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SPRINGFIELD - State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign) praised Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Human Services' (IDHS) $1.2 million plan to increase services for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors during the COVID-19 crisis. 
“The extension of the Stay at Home Order may make domestic violence victims and survivors increasingly vulnerable,” Bennett said. “Expanding these services is the right thing to do and I commend the governor and the department’s commitment to ensure access to these vital services.”
The funds will go toward expanding the Domestic Violence Helpline at 1-877-TO END DV (1-877-863-6338 voice or 1-877-863-6339 TTY) to connect survivors to a shelter.
IDHS is also working with the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence to establish an emergency fund to support local providers with assistance needs related to COVID-19.
In addition, domestic violence prevention and intervention providers will receive a three-month advance of their current grant to support continuations of services and respond to the needs of domestic violence survivors.
“If you or someone you know may be experiencing domestic violence, please utilize these resources for help,” Bennett said.
Survivors may contact their local domestic violence program for assistance at:
  • RACES, Urbana: For immediate support please call the crisis hotline at 217-384-4444.
  • Courage Connection, Champaign: Please call the Domestic Violence Hotline at 217-384-4390 or 877-384-4390.
  • Crosspoint Human Services, Danville: Please call the Domestic Violence Hotline at 888-549-1800.
  • Survivor Resource Center, Danville: Please call the Sexual Assault Hotline at 866-617-3224.

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