It is not your fault.

You are not alone.

There is help for victims of domestic abuse.

If you are in crisis, please call 911.

To speak with a domestic violence professional immediately, call one of these following 24-hour helplines:

Illinois Domestic Violence
Helpline (877) 863-6338
TTY 1 (877) 863-6339

National Domestic Violence
Hotline (800) 799-7233
TTY 1 (800) 787-3224

Get Help

Begin the Journey
A New Direction (AND) customizes our services to help our clients break the cycle of violence. We are an agency that provides education counseling, legal advocacy and needed referrals, to help our clients empower themselves with the ultimate goal of becoming survivors.
Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.
— Rikki Roger

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Join Our Efforts to End Domestic Violence

AND’s success has been in large part due to our community stakeholders and concerned individuals. Our programs are made possible thanks to the financial support of government and private partners, as well as our generous stakeholders supporting our mission. We partner with individuals, organizations, and corporations to help us create awareness surrounding the complex issues of domestic violence. Help us help others break the cycle of violence.

AND Spreads Its Wings

As of Jul 1, 2022, AND will be a subsidiary of WINGS, the largest domestic violence agency in the State of Illinois.

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