence to address critical gaps in the safety net for survivors. At this time, we do not have any funding available for emergency assistance. We are always working to raise additional funds. If you submit an application, you will be put on a waitlist and notified once funding becomes available.

The Fund will prioritize supports for survivors where no other funding is applicable. Examples of supports include, but are not limited to: one months rental assistance, educational and social supports for e-learning for clients in shelter or community emergency housing, diapers, basic necessities, supports for incarcerated survivors, emergency bill payments to remain in housing, or transportation. Other requests will be considered.

If you or a survivor is in need of emergency funding due to domestic violence you can submit the application below via email to Emergency@The-Network.org or mail to The Network, 1 E. Wacker Dr., Suite 1630, Chicago, IL 60601 or fax: (312)527-0733

You have the right to access our services regardless of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, socioeconomic status, marital status, language, or physical, mental, or sensory ability. 

If you believe that you have been discriminated against, you may file a complaint with The Network by emailing apyron@the-network.org. The Network is a grantee of federal funds. As a result, you can also file a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights at https://www.hhs.gov/ocr/index.html. You may also notify the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority’s Civil Rights Officer (CRO) at 312-793-8550.

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