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Domestic Violence


Pillars Community Health offers a domestic violence shelter, legal advocacy, counseling, and other services for survivors of domestic violence and their children. Call now: 708-485-5254

Note: The Domestic Violence Safety Exit (red button at bottom right) is designed to help you quickly exit this page if you are currently in danger. If your abuser is in the room, hit the red button at any time you feel unsafe. The button will automatically send you to another website (such as CNN or Weather.com).

What Is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is a pattern of coercive behavior that one person exercises over another to gain power and control. This behavior may include physical violence, sexual abuse, emotional and psychological intimidation, verbal abuse and threats, stalking, isolation from friends and family, economic control, and destruction of personal property. Domestic violence affects people of all ages, income levels, faiths, and education levels.

Does someone you love…

  • Embarrass you with bad names and put-downs?
  • Act in ways that scare you?
  • Demand to know who you talk to or where you go?
  • Stop you from talking to friends and family?
  • Punch walls or destroy your property?
  • Threaten to hurt you?
  • Put his hands on you in anger (slapping, grabbing, pushing)?

If so, reach out to Pillars Community Health for help. You can call our 24-hour domestic violence crisis hotline at 708-485-5254 for assistance.

Domestic Violence Services

For more than 30 years, Pillars Community Health has provided the safety and resources so that people affected by domestic violence can empower themselves to rebuild their lives.

Services include:

  • A confidential 24-hour domestic violence hotline
  • Crisis intervention
  • Constance Morris House, our domestic violence shelter
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Legal advocacy
  • Links to ongoing support services such as emergency financial assistance and housing programs
  • Community education and prevention
  • Services provided in English and Spanish

All services are available to both residential and non-residential adults and children at no cost.

Find Help for Domestic Violence

Call our 24-hour domestic violence crisis hotline at 708-485-5254 for assistance.

October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Show your support for victims and survivors each October by wearing a purple ribbon. The purple ribbon conveys a powerful message that there is no place for domestic violence in homes, neighborhoods, workplaces or schools.

Learn about activities planned to recognize this important awareness month in our events calendar.

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iconLearn more about Constance Morris House and our domestic violence programming on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/PillarsCommunityHealth.