ROMEOVILLE, Ill. – State Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, is highlighting state and national resources available to survivors of domestic violence during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

“The sad reality is that home is not always a safe place for every resident in our community,” said Manley. “During this already stressful, scary time, women and children that are victims of domestic violence are at greater risk of harm as the governor’s stay at home order extends until the end of the month, forcing them to be in constant closer proximity to their abuser.”

If you or someone you know is in need of help, Manley is urging the use of the following free resources that are available 24 hours per day, seven days per week:
• The Center for Prevention of Abuse at 800-559-SAFE (800-559-7233)
• The Illinois Domestic Violence Help Line at 877-TO END DV (877-863-6338)
• The National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-SAFE (800-799-7233) or with online chat service at
• The National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline at 866-331-9474, by texting loveis to 25222, or with online chat service at
• The National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800-656-HOPE (800-656-4673) or with online chat service at

“During this uncertain time when some organizations have had to shut their doors, many resources are still operational and available to help survivors. Residents that feel safe to do so can also call 911 on someone else’s behalf,” continued Manley. “I want survivors to know that our community stands with them, and there are many resources available to help them during this time.”

For more information, please contact Manley’s constituent service office at 815-725-2741 or

Rep. Natalie ManleyRep. Natalie Manley


Assistant Majority Leader

98th District
Springfield Office:
109 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-3316

District Office:
1050 W. Romeo Rd.
Suite 101
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 725-2741