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If you think you have been abused or assaulted, help is a phone call away.

Local and national help for domestic abuse

Illinois Department of Human Services - Domestic Violence Victim Services: (877) TO END DV (877-863-6338) or (877) 863-6339 (TTY)

YWCA Evanston/Northshore

  • 24-Hour Domestic Violence Crisis Line: (877) 718-1868/24 horas línea de crisis: (847) 864-8780.
  • Mary Lou's Place: Domestic violence shelter for women and their children.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

Local and national help for sexual assault

Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault offers a searchable directory for a hotline in your area. Or see a full list of agencies by Illinois county.

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network - National Sexual Assault Hotline:

Find legal help

Your local legal aid program may be able to help you with protecting yourself and your family by getting a protective order, enforcing a court order, appealing housing, and benefit denials, dealing with immigration issues, getting guardianship, and more.

Find out if there is a free legal aid program in your area that can help you by answering a few questions online.

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