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Services

Shelter

The Shelter is a place of safety and respite for adults and children who are experiencing domestic abuse. The shelter is staffed 24 hours a day and provides not only the basic necessities for its residents but also support services. The shelter is accessible on a walk-in basis at 302 S. Union, Decatur, and through the 24-hour telephone hotline: 217.423.2238. 

Counseling and Support Groups

Individual and group counseling is provided to adult and child residential/non-residential clients.   Check the calendar for support groups time.  An intake is necessary before attendance at any group meeting.

Legal Advocacy

Legal advocacy is an integral part of the Domestic Violence Program. Staff members assist victims of domestic violence in obtaining Orders of Protection, as well as their legal options. Legal Advocates are available to accompany the victims as they maneuver their way through the court system.  A Victim's Advocate is also located in the Macon County Building.

Children's Services

Children receive specialized services such as individual and group counseling. Support and nurturing are importance components of Dove's children's program.  

Referral

The Domestic Violence Program is a cooperative member of the social service community. When necessary, staff refer clients to other agencies or groups for wrap around services.

Education

Domestic Violence Program staff provide the community with education, training, workshops and seminars about domestic violence issues on a regular ongoing basis.  The Domestic Violence Education and Volunteer Training is currently being offered in the Spring and Fall.  Watch the volunteer page for dates and time of the next training.

 

 

If you are in danger, please:

Call 911

Call Dove - 217-423-2238

or call

The National Domestic Violence Hotline - (800) 799-SAFE


Help - Hotlines

(collect calls are accepted)

DeWitt County 217-935-6072
Macon County 217-423-2238
Moultrie County 217-728-9334

Shelby County

Piatt County

217-774-4888

217-762-2122

TTY Line 217-428-6559

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