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Resources for Domestic/Dating Violence Survivors

If you have been a victim of any form of gender-based violence (including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking) there are resources that can help.

 

Family Shelter
Service

605 E. Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 790-6600
https://www.metrofamily.org/fssofmfsd/

FSS offers:
  • 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline (630) 469-5650
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Support Groups
  • Individual and Group counseling for adults and children
  • Orders of Protection
  • Legal and court advocacy
  • Safety Planning
  • Case management/Connection to resources
  • Prevention Education

Arab American
Family Services

7000 W. 111th St. 

Worth, IL 60482
(708) 599-2237 http://arabamericanfamilyservices.org/domestic-violence-prevention-and-intervention-services/
The AAFS Speak Up Program offers:

  • 24-Hour Hotline (708) 945-7600
  • Safety Planning
  • Crisis Management
  • Individual and Group Counseling
  • Prevention Training
  • Legal and Court Advocacy
  • Employment Assistance
  • Education Assistance
  • Recource Connection and Case Management

Red Flags: Power and Control

There are many red flags that indicate an unhealthy and/or abusive relationship. Abuse is not only physical. The College Power and Control Wheel below is a tool developed by the Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Haven Project to identify some of the ways in which an individual can experience an unhealthy and/or abusive relationship in college. This tool was inspired by and adapted from the Domestic Abuse Intervention Project Power and Control Wheel.

 

Bernadette Ramsden, LSW
Violence Against Women Act Grant Coordinator
(630) 829-1326
bramsden@ben.edu

Tammy Sarver, Ph.D.
Title IX Coordinator
Professor, Political Science
Scholl Hall, Room 228L
(630) 829-6473
tsarver@ben.edu