24-Hour Hotline: 309-827-7070

Our 24-Hour Hotline is available to support victims of domestic violence and the community. Our Hotline Advocates provide crisis counseling, support, and referrals to our outreach programs and other community resources.

 

Emergency Shelter Services

The Neville House is a 24 hour emergency shelter that provides safety and support for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. We also have an offsite shelter for male victims of domestic violence. Our hotline advocates are available 24 hours a day to assess victims for eligibility.

 

Free Individual Counseling

Our program provides free and confidential counseling to victims of domestic violence. Our therapist works with men and women, as well as facilitating our educational groups.

 

Support Groups

Group sessions are offered on a weekly basis, with a children's support group for children ages 6-12 that runs concurrently. Throughout the year we offer a 6 week education for empowerment group, as well as pattern changing and art expression groups for children. For more information about our support groups, please call the Neville House Business Line at 309-828-8913.

 

Children's Services

Our Youth Services Advocate works to support and educate both residential and non-residential children on issues of domestic violence, as well as providing domestic violence prevention education to schools and throughout the community.

 

 

Legal/Court Advocacy

Countering Domestic Violence Advocates are located in the Law and Justice Center. Our Court Advocates assist victims of domestic violence who are in need of Orders of Protection.  Once eligibility is determined, the Court Advocate assists clients through the entire Order of Protection process.  The Advocate also accompanies clients to the courtroom.  Court Advocates can be contacted at the Domestic Violence Unit at 309-888-5521, Monday-Friday 8:30a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Training

We have several staff members who are Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professionals.  We are a licensed training facility and offer 40 hour domestic violence training. We also provide community presentations and workshops to individuals and professionals interested in gaining knowledge about domestic violence dynamics to help or advocate for domestic violence victims.   If you are interested in attending the 40 hour training or would like information on presentations, please contact Senna Adjabeng at (309) 829-0691 ext. 249 or email sennaa@mccainc.org

 

Warning Signs of Domestic Violence

Does your partner: Insult, demean, or embarass you with put-downs? Control what you do, who you talk to, or where you go? Look at you or act in ways that scare you? Stop you from seeing or talking to friends and family? Control all of the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security…

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Internet and Computer Safety

There are hundreds of ways that computers record everything you do on the computer and on the Internet. If you are in danger, please try to use a safer computer that someone abusive does not have direct access, or even remote (hacking) access to. Use a safer computer.  It might be safer to use…

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Domestic Violence Unit (DVU)

  MCCA's Countering Domestic Violence trained Court Advocates are located in the Law and Justice Center. Our Court Advocates assist victims of domestic violence by providing them with information about their legal rights, assisting with Orders of Protection, explaining the court procedures,…

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