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If you are in danger, please call Harbor House at 815-932-5800 or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or TTY for the Deaf 1-800-787-3224.


Join us in September for 40-hour Domestic Violence Training! 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

 Virtual, self-paced modules (totaling 20 hours) will be completed independently prior to the first in-person session. In-person sessions (totaling 20 hours) start the week of Monday, Sept 2 with Week 1 being Wednesday from 5:30 to 8:30 pm and Thursday 5:30 pm to 8 pm. Weeks 2-4 will be Mondays 5:30 to 8:30 pm and Wednesdays 5:30 to 8 pm. All in-person sessions are held at the Harbor House Administrative Facility in Kankakee. Dinner is provided!

Cost for this training is $100 (refundable after 20 volunteer hours). 20 contact hours (CEUs) available upon request 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 July 29.



Join Harbor House and our friends at the Watseka Public Library for our Little Spot of Emotions workshop! We will have a story time featuring the highly acclaimed book series "Little SPOT of Emotional Regulation" by Diane Alber. This series is an excellent resource for teaching children about emotions, self-regulation, and peaceful conflict resolution, aligning perfectly with our mission. Following story time, kids can enjoy crafts, giveaways and more! Free to attend and no registration is required!



 July 31, 2024
10 a.m.

Watseka Public Library
201 S 4th Street
Watseka, IL


Harbor House is excited to invite you to our FREE Family Bingo event at the Watseka Family Festival! Bring your family and friends for a chance to win 2 free tickets to see Tracy Lawrence in concert that evening and enjoy a wonderful day together. Bingo cards are on us!

 August 24, 2024
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

American Legion
968 S 4th Street
Watseka, IL


This year marks Harbor House’s 45th anniversary. To mark this amazing milestone, we are hosting Harbor House’s 45th Anniversary Gala: A Celebration of Resilience and Growth presented by Riverside Medical Center. 

This momentous event will gather purple-cladded supporters for a festive night of dinner, fellowship, and honoring the legacy of Harbor House and its bright future. 

We invite you to participate in this festive occasion and contribute to efforts to empower survivors of domestic violence.



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.