Domestic Violence

FACT: One in three women and one in four men have been victims of domestic violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime. That’s over 10 million women and men in the U.S.

Domestic violence (DV) comes in many forms– physical, emotional, and psychological– with some more visible than others. Here at HACC, we believe in the strength of survivors.

HACC’s domestic violence program provides a safe space for survivors to receive support services to free themselves from abuse, regain confidence, build relationship skills, and find healing.

HACC provides:

  • Case management
  • Counseling
  • Court advocacy

The program also serves children of DV survivors in the program. Families participate in education and support groups and receive individualized services according to their needs.

I want to know more!

Please email Kessa Frantz at kfrantz@howardarea.org or visit Howard Area Community Center at 7648 N. Paulina St., Chicago IL (walking distance from the Howard red line train stop).

I need help. Who can I call immediately?

You can call the City of Chicago or State of Illinois domestic violence hotline(s).

City of Chicago Division on Domestic Violence 
Phone: 1.877.863.6338

*Information, Options, Counseling, Legal, and Shelter Services
Toll-Free. 24-hour. Confidential. Multilingual.

Illinois Department of Human Services Domestic Violence Helpline:
Phone: 1.877.863.6338 (Voice)