EMERGENCY RESOURCES

If you are in immediate danger please call 911

 

DEKALB COUNTY RESOURCES

Emergency Shelters:

Hope Haven: 

(815) 758-5765

1145 Rushmore Dr. 

Dekalb, IL 60115

Safe Passage:

(815) 756-5228

Counseling: 

DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau

(815) 748-2010

Family Service Agency: 

(815) 758-8616

KANE COUNTY RESOURCES

Emergency Shelters: 

-Pads of Elgin Inc. 

(847) 608-9744

1730 Berkley St. 

Elgin, IL 60123

-Community Crisis Center: 

(847) 742-4088

Elgin, IL 60121

-Mutual Ground, Inc. 

Aurora, IL 60506

Hotline: (630) 897-0080

-Hessed House

(630)897-2156

659 S. River St.

Aurora, IL 60506

-Family Shelter Service

(630) 469-5650

605 E. Roosevelt Rd. 

Wheaton, IL 60187


-The Harbour

(847) 297-8540

1440 Renaissance Dr. 

Park Ridge, IL 60068


-BEDS Plus Care

(708) 354-0858

150 S. Ashland Ave. 

LaGrange, IL 60525


-Lazarus House

(630) 587-2144

St. Charles, IL 60174


-Wayside Cross Ministries

Wayside Center

(847) 695-4405

Elgin, IL 60123


-Public Action to Deliver Shelter

(630) 897-2156

Aurora, IL 60506

Counseling: 

-Ecker Center for Mental Health

(847) 695-0484


-Family Counseling Service

(630) 844-2662

MCHENRY COUNTY RESOURCES: 

Emergency Shelters: 

-Home of the Sparrow

(815) 271-5444

4209 W. Shamrock Ln. 

Mchenry, IL 60050

-McHenry County PADS

(815) 344-1230

1411 Kishwaukee Valley Rd.

Woodstock, IL 60098

-Pioneer Center

(815) 344-5270

4510 W. Ponca St. 

McHenry, IL 60050

-Turning Point

(815) 338-8081

11019 US-14

Woodstock, IL 60098

Counseling

-Pioneer Center for Human Services

(815) 344-1230

-McHenry Community Health Center

(815) 363-9900

OGLE & WINNEBAGO COUNTY RESOURCES:

Emergency Shelters: 

-HOPE of Ogle County

(815) 562-8890

-Rockford Rescue Mission

(815) 965-5332

715 W. State St. 

Rockford, IL 61102

-Remedies

(815) 962-6102

Rockford, IL 61102

Counseling: 

-Sinnissippi Centers

(815) 732-3157

125 S. 4th St. 

Oregon, IL 

-Rosecrance Ware Center

(855) 751-4348

2704 N. Main St. 

Rockford, IL 61103

-Rosecrance Mulberry Center

(844) 711-5106

605 Mulberry St. 

Rockford, IL 61103

LEE & KENDALL COUNTY RESOURCES: 

Emergency Shelters: 

-Rochelle Rescue Mission

(815) 561-2731

805 W. Lincoln Ave. 

Rochelle, IL 61068

-PADS Homeless Shelter

(815) 288-6818

805 W. 1st Street

Dixon, IL 61021

-YWCA of the Sauk Valley

(815) 626-7277

Sterling, IL 61081

-Twin City PADS Homeless Shelter

(815) 626-2210

111 Wahl Rd. 

Sterling, IL 61081

Counseling: 

-Sinnissippi Centers

(815) 284-6611

325 IL-2

Dixon, IL 61081

(815) 625-0013

2611 Woodlawn Rd. 

Sterling, IL 61081

-Centennial Counseling Center

(815) 786-8606

207 E. Church Rd. 

Sandwich, IL 60548

ADDITIONAL WEBSITE RESOURCES

DARKNESS TO LIGHT

STOP IT NOW

JOYFUL HEART FOUNDATION

LAUREN'S KIDS

THE NATIONAL CHILD TRAUMATIC STRESS NETWORK

RAPE, ABUSE & INCEST NATIONAL NETWORK

ERIN'S LAW

DEKALB COUNTY CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTER

CAMP CEDAR ILLINOIS INC.

 

ADDITIONAL BOOK RESOURCES

 

THE COURAGE TO HEAL

A GUIDE FOR WOMEN SURVIVORS OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE

"Through moving first-person narratives, [The Courage to Heal] illustrates how to come to terms with the past and work constructively towards the future... compassionate and supportive." -Library Journal

Bass, Ellen, and Laura Davis. The Courage to Heal: a Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse: 20th Anniversary Edition. Collins, 2008.
ISBN: 978-0-06-128433-5

THE BODY KEEPS SCORE

BRAIN, MIND, AND BODY IN THE HEALING OF TRAUMA

"A pioneering researcher transforms our understanding of trauma and offers a bold new paradigm for healing"

List BodyA., Van der Kolk Bessel. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma. Penguin Books, 2015.
ISBN: 978-0-14-312774-1

THE CREAKING ON THE STAIRS:

FINDING FAITH IN GOD THROUGH CHILDHOOD ABUSE (BIOGRAPHY)

"This is a book that has no easy answers and will offer none. This is a book that tries to get behind the tough questions of why God permits such abuses to occur in this world. Using his own story of childhood abuse, Mez McConnell tells us about a God who is just, sovereign and loving. A good father who knows the pain of rejection and abuse, who hates evil, who can bring hope even in the darkest place."

McConnell, Mez. The Creaking on the Stairs: Finding Faith in God through Childhood Abuse. Christian Focus Publications Ltd, 2019.
ISBN: 978-1-5271-0441-9

NO MORE HURTING

LIFE BEYOND SEXUAL ABUSE

"This book is a thoroughly Christian response to issues surrounding sexual abuse and shouts that there is LIFE after abuse. It is a frank look at a complex situation that affects more people than we would want to believe. It shows how to deal with many of the symptoms that those who have been abused are likely to suffer."

Purdie, Gwen. No More Hurting: Life beyond Sexual Abuse. Christian Focus, 2004. ISBN: 978-1857926798

Bibliography

1. “Child Sexual Abuse Statistics.” Darkness to Light, www.d2l.org/the-issue/statistics/.
2. “Children and Teens: Statistics.” RAINN, 2020, www.rainn.org/statistics/children-and-teens.
3. “Facts and Stats.” Lauren's Kids, laurenskids.org/awareness/about-faqs/facts-and-stats/.
4. “Home.” Erin's Law, 2020, www.erinslaw.org/.
5. National Center for Victims of Crime. “Child Sexual Abuse Statistics.” Child Sexual Abuse Statistics, National Center for Victims of Crime, 2011, victimsofcrime.org/media/reporting-on-child-sexual-abuse/child-sexual-abuse-statistics.