Escape (Esc)
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
24-HOUR HOTLINE:
(815)729-1228
ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES
(866) 800-1409
SEXUAL ASSAULT
24-HOUR HOTLINE:
(815) 730-8984
Guardian Angel Community Services

Groundwork Domestic Violence Program

Where Victims Become Survivors

Central to Groundwork’s mission is the conviction that survivors have a right; to realize their human dignity; to regain control of their lives; to develop renewed ways of living that promote harmony and well-being within their families; to exercise their legal rights with and through the support of an informed community.

Groundwork Provides:

  • 24-hour Confidential Hotline
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Individual Counseling for Adults & Children *English & Spanish
  • Group Counseling for Adults & Children *English & Spanish
  • Domestic Violence Education Program (for survivors referred from child welfare or legal system) *English & Spanish
  • Legal Advocacy at the Will and Grundy Courthouses
  • Medical Advocacy at Will and Grundy area hospitals and emergency departments
  • Prevention Education
  • Community Presentations

All services are free and confidential. No income or insurance necessary. Services are available regardless of immigration status.

For more information or to initiate services, please call the 24-hour hotline at 815-729-1228.

For services in Spanish, please call 815-729-0930 ex 1439.

If you are in immediate danger, please dial 9-1-1 .

For more information please contact Amirrah Abou-Youssef, Program Manager at (815) 729-0930 ext. 1429 or aabou-youssef@gacsprograms.org

   

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24-Hour Hotline Number: (815) 729-1228.