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 Join us for one of two FREE informational sessions by the Training Institute For Strangulation Prevention. The Institute provides the most current and up-to-date curriculum on strangulation crimes specifically designed for police, prosecutors, medical professionals, dispatchers, and advocates handling domestic violence and sexual assault cases. This course is offered on both March 12th AND March 13th from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Credit is available for Training Mandates, CEUs, and PDs. Lunch is provided!



 Kankakee Army Aviation Support Facility
3200 Justice Way, Kankakee 

March 12, 2024
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

LAW ENFORCEMENT REGISTRATION     Non Law Enforcement Registration

March 13, 2024
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.





Join Harbor House, Still I Rise, and our proud partners at the Spring Fling Family Fair! 

This FREE, indoor event will include games, activities, food, prizes, community resources, and more. Live entertainment will include performances from Jeronimo Speaks, Ben One, and Tocarra as well as music by DJ Swoope. With fun for every age, this is an event you won’t want to miss!



March 23, 2024
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kankakee Valley Park District Civic Auditorium
803 S 8th Ave, Kankakee



 To celebrate Women’s History Month, Harbor House and our friends at Clove Alliance and the LGBTQ Network invite you to join us for a FREE screening of Barbie on March 27th at 6 p.m.


Participants will enjoy a free movie, popcorn, drink, prizes, and more! No registration is required and dress-up is encouraged.


 March 27, 2024
6 p.m.

Paramount Theater
213 N Schuyler Ave
Kankakee, IL

 Through this comprehensive training, Participants will gain knowledge that is fundamental in addressing domestic violence, supporting survivors, and bettering our community. Volunteers will gain certification that allows them to:

  • Volunteer with the hotline, in the emergency shelters, or with client activities
  • Learn how to help survivors with whom they come into contact
  • Assist in increasing awareness through Harbor House advocacy tables


20 hours will be virtual, self-paced modules to be completed independently. In-person sessions (totaling 20 hours) start the week of Monday, April 2 with participants meeting every Tuesday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 5:30 to 8 p.m. for 4 weeks. Dinner is provided.

 As a special promotion, this training and certification will be offered for FREE ($50 deposit, refundable after training completion). CEUs for 20 contact hours are available for an additional $30.


To learn more, emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Registration is limited and applications are due March 4.

Join the movement to end the domestic violence epidemic in Kankakee and Iroquois Counties!

Ve la información de la Comisión Comunitaria Contra la Violencia Doméstica aquí.


Domestic violence is one of the most prevalent crimes in Kankakee and Iroquois Counties. Domestic violence is not a family problem; it is everyone's problem. The primary purpose of the Commission is to activate the community to join the movement against domestic violence in order to create safer, stronger neighborhoods.


Commission members will develop prevention, outreach and training strategies that will increase domestic violence awareness, connect survivors to Harbor House services, and, ultimately, reduce violence in our communities. At meetings, members will also receive brief, domestic violence training on various topics to empower them in their work.


This is for anyone interested in getting to work to address the domestic violence epidemic in Kankakee and Iroquois Counties.


The Commission meets monthly on the third Thursday of every month. Register at the link below to attend the next meeting!

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 For more information, call 815-932-5814 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

View the flyer in English here y en español aquí.