Programs and Services

Voices of Gratitude


"Bit by bit, I am healing. I never could have come so far alone."

- Casey, age 32


"Our new home is beautiful and peaceful. A dream come true for my family."

- Susan, age 41


"The people at A Safe Place treat this like a calling, and not a job. They care so much about me that they feel like family and friends."

- Tim, age 50


"I thought I had nowhere to go. And then I found A Safe Place, my true shelter in the storm."

- Pamela, age 26


"Before we got here, being quiet was the only way to be safe. Now, I can say what I'm thinking or feeling. I found my voice."

- Jordan, age 14

Transforming Lives in 2017


adults and children served and impacted by our mission

Adults and children received services such as crisis intervention, safe shelter, individual and group counseling, courthouse advocacy, safe family visitations, and prevention education.


nights of safe housing

Women and children received safe housing at our 40-unit transitional and permanent housing facility with access to on-site counseling, advocacy, and life-skills education.


nights of emergency shelter

227 adults and children stayed overnight at the 35-bed emergency shelter and were provided with food, clothing, and other necessities while also getting assistance with community resources.


life-saving orders of protection

Victims received assistance in filing orders of protection at the 19th Circuit Courthouse in Waukegan while staff and volunteers stood beside them in court for encouragement.


crisis line calls

Staff and trained volunteers answered phone calls 24/7 in English and Spanish for victims in crisis or concerned family members seeking information.


safe custody exchanges

The Family Visitation Center provided 210 children of domestic violence a safe environment for supervised visitations and monitored custody exchanges.

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