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Illinois Domestic Violence Hotline Community Partnerships

Improving Access to Safety

Since forming in 1998, the Hotline has partnered with Chicagoland gender-based violence direct service providers. In recent years, we have expanded our partnerships to better serve survivors in Illinois.

Safe Ride

In emergencies, the Hotline can connect survivors with safe rideshares to get to shelters, safe housing, the courthouse, and domestic violence-related medical appointments. In 2021, 806 adults, 435 children, and 12 pets received rides to safety through this partnership. We can accommodate those with language and mobility access needs as well as large families or pets.

All Chicago

Since 2019, the Hotline has partnered with the gender-based violence Coordinated Entry System Lead, which is currently All Chicago. Through this project, the Hotline’s Skilled Assessor meets survivors of domestic violence at shelters to assess them for housing insecurity and refers them to coordinated entry housing resources. As of May 2022, we have conducted 787 assessments and CSH has been able to house 494 clients.


At the Hotline, we work closely with Communities Partnering for Peace (CP4P). We receive email alerts about all shootings and homicides. In turn, we use our expertise on trauma and violence to safely connect victims and survivors with Crisis Responder agencies in their neighborhoods. We addressed 3766 cases in 2021.

Chicago Survivors

The Hotline collaborates with Chicago Survivors to address the needs of homicide victims’ surviving relatives when domestic violence is involved. We provide case consultation and referrals. In 2021, the Hotline responded to 924 cases.

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