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.
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.
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.
- Safety Check Guide - Learn about Apple's Safety Check and how to quickly stop sharing your personal information with anyone.
- iPhone Emergency Services - Learn how to make quick calls for help and alert emergency contacts.
- AirPods, AirTag, and Find My Network Accessories - Learn about alerts from unwanted tracking devices.
- Tracker Detect App - Compatible with Apple's Find My Network, The Tracker Detect App allows you to look for unwanted tracking devices.
- Personal Safety Guide - Learn more about Apple's extensive features that can be tracked and how to disable them.
Banana Bread Help
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.
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.
Trans Lifeline (877) 565-8860
Support for transgender individuals.
The Trevor Project
Support for LGBTQ+ youth ages 24 and under.
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.
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.
Illinois Helpline for Opioids and Other Substances (833) 234-6343 or text “HELP” to 833234
Substance use and opioid use support.
Veterans Crisis Line (800) 656-4673
For veterans and those concerned about them.