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Homelessness describes the condition of people without a regular dwelling. People who are homeless are unable or unwilling to acquire and maintain regular, safe, and adequate housing, or lack a "fixed, regular, and adequate night-time residence." The term "homeless" may also include people whose primary night-time residence is in a homeless shelter, a warming center, a domestic violence shelter or other ad hoc housing situation. A "chronically homeless" person has "either been continuously homeless for a year or more, or has had at least four episodes of homelessness in the past three years." It is these individuals who often account for a disproportionately large percent of the public and private expenditures related to homelessness.
If you need help, please call the Rescue Mission at 309.786.5734.
Nationally, an estimated 4 million women are victims of physical assault each year and 28 million are verbally and mentally abused by an intimate partner who claims to "love" them. These women are beaten, raped, isolated and controlled to the point that their self-worth has eroded away. In Illinois alone, as reported by the Governor's Commission, there are over 300,000 women who are battered annually. Now, more than ever, a link is needed between these women in crisis and an individual who can help.
Christian Care's Domestic Violence Crisis Line is available to those in crisis, 24 hours a day. If you need help, call us at 309.788.2273.