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Everyone has the right to be safe in their intimate partner relationship.

Thinking and talking about intimate partner abuse can feel overwhelming. It is a major problem and we need to work on it together to make real change. The good news is we can all be advocates for survivors of intimate partner abuse.  So, what can one person do?


It starts with the small step of believing the stories of survivors, and then committing to learning more about the problems they and their children are facing . Here are some resources to get you started NOW!


We have the opportunity every day to be an advocate just by talking with others. It’s in these one-on-one discussions that real social change starts happening.

There are so many ways to make your voice heard on issues of domestic violence in our community:

Have another idea? Get in touch and let us know.


Voice your support for survivors by calling or emailing your local, state and federal lawmakers. Even if you’re not calling about specific legislation, you can tell them that protecting survivors of intimate partner abuse through strong and safe policy is important to you. You can always mention the Illinois Domestic Violence Act when speaking to your state reps or discuss continued funding of the Violence Against Women Act when talking with representatives in Washington, D.C.

You can find the names and contact information for your elected representatives here.