Resources for Victims of Violence
Child Abuse Hotline, Department of Child and Family Services, Illinois
You should call the child abuse hotline whenever you believe that a person who is caring for the child, who lives with the child, or who works with or around children has caused injury or harm or put the child at risk of physical injury as defined in the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline
The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides callers with crisis intervention, information about domestic violence and referrals to local programs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in many languages.
School Violence Tipline, Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Illinois State Police, Illinois Parent/Teacher Association
Students who hear about impending violence at school often want to intervene, but are unsure of what to do. While the best way to prevent violence is to inform a trusted adult, students can now report threats of violence anonymously to the statewide, toll-free School Violence Tipline.
Illinois Department on Aging
Elder Abuse and Neglect Program services are available throughout Illinois. Program legislation directs the Department on Aging to administer an intervention program in response to reports of alleged elder abuse, neglect and exploitation of older people who live at home.
Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline
Free, confidential service 24 hours a day. Sexual assault (rape) is a crime – an act of violence that is a conscious decision by the offender. If it happens to your or someone you know, remember: it is never the victim’s fault; call the police; talk to someone you can trust; no one has the right to physically, verbally, or sexually abuse you.