The mission of St. Mary’s Domestic Violence Prevention Ministry is to reduce the incidence of domestic violence by educating our community about domestic abuse, raising awareness of community resources, and supporting those affected in seeking help.
For additional information, contact Dave Pokraka at DV@stmaryriverside.org.
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FIRST PERSON ACCOUNTS
A CALL TO MEN
RESOURCES FOR VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Immediate Danger – Call 911
Confidential Free Local Services:
Sexual Abuse (708) 482-9600
Services Provided: Crisis intervention, shelter (age limitation for boys is 11 years old), counseling, legal advocacy, and emergency financial assistance.
Office (708) 386-3305
Services Provided: Support groups, legal advocacy, counseling adults, children and teens, and counseling men who abuse.
Office (708) 354-1323
Services provided: Investigation and follow-up services for adults over 60, plus disabled ages 18 to 59. Services address physical, emotional, sexual, confinement, passive neglect, financial exploitation, and deprivation.
(800) 787-3224 (TDD)
Fr. Chuck Dahm’s Homily on Domestic Violence