The Family Peace Center is a multi-agency, multi-disciplinary co-located service center in Rockford, Ill., that provides services to victims of inter-personal violence. Both public and private partner agencies assign staff on a full-time or part-time basis to provide services from one location. Here are our service providers:
Rockford Sexual Assault Counseling
Rockford Sexual Assault Counseling provides comprehensive services to survivors of sexual assault and abuse, age three to adult and their significant others. Services include 24-hour crisis intervention and medical advocacy, legal advocacy, counseling, prevention education and professional training. All services are free and confidential. For more information, visit www.rockfordsexualassaultcounseling.org or call (815) 636-9811.
Remedies Renewing Lives
Remedies Renewing Lives Domestic Violence Program provides 24-hour emergency shelter and hotline services. All domestic violence program services for survivors of domestic violence are free and confidential. For more information, call (815) 962-6102 or visit www.remediesrenewinglives.org.
Carrie Lynn Children’s Center
The Carrie Lynn Children’s Center strives to reduce any potential trauma that could be experienced by child victims by improving the efficiency of the systems that respond to allegations of child sexual abuse and severe physical abuse. The multidisciplinary team approach utilized by the Center minimizes the number of times that a child must talk about the abuse and surrounds the victim with immediate support/services. For more information, visit https://carrie-lynn.org/.
Children’s Safe Harbor
Children’s Safe Harbor provides safe child exchange and supervised visitation services free of charge. Individuals interested in agency services can be referred by the court, an agency or self-request. For more information, visit childrenssafeharbor.net or call (815) 316-7772.
The Civil Justice Clinic of Northern Illinois University College of Law (NIU) engages in client-centered lawyering on behalf of senior citizens and survivors who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and elder abuse. NIU law students, who have a special law license from the Illinois Supreme Court, provide free legal services to eligible clients under the supervision of their NIU clinical professor, who is an Illinois licensed attorney. For more information, visit https://www.niu.edu/law/academics/experiential-learning/clinical/civil%20-justice-clinic.shtml.
Rockford Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (RAASE)
RAASE seeks to end the demand for sexually exploited individuals through preventative measures, survivor protection, accountability of violators, and community engagement. For more information, visit https://raase.net/page/2/mission–vision.
Prairie State Legal Services (PSLS)
Prairie State Legal Services (PSLS) offers legal help without charge to help victims of domestic violence to be safe and to provide for their basic human needs. The organization also helps low income residents and older adults in a variety of legal issues that may present barriers to adequate housing, government benefits, utility services, appropriate education for children, and other matters. Go to www.pslegal.org for more information or call 815-965-2902.
Rockford Police Department
The Domestic Violence Unit of the Rockford Police Department investigates reports of domestic violence and abuse and assists in the prosecution of persons suspected of domestic violence and abuse. The unit also works toward the prevention of these crimes by combining its efforts with the efforts of victims, victim support and education agencies and the community. For more information, call (779) 500-6636.
Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office
The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office protects lives, property and ensures peace in Winnebago County. For more information, visit http://www.winnebagosheriff.com/
Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office
The Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office serves the interests of the People of Winnebago County by seeking justice for victims and survivors of family violence, holding offenders accountable while restoring hope and peace for families in our community. For more information, visit http://wincoil.us/departments/states-attorney/.
Youth Services Network (YSN) provides many services to children, adults, and families in our community. Their services include counseling, play therapy, case management, employment training, tutoring, mentoring, recreation, life skills, and homeless services. All staff are trained in trauma treatment models, cultural diversity, and program-specific requirements. For more information, visit www.ysnkids.com or call (815) 986-1947.