Groups -- Physical and Emotional Abuse

Domestic Violence

Champaign

Domestic Abuse Survivor Group (2016 F,P)
Abusive relationships can be complicated. The Domestic Abuse Survivor Group focuses on providing education about healthy relationships, abuse dynamics, and encouraging the group to be supportive to one another. This support group is for anyone experiencing domestic violence. Meets 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. Please call or email for meeting times and location.
Call: 217-239-5346
Email:
Local Website: courageconnection.org

Friends and Family of Domestic Violence Victims Support Group (2016 F P/L)
This group is intended for friends and families 16 years of age and older who have loved ones who are in, or have been in an abusive relationship. Family and friends will learn about the complicated dynamics of domestic violence and how they can support their loved one. Additionally, family and friends will get support as the repercussions of domestic violence affect them as well. Contact Courage Connection at the email address below to RSVP. Meets 1st and 3rd Monday of every month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at 1304 E. Main St., Urbana.
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Email:
Local Website: courageconnection.org

Women's Support Group (1991 F,P)
This group is sponsored by the Women's Resources Center. It is open to University of Illinois women, ages 18 to 25, who have been recent victims of sexual assault or dating abuse. Discussions focus on the issues of fear, shame, trust, disclosure, relationships, options, and resources. The primary purpose is to expand peer and community support and to increase individual skills in recovery. Call for meeting time and location.
Call: Pat Morey or Molly McLay (217) 333-3137
Email: -
Local Website: oiir.illinois.edu/womens-center
Write: Pat Morey, Women's Resources Center, 703 S. Wright St., 2nd fl., Champaign, IL 61820

Macon

Domestic Violence Support Group (2016 F,P)
This support group is for victims of domestic violence to learn about the dynamics around domestic violence, types of abuse, cycle of abuse, safety planning, legal rights for victims of domestic violence and the effects domestic violence has on children. Shelter, individual and group counseling, information and referral, legal advocacy and other advocacy services are provided. Meets Wed., 10:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. at 302 S. Union, Decatur.
Call: (217) 423-2238
Email:
Local Website: www.doveinc.org
Write: 302 S. Union St., Decatur, IL 62522

Dove Domestic Violence Women's Support Group (1986 F,P/L)
This group offers support, safety, and self-help for women who are victims of domestic violence and their children. Child care is provided. Children attend Children's Group while parent is in adult group. Meets Tues., 5:30-7:00 p.m., 302 S. Union St., Decatur.
Call: Teri Ducy, Decatur Crisis Hotline (217) 423-2238
Email:
Local Website: doveinc.org

McLean

Dads For Dads (2004 F,P/L)
This support group is for any father wanting to grow in his parenting role. It provides an opportunity to meet other dedicated fathers in a confidential and understanding atmosphere. The group discusses various helpful topics, issues, solutions, and resources. Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday, 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Children's Home and Aid, 403 S. State St., Bloomington. Light meal and referrals to other services provided. Child care is available by reservation.
Call: Earl Kloppman (309) 808-9066
Email:
Local Website: childrenshomeandaid.org
Write: Children's Home + Aid, 403 S. State St., Bloomington, IL 61701

Latina Women's Group (2003 A,P/L)
This group is a supportive environment for mothers and their children. A children's program runs while mothers meet. The group is held in Spanish. Este es un grupo de apoyo para las madres y sus ninos. Hay un programa y cuidado para los ninos durante el reunion de las madres. El grupo se conduce en espaƱol. El grupo se reune todos los viernes a las 6:30-9:00 de la noche. Meets Fri., 6:30-8:00 p.m., Western Avenue Community Center, 600 N. Western, Bloomington.
Call: Llame: Liz Acevedo-Alstum (309) 262-6608 or (309) 829-4807
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Write: Liz Acevedo-Alstum, 809 N. School St., Normal, IL 61761

The Butterfly Project (2009 F,P/L)
This group is for women and their children who have experienced, or are currently involved in some form of domestic violence. Meets Thurs., 5:30-7:00 p.m., Healthy Start House, 1119 E. Taylor, Bloomington. Childcare and light meal provided.
Call: Earl Kloppman: (309) 808-9066
Email:
Local Website: childrenshomeandaid.org
Write: Children's Home + Aid, 403 S. State St., Bloomington, IL 61701