2.0 Getting Help
126.96.36.199. National Domestic Violence Hotline, 1.800.799.SAFE (7233) (Link)
188.8.131.52. Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), 1.800.656.HOPE (4673) (Link)
184.108.40.206. National Trafficking Hotline, 1.888.373.7888 (Link)
220.127.116.11. Love is Respect, National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline 1.866.331.9474, 1.866.331.8453 TTY You can also chat live online with a trained Peer Advocate from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. (CST) daily (Link)
18.104.22.168. Illinois Domestic Violence Hotline, 1.877.863.6338 (Link)
2.0.2. Service Agencies
22.214.171.124. Agencies and Additional Information (PDF)
126.96.36.199. Agencies Statewide (PDF)
188.8.131.52. Catholic Charities Domestic Violence Services – Various Locations. Please call 1.312.655.7725
184.108.40.206. Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network – Chicago: Downtown (Link)
220.127.116.11. Connections for Abused Women and Their Children – Chicago (Link)
18.104.22.168. Family Rescue – Chicago: Downtown & South Side (Link)
22.214.171.124. Apna Ghar – Chicago: North Side (Link)
126.96.36.199. Between Friends – Chicago: North Side (Link)
188.8.131.52. House of the Good Shepherd – Chicago: North Side (Link)
184.108.40.206. KAN-WIN – Chicago: North Side & NW Suburbs (Link)
220.127.116.11. Hope Family Services – Chicago: Pilsen (Link)
18.104.22.168. Mujeres Latinas en Accion – Chicago: Near South Side & Western Suburbs, (Link)
22.214.171.124. A New Direction – Chicago: Beverly & Morgan Park (Link)
126.96.36.199. WINGS – Suburbs & Chicago (Link)
188.8.131.52. Sarah’s Inn – Oak Park (Link)
184.108.40.206. Pillars – La Grange, Berwyn, Hickory Hills, Hodgkins, Summit, & Western Springs (Link)
220.127.116.11. Life Span – Des Plaines (Link)
18.104.22.168. Barrington Youth and Family Services – Barrington (Link)
22.214.171.124. A Safe Place – Zion (Link)
126.96.36.199. Turning Point – Woodstock (Link)
188.8.131.52. Crisis Center for South Suburbia – Tinley Park (Link)
184.108.40.206. South Suburban Family Shelter – South Suburbs (Link)
2.1. Setting Up a Domestic Violence Ministry
2.1.1. Ministry Starter Kit (PDF)
220.127.116.11. Forming a DV Ministry - Fr. Chuck (Spanish)
18.104.22.168. Forming a DV Ministry - Letter from Fr. Chuck (PDF)
22.214.171.124. Steps to Forming a Domestic Violence Ministry (PDF)
126.96.36.199. Ministry Models 2018 (PDF)
188.8.131.52. Domestic Violence Background Reading (PDF)
184.108.40.206. Setting Up a DV Ministry – An Example (PDF)
220.127.116.11. DV Ministry Milestones: Lists awareness, services and prevention activities (.xls)
2.1.2. Ministry Mentor Guidelines – This document outlines how a parish ministry mentor works with a new parish domestic violence ministry. (PDF)
2.1.3. Guidelines for DV Support Group Facilitators (Word)
2.1.4. Training Requirements: Domestic Violence Workers (Word)
2.1.5. Domestic Violence Training Domestic Violence Ministry Training is a four-hour seminar designed for parishes that are developing an active domestic violence ministry. Training is offered in English and Spanish. Please see 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124. for the seminar training documents.
Domestic Violence Parish Staff Training is a 90-minute seminar designed for parish leadership. This seminar is especially important for pastors, priests, deacons, principals, directors of religious education and other staff members who may come in contact with domestic violence victims, witnesses to domestic violence (children) and abusers. Please see 126.96.36.199 for the seminar training document.
188.8.131.52. Domestic Violence Ministry Training – English (.pptx)
Training takes place on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It allows ample time for an examination of the issues and discussion.
184.108.40.206. Domestic Violence Ministry Training - Spanish (.pptx)
220.127.116.11. Domestic Violence Staff Training - English (.pptx) Training takes place on weekdays at the convenience of the staff.
Training goals are:
- Establish an intellectual and emotional basis for understanding and ministering to domestic violence victims and witnesses and for dealing with abusers.
- Recognize that prevention is a critical component of an effective domestic violence ministry.
- Provide sound information, good reference materials, and useful resources.
First-person accounts of domestic violence experiences are an integral part of our training seminars.
18.104.22.168. First Person Account: Leslie Morgan Steiner (Link)
22.214.171.124. First Person Account: Nicci’s Story (Link)
126.96.36.199. First Person Accounts “Sin by Silence,” available for purchase at here.
188.8.131.52. First Person Accounts: Why Do Women Stay in Domestic Violence Relationships? (Watch Video)
For additional information please contact Jan Burdulis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2.1.6. 40-hour, 20-hour, and Other Training – Site Locations (Link)
2.1.7. Incoming Calls to Parish (Word)
2.1.8. Insurance Program for Parish Volunteers from Archdiocese of Chicago (PDF)
2.1.9. Domestic Violence Handout – Used for educating various ministries within a parish.
2.1.10. Point of Contact Card – For use in women’s restrooms only.
2.2. Speaking Out in Your Parish
Weekend and daily liturgies provide a unique opportunity to reach victims, perpetrators, and witnesses to domestic violence. Many are reluctant to speak out but speak out we must.
2.2.1. Homily on Domestic Violence by Father Chuck Dahm – English (PDF)
2.2.2. Homily on Domestic Violence by Father Chuck Dahm – Spanish (PDF)
2.2.3. Homily on Domestic Violence by Father Chuck Dahm – Polish (PDF)
2.2.4. Reflection on Domestic Violence by Sr. Valerie Kulbacki (PDF)
2.3. Catholic Bishops’ Position on Domestic Violence
“As pastors of the Catholic Church in the United States, we state as clearly and strongly as we can that violence against women, inside or outside the home, is never justified. Violence in any form — physical, sexual, psychological, or verbal — is sinful; often, it is a crime as well.” The document below details the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) position.
2.3.1. When I Call for Help: A Pastoral Response To Domestic Violence Against Women, USCCB (Link)
2.3.2. “When I Call for Help,” USCCB, PowerPoint (.ppt)