Division on Domestic and Gender Based Violence


The IL Domestic Violence Hotline is available 24/7 via call or text: 

Call or Text 1.877.863.6338


The Division on Domestic Violence (DDV) in the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services leads the City of Chicago’s multi-layered response to domestic violence. DDV supports a network of service providers that address victim’s counseling and legal needs. Services include the 24/7 Hotline, Counseling, Legal Services, Legal Advocacy, Supervised Visitation, Safe Exchange and Multi-Disciplinary Teams.

Domestic Violence Surveys

Evaluation of Services Surveys

Help on Domestic Violence

The Office on Domestic Violence continues to house and oversee the operation of the City of Chicago Domestic Violence Help Line. The Help Line is a 24-hour, toll-free confidential number that functions as a clearinghouse for domestic violence services and information.