Domestic Violence

Family Strength

Center for Prevention of Abuse
720 W. Joan Ct.
Peoria, IL  61614

PO Box 3855
Peoria, IL  61612

24-hour Crisis Line 1-800-559-SAFE(7233)
Hot Line 309-691-4111

The Pekin (C.F.P.A.) Office
125 N. Parkway Drive
Pekin, IL  61554
(309) 477-3066

Woodford County Courthouse
115 N. Main Street
Eureka, IL  61530
(309) 467-7345
(When an advocate is not present, please call (309) 477-3066)

All three counties offer individual & support group meeting for adults and children affected by domestic violence, sexual assult, and elder abuse.  Trained caseworkers and therapists look forward to confidentially serving their communities.

Important Numbers
Order Protection Office:  672-6074
Peoria County Sheriff:  672-6040
Peoria County Jail:  697-7841
State's Attorney Office:  672-6900
Prairie State Legal:  1-800-322-2280
Domestic Violence Shelter:  691-0551
Family Justice Center:  676-4280
Non-emergency Peoria Police Department:  673-4521

Order of Protection Office:  Tazewell - 346-6645
Order of Protection Office:  Woodford - 467-3212

Peoria Support Groups
Mondays:  LGBT Support Group 5:30-7:00p
Wednesdays:  Economic Empowerment Group 6:00-7:30p
Thursdays:  Educational Support Groups  6:30-8:00p
Saturdays:  Art as a Healing Tool Group  10:30a-12:p

To schedule an intake or if you have any questions or concerns, contact Audrey at (309) 698-2874, 691-0551 or 1-(800)559-7233 ext 216.

Domestic Violence Services (309)691-0551 - Drop-ins welcome
Sexual Assault/Abuse Services (309)691-0551
Prevention Education for Youth (309)691-0551
Batterers Intervention Program (309)698-2874 - Call ahead to complete intake interview on phone.

Provides Safety and support to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.  Provides intervention services to perpetrators of domestic violence.

Domestic Violence Hotline


Illinois Domestic Violence Help Line
1-877-TO-END DV
Housing Rights if you are a victim of domestic or sexual violence
under a new Illinois Law call the SAFE HAMES ACT YOU CAN ...
            end your lease early
         change your locks
you are required to provide evidence.
Call for help.
Land of Lincoln Legal Help            800-252-8629
Prairie State Legal Services         800-531-7057
Domestic Violencr Assistance      217-789-2830
Sexual Assault Assistance            217-753-4117

Tazewell County House of Hope/Carol House
PO Box 1155
Pekin, IL  61555-1155

888-628-7512 HOTLINE

309-353-6993 FAX

Provides emergency housing to female victims of domestic violence and their children while offering services to break the cycle of violce.  Works to empower victims to break the cycle of domestic violence.

Partial list of services.
    Emergency Shelter
    Assistance in finding safe and suitable housing
    Assistance in seeking employment
    Support Groups
    Referrals to Tazewell County Agencies
    Trained staff to break cycle of violence

Heartline and Hearthouse Inc.
Woodford County

300 Reagan Drive
Eureka, IL  61530

Heartline 309-467-6101
Heart House 309-467-6103

Heart House is a homeless and domestic abuse shelter for women and children.  A secure shelter with total privacy ensured.  The shelter can be used by residents of Woodford County and the city limits of Washington.

Tazewell County Children's Advocacy Center
341 Buena Vista Street
Pekin, IL  61554-4227
309-347-6189 FAX

128 N. Main
Eureka, IL  61530
Satellite Center

Services offered to advocate for children impacted by child sexual abuse and serious physical abuse cases.  Comprehensive services for child victims of sexual abuse and physical abuse. Victim sensitive interviews, court preparation, referrals and linkage with crisis counseling, medical examinations, shelter and orders of protection.

Pediatric Resource Center
Linda Simkins

The National Center for Victims of Crime
is it abuse? or dating violence


Knox County
Safe Harbor Family Crisis Center
309-343-7233 (SAFE)
Public Safety Building
Knox County State's Attorney
Prairie State Legal Services
* Note - lines are busy, call early and often

Domestic Violence Information Center

Operated by Feminist Majority Foundation, provides facts and statistices, hotline information and phone numbers, copy of Violence Against Women Act of 1994 with additional links to other domestic violence and sexual assaults sites.

Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence
691 South 11th Street
Springfield, IL  62703

Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault


Domestic Violence Help Line

National Violence Against Women

National Sexual Assault - Rape, Abuse & Incest Nat'l Netweork

Illinois NOW LEF
P O Box474
Springfield, IL  62705

Responds to requests for information and help when a woman is experiencing divorce, domestic violence, discrimination and other problems.

U.S. Government Health & Human Services Administration for Children & Families

This site provides links to related web-sites and fact sheets.  Topics include domestic violence, community services, cild welfare and others.

Friends of Battered Women and Their Children

Peoria's Children
PO Box 3855
Peoria, IL  61612


FAX 309-686-6628

Peoria County Sheriff's Office
Victim Witness Program

301 Maxwell Road
Peoria, IL  61604


FAX 309-697-3734

Provides support, crisis intervention, hospital and court advocacy and referral service to violent crime victims.

Illinois Department of Human Rights
Springfield Regional Office
Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL  62701

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Federal Building, Room 234
536 South Clark Street
Room 930-A
Chicago, IL  60605

Women In Need Growing Strong

Women's Law

Family Violence