Human Dignity and Solidarity

Domestic Violence Outreach

In an emergency, dial 911 or call the National Domestic Violence 24-Hour Hotline at 800.799.7233 or 800.787.3224 TTY for counseling assistance. Visit for more information. In Illinois call 877.863.6338. Visit for more information.



Archbishop Cupich
Fr. Chuck Dahm - Homily on Domestic Violence 

Homily on Domestic Violence by Father Chuck Dahm – English (PDF) Spanish (PDF) Polish (PDF)

Catholic Bishops’ Position (Link)
Fr. Chuck Dahm – The Catholic Response to Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence in the First Person

Leslie Morgan Steiner’s Story
Could you graduate from Harvard and not recognize that you are an abused woman? 
Private Violence Presents:Why we stayed
Why Do Women Stay in Domestic Violence Relationships?
Fr. Jerry Boland Speaks on the Impact of Developing a DV Ministry
When You Preach, Remember Me
This video provides insights for homilists.
Domestic Violence Traps

“I didn’t know it was abuse.”

“I thought I could fix it.”

“I didn’t tell anyone.”