Domestic Violence Resources

At NSLAC, we are deeply committed to linking survivors to trusted domestic violence resources and reliable support. Explore our list of domestic violence resources, carefully designed to assist survivors. Find local resources HERE.

Identifying Abuse  

For more information on the different kinds of abuse as well as identifying warning signs, please visit thehotline.org. If you need to exit the page safely, there is a red ‘X’ in the corner of the screen. Information is also available in Spanish.  

Love Is Respect offers 24/7 information, support, and advocacy to young people between the ages of 13 and 26 who have questions or concerns about their romantic relationships. They also offer support to concerned friends and family members, teachers, counselors, and other service providers through the same free and confidential services via phone, text, and live chat. Click HERE to learn more.

Banana Bread

Do you or someone you know need help, but need to access information in a more discreet manner? Check out BananaBreadHelp.com. This special banana bread recipe includes important information about domestic violence and informational videos including knowing the signs of domestic violence, how to get help, and the intersection of domestic violence with immigration and housing. No one should live in fear or danger. The North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic is here to help. For questions please be in touch at info@NSLegalAid.org or (847) 737-4042. 

Safety Planning Resources

Apple Safety Check Plan 

Working towards our mission to provide access to justice for those most in need, NSLAC believes it is important for all individuals to know the safety measures they can take using their phones. We are so thankful to Apple for providing us with further education on their Apple Safety Check features to share with the public. 

Find additional Apple safety resources HERE

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Emergency Hotlines  

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assualt 

Illinois Domestic Violence Hotline (877) 863-6338

This 24-hour hotline provides survivors of domestic violence with crisis safety planning and referrals to emergency housing and support services throughout Illinois. 

National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN) (800) 656-4673 

National anti-sexual violence organization and hotline.  

LGBTQIA+

Trans Lifeline (877) 565-8860 

Support for transgender individuals.  

The Trevor Project  

Support for LGBTQ+ youth ages 24 and under.  

Mental Health

988 Suicide and Crisis Hotline – Dial “988”

24-hour hotline with free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.

Crisis Textline Text “NAMI” to 741721 

24-hour text message support for those in crisis. 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-8255 

Support and crisis resources for yourself or someone else.  

Protective Services

Adult Protective Services (866) 800-1409  

24-hour hotline to report suspected abuse, exploitation, or neglect of an order or disabled person.  

Department of Child and Family Services (800) 252-2873 

24-hour hotline to report suspected abuse or neglect of a child.  

Substance Abuse

Illinois Helpline for Opioids and Other Substances (833) 234-6343 or text “HELP” to 833234 

Substance use and opioid use support.  

Veteran

Veterans Crisis Line (800) 656-4673 

For veterans and those concerned about them.