24 hr. Domestic Violence Hotline

815-962-6102

Call 911 if you are in immediate danger!

Addiction and Treatment Phone

815-962-0871

Call 911 if you are in immediate danger!

24 hr. Domestic Violence Hotline

815-962-6102

Call 911 if you are in immediate danger!

Addiction and Treatment Phone

815-962-0871

Call 911 if you are in immediate danger!

Domestic Violence Help

Our mission is to support victims of domestic violence as they begin the recovery process and plan for a future free of abuse. As victims regain inner strength and rebuild self esteem, we are with them every step of their journey and provide a continuum of care, which allows them to transition from victim to survivor.

Remedies offers case management, education, advocacy, and emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence. Remedies’ shelter is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and all our domestic violence services are free.We are committed to protecting the privacy of our clients, and we strictly adhere to all applicable federal and state laws that protect such confidentiality.

The First Step

Contacting Remedies is the first step taken by most victims when they decide to escape the violence, begin the healing, and establish a new life. Whether residing in the domestic violence shelter, or attending on-site appointments, we provide a holistic continuum of care where survivors can address their physical, mental, emotional, and social needs.

For individuals living with and suffering from domestic violence, making the call to a shelter is one of the most difficult calls to make. Once the call is made, it is the beginning of a journey toward a life free of violence. Upon entering Remedies’ shelter, staff is available to help victims and their children adjust to their new surroundings and to help build the bridge between the life left behind and a future filled with freedom and new beginnings.

 

Do you need help?

We are here to answer your call 24 hours a day. When it is safe, pick up the phone and dial (815) 962-6102.

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Be Informed

Have I Been or Am I Being Abused

Emotional Abuse

Ignored your feelings

Ridiculed or insulted your gender as a whole

Made comments about your gender being good for only one thing

Ridiculed or insulted your valued beliefs (i.e. religion, education)

Withheld approval, appreciation or affection as punishment

Continually criticized you, called you names, shouted at you, etc.

Insulted or drove away family or friends

Humiliated you in private or public, refused to socialize with you

Kept you from working, controlled all the money, made all decisions

Refused to work or contribute to the family

Taken car keys or money from you

Threatened to leave or told you to leave, more than once

Threatened to hurt you or your family – Threatened to hurt him/herself

Punished or deprived your children when he was angry at you

Threatened to kidnap your children if you leave

Abused household pets to hurt you

Told you about affairs/outside relationships to hurt you

Manipulated you with lies and contradictions

Told you about drug/alcohol use as a means to hurt you

Sexual Abuse

Treated women or men as sex objects—“That’s all they’re good for” attitude

Been jealously angry, accusing you of being willing to have sex with anyone

Controlling how you dress; to be more or less “sexy”

Minimized or ignored your feelings towards sex – criticized you sexually

Insisted on unwanted and uncomfortable touching

Withheld sex and affection as a form of punishment

Calls you sexual names: whore, slut, etc.

Forced you to strip when you did not want to

Showed sexual interest in other men/women in public

Had sex with other people after agreeing to a monogamous relationship

Forced you to have sex with him/her or another person

Forced you to watch others having sex

Forced you to participated in unwanted sexual acts: oral sex, etc.

Forced you to participate in sexual activities when you were sick

Forced you to participate in sexual activities for the purpose of hurting you

Committed sadistic sexual acts

Used sex as a form of controlling you

Physical Abuse

Pushed, shoved, slapped or grabbed at you

Prevented you from leaving, interfered with your personal liberty

Kicked, pinched, beaten or bit you

Tied you up/locked you up

Locked you out of the house/forced you to remain outside

Abandoned you while out

Refused to help you when you were sick, injured or pregnant

Subjected you to reckless driving (with or without substance abuse)

Vehicular endangerment while you are driving or kept you from driving

Sexually assaulted you

Threatened to harm or kill you

Threatened to or did hurt you with or without a weapon

Results of Responses to Abuse

Which of the following statements best describe the way you feel?

I am often in doubt of my judgment or wonder if I am crazy

I am often afraid of my partner’s reaction

I express my opinion less freely or frequently than I would like

I am afraid of other people

I see people/friends/family less frequently than I would like

I spend a lot of time watching for my partner’s moods before bringing up certain subjects, etc.

I worry about, or ask permission to spend money, take classes or socialize with friends/family

I have lost all or some confidence in my abilities

I feel trapped, powerless, hopeless

I feel that I have changed in a negative way since becoming involved in this relationship

I feel that my partner has changed in a negative way

I feel that my interests and needs do not matter in the relationship

The number of checked items on your list is not important. What is important is that you recognize the signs and forms of abuse and the presence of abuse in your life. No one has the right to abuse another person, EVER.

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What to Expect When Arriving at Remedies

Leaving your home and moving into a shelter can be frightening. We understand that. Not knowing what to expect might be keeping you from making the call.

Please, don’t let it. Let us help.

How Will I Know That I'll Be Safe?

Your safety is our first priority. Our shelter has outside and inside cameras, double entry gateways, and areas restricted to badge access. Additionally, our staff is made aware of any special concerns and remains on watch around the clock.

Will my children be safe?

Yes, your children will be safe. Unless your children are in school or participating in a counseling session they are under your watch and care at all times.

What about their schooling?

Remedies has an agreement and partnership with local school districts which allows your children to continue attending their home school. Transportation is provided from the shelter to their school in the morning and back to the shelter after school.

What can I bring with me to the Shelter?

Lockers are available but are only able to store small items. Plan to bring only important documents and items essential to you and your children’s personal care including clothing, medicines, toiletries, and personal hygiene items.

What if I have to leave my personal items behind?

If your name is on the lease or deed to the property from which you fled, we can arrange for a police officer to accompany you to pick up essential personal belongings from your residence. If you are not able to return to your residence, your case manager will work with you to replace clothing, medications, birth certificates, and any other vital items left behind..

Will I be Sleeping on a Cot?

No. The only time you would be offered a cot is when our shelter is full and our only option to secure your safety is to offer you and/or your children a cot. Otherwise, our shelter rooms are designed to accommodate adults and/or families.

Services Provided While at the Shelter

Personal Needs

Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Personal care items and kits
Clothing
Linens (sheets, blankets, towels, pillows)
Laundry facilities
Secure living arrangements

Case Management

Safety planning
Women and children advocacy
Access to essential services
Service plans
Short and long term goals
Help with Orders of Protection

Is the Shelter handicapped accessible?

Yes. The Shelter is fully accessible.

What will be expected of me?

You will be expected to set goals for yourself and work toward those goals. All residents are required to attend educational groups and be present at house meetings, when possible. You will be expected to to abide by all house rules, and to meet with your case manager regularly. Mistreatment of a child is not tolerated, nor is verbal abuse or physical discipline such as spanking.

How long can I stay?

The average stay ranges from 25 – 30 days; however, you may choose to leave at any time. During your stay, your case manager will work with you to ensure you are making progress toward your goals.

What other facilities does the Shelter offer?

In addition to a bed, linens, and items you need for your personal care, the shelter offers everything you will need during your stay. Restrooms and showers are centrally located, laundry facilities are available, a fully equipped playroom for toddlers is available, and a common area is available to all shelter residents. There is also a kitchen and dining area where you may prepare food and share a meal with your family.

Addiction and Treatment Help

Treatment for alcohol or drug addiction begins with an assessment by one of our credentialed staff. From this confidential assessment we will develop a personalized care plan. The duration of treatment and goals to be achieved are based on individual needs.

The First Step

If you or a loved one is struggling with a substance or gambling addiction and it’s causing a disruption to everyday life, the first step is an assessment. Our professional substance and gambling addiction counselors are ready to answer your questions and assist you in your recovery.

Your Recovery Success

We personalize your treatment to maximize your recovery success. To do this we develop an individualized treatment plan for each client. The intensity of treatment, length of treatment and the goals to be achieved are based on individual client needs and agreement.

Privacy

We are committed to protecting the privacy of our clients and we strictly adhere to all applicable federal and state laws that protect such confidentiality.

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Do you need help?

If you or someone you love is suffering from alcohol or drug dependence, please contact us. Our caring and experienced staff is available to answer your questions at (815) 962-0871.

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Services

Individual, Couple, Family or Group Counseling

Medical and Psychological Services

Prevention Education and Training

Intervention Guidance

Urinalysis Processing on site

Alcoholics & Narcotics Anonymous

Relapse Prevention Counseling

Medication Assisted Treatment

Referrals to other beneficial resources

Treatment Options

Individualized counseling

Group counseling

Aftercare

Relapse prevention counseling

Education and prevention groups

Medical and psychological service

Convenient day and evening programs

Self help groups

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Get Involved

One Donation Can

Make a difference in someone’s life by helping us provide the resources to families, victims and persons struggling with addiction. Every generous donation keeps our shelter open, another person from relapsing and helps provide victims an opportunity for a new life free from violence.

Help a Person or Family Escape a Violent Home
Feed a Family at Our Shelter
Provide the Resources for Someone Overcoming an Addiction

Remedies, Renewing Lives is a 501 (c) (3) organization.
Donations are tax deductible 
to the full extent of the law.

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Get Involved

One Donation Can

Make a difference in someone’s life by helping us provide the resources to families, victims and persons struggling with addiction. Every generous donation keeps our shelter open, another person from relapsing and helps provide victims an opportunity for a new life free from violence.

Help a Person or Family Escape a Violent Home
Feed a Family at Our Shelter
Provide the Resources for Someone Overcoming an Addiction

Remedies, Renewing Lives is a 501 (c) (3) organization.
Donations are tax deductible 
to the full extent of the law.

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Our Wish List

One Donation Can

Help a family make the transition to the shelter easier to overcome and provide the basic necessities for every day life.

New Personal Care Items
Children's Needs
Clothing and Hats, Coats, Mittens

Remedies, Renewing Lives is a 501 (c) (3) organization.
Donations are tax deductible 
to the full extent of the law.

About Us

Remedies provides critical and often times lifesaving services to adults struggling with substance abuse and to victims of domestic violence and their children, and works to end the cycle of abuse and addiction through education and community involvement.

We are the only domestic violence shelter and advocacy agency in Winnebago and Boone counties. Each year Remedies serves over 1,500 victims of domestic violence, roughly 20% of which are children. Remedies substance abuse programs serve an additional 1,800 adults each year. We provide a safe, supportive environment and critical, client-centered services designed to promote the healing of individuals and families.

Remedies is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization governed by a voluntary board of directors.

Rockford

Domestic Violence Shelter and Treatment Center

516 Green St
Rockford, IL 61102-2218

Substance Abuse Phone: 815.962.0871
Substance Abuse Fax: 815.962.7895

Domestic Violence Phone: 815.962.6102
Domestic Violence Fax: 815.490.1050

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Belvidere

Treatment Center

2028 North State St.
Belvidere, IL 61008-1971

Substance Abuse Phone: 815.547.4502
Substance Abuse Fax: 815.544.0391

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Administrative Offices

516 Green St
Rockford, IL 61102-2218

Phone: 815.966.1285
Fax: 815.490.1051

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Serving North and Central Illinois Since 1955

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