NAPERVILLE, Ill. – In recognition of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, state Rep. Janet Yang Rohr, D-Naperville, is highlighting resources for victims of domestic violence.
“Domestic violence affects the lives of millions of men and women across the country,” said Yang Rohr. “As Domestic Violence Awareness Month draws to a close, it’s important for survivors to know that they are not alone and are aware of the resources available to them.”
During her first year in office, Yang Rohr helped pass a balanced budget that includes millions of dollars to fund critical services that protect and help empower survivors of domestic violence. She also helped pass several new laws that will help build networks to aid survivors and take a hard look at what the state can do to prevent domestic violence, ensure survivors have the resources to keep their families safe and hold abusers accountable.
Local residents who may be or know someone who is a victim or survivor of domestic violence, can receive confidential support through one of the following free resources:
- Naperville Domestic Violence resource page at https://www.naperville.il.us/services/naperville-police-department/community-education-and-crime-prevention/domestic-violence-resources/
- DuPage County Domestic Violence Resource page at https://bit.ly/3BVQHI1
- Illinois Domestic Violence Help Line at 877-TO END DV (877-863-6338)
- National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-SAFE (800-799-7233) or the online chat service at org
“In Illinois, we are continuing to prioritize critical funding for domestic violence prevention efforts, but for the countless victims still suffering from abuse, we must do more,” said Yang Rohr. “I am committed to supporting meaningful legislation, resources and advocacy that will bring life-saving support to victims of domestic violence across the state.”