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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.

get helpHarbor House offers free and confidential comprehensive services to survivors of domestic violence and their children.

24-Hour Hotline: 815-932-5800

Chatline: Click Here

If you are in an emergency situation, call 911 and request police assistance.

If you answer yes to any of the questions below you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Contact our 24-hour hotline at 815-932-5800 if you are in immediate danger.

  • Are you being physically abused and beaten?
  • Are you being verbally abused, overwhelmed with unreasonable demands, and made to believe you can do nothing right?
  • Are you being isolated psychologically and socially?
  • Are you blaming yourself for the abuse?
  • Are you afraid to seek help?

Domestic violence includes teen dating violence.

Each domestic violence situation is different, but here are some helpful steps you can take now. The staff of Harbor House is here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you.

Call Harbor House at 815-932-5800 or click here to access our chatline and talk with a trained, caring professional. Harbor House can help you with its free and confidential services for adults and children who are living in a domestic violence relationship.

Work with a Harbor House staff member to develop your own safety plan.

You know your abuser better than anyone else. Use that knowledge to protect and help yourself.

Harbor House offers these free and confidential comprehensive services to survivors of domestic violence and their children:

  • 24-hour hotline: 815-932-5800
  • 24-hour chatline: click here
  • Crisis intervention
  • Emergency shelter
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Adult and youth counseling
  • Support and assistance with the court system
  • Case management
  • Information and referrals
  • Prevention and community presentations
  • And more, depending on your unique situation

Our staff understands that each domestic violence situation is different. At Harbor House, we tailor our services to your specific needs.