SafePath - Domestic Violence


Safe
Path Survivor Resources: Our mission is to create a community free of violence through education, counseling, prevention, and advocacy.

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24 Hour Free Crisis Line:
(309) 797-1777 or (866) 921-3354

Family Resources has a safe place for you and your children...when you need us.

Domestic Violence is a pattern of behavior that is used to gain power and control over one's intimate partner, and it can occur in both dating and marital relationships. The violence can be in the form of physical injury, but it may also be in the form of threats, isolation, sexual assault, and emotional abuse.

Domestic Violence

Services available at the Walk-in Office:

  • Counseling
  • Medical Advocacy
  • Legal Advocacy - Located in the Rock Island and Scott County Courthouses
  • Housing Referrals
  • Children's Counseling and Programming
  • Group Counseling
  • Educational Programs
  • Employment Assistance/Referrals
  • Community Education/Trainings
  • Safety Planning

Services available at the Shelter:

  • 24-hour Crisis Line
  • 24-hour Emergency Response to Hospital/Police department for Victims
  • Counseling
  • Medical Advocacy
  • Legal Advocacy
  • Housing Referrals
  • Children's Programming
  • Group Counseling
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Food and Necessary Living Supplies
  • Educational Programs
  • Employment Assistance/Referrals
  • Safety Planning
  • See shelter for more information

Recycle Your Cell Phones and Help Families at the Domestic Violence Shelter

  • 2800 Eastern Ave. Davenport, IA 52803
  • 1521 47th Ave. Moline, IL 61265

Personal Safety Tips

If you decide to leave your partner, plan for safety:

  • Every situation is different. Contact us for information on how to plan for safety. Leaving may be risky for you and your children.
  • Put some money away. Even if you only save a little bit every week, you need to have some money of your own.
  • Make copies of keys and important papers and leave them with a friend, neighbor, or church.
  • Some important items to have: birth certificates, legal papers, a little money.

Ways to stay safe on your own:

  • Change the locks on your doors.
  • Learn about your legal rights. If you have legal papers to protect you, keep them with you at all times.
  • Tell neighbors, friends, landlords or coworkers that your partner no longer lives with you. Keep a safety plan for coming and going, and share it with people you trust. Teach your children about the safety plan.
  • If your former partner is dangerous, find someone at work to tell. Show a picture, and ask them to call 911 if your former partner comes around.
  • If you need other ideas or a local referral, call us.

When a fight breaks out:

  • Move away from the kitchen, bathroom or any place where there are dangerous objects.
  • Plan the easiest escape. Decide on a door or window to exit quickly and safely.
  • Find a neighbor, friend or family member you can trust to help you and your children, or to call police.

After an Assault:

  • Seek any medical attention necessary.
  • Document any injuries or damages that resulted.
  • Speak with a counselor about planning for your safety in the future and to discuss options/resources available to you.

You Can Help:

Ongoing Shelter Needs List

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EVENTS

Join us on October 7 for our Rising Up Against Sexual Assault luncheon to support survivors.