Guardian Angel Community Services: Groundwork

Groundwork is the leading provider of comprehensive services to those experiencing abuse and violence in the home. Groundwork offers a hotline, shelter, court advocacy, and counseling for survivors of domestic violence.
Phone: 815-729-0930 ext. 429

Victims can access services 24-hours-a-day by contacting the hotline at (815) 729-1228.


Chestnut Health Systems


Offers a broad array of behavioral healthcare services including substance abuse treatment & prevention, mental health counseling, credit counseling, and workplace services.

Phone: 309-827-6026


Big Brothers Big Sisters of  Will and Grundy Counties


Big Brothers Big Sisters helps vulnerable children from single-parent homes beat the odds by matching children (ages 6-13) with a positive adult, one-to-one mentor.

Phone: 815-723-BBBS


Family Violence Coordinating Council

The purpose of the 12th Judicial Circuit Family Violence Coordinating Council is to establish a forum to improve the institutional, professional and community response to family violence and to contribute to the improvement of the legal system and the administration of justice.

Phone: 815-774-4587


Court Appointed Special Advocate

CASA volunteers serve as the child’s voice in court. The program recruits, trains and supervises volunteers to represent the best interests of children in specific abuse and neglect cases in Will County.

Phone: 815-730-7072

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Guardian Angel Community Services: Sexual Assault Services Center

The Sexual Assault Service Center (SASC) offers both adult and child victims of rape/sexual assault a variety of support services to help them regain a sense of control over their lives and to heal the trauma they experienced.

Victims can access services 24-hours-a-day by contacting the hotline at (815) 730-8984.


Office of the Will County Circuit Clerk

Seeing the need to assist victims of domestic violence, the clerk’s office offers an electronic Order of Protection Petition form. This petition can be completed via the Internet for future retrieval and filing by courthouse personnel.



Lamb’s Fold Center for Women and Children

Lamb’s Fold Center for Women and Children is a nfp faith-based agency which provides transitional supportive shelter to homeless and abused women and their children.

Intake Line: 815-723-5262, Ext. 310

Joliet Junior Women’s Club

Our members band together to contribute to the welfare of the community. Our mission is to be a visible, viable, involved organization serving the diverse needs of the Joliet area while creating a nurturing environment in which members can develop their own potential.



Will County Children’s Advocacy Center

Children come to the CAC when a report has been made to either law enforcement or the Department of Children and Family Services. The Center offers free counseling, medical exam coordination, crime victim compensation assistance, and case management services.

Phone: 815-774-4565

Important Phone Numbers

Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
National Domestic Violence Hotline 24-hour hotline directory of services/programs in all states.

Catholic Charities

Child Abuse Hotline
Illinois Department of Children and Family Services 24-hour hotline to report child abuse or neglect.

Childhood Trauma Treatment Program – Bolingbrook
For sexually abused children and their families, adult survivors of childhood sex abuse, adolescent offenders.

Crisis Line
Will County: 815-722-3344
Grundy County: 815-942-6611
24-hour hotline Information referral, suicide prevention, emergency crisis intervention.

Department of Children and Family Services
815-730-4000 (Joliet Office)
Investigation and follow-up of child abuse and neglect.

Elder Abuse Hotline
Illinois Department on Aging 24-hour hotline to report elder abuse or neglect.

Exchange Club of Joliet
815-729-0930 Ext. 424
Child abuse prevention and parenting services.

Family Counseling Agency

National Human Trafficking Resource Center
Takes tips about potential situations of human trafficking and helps connect survivors of human trafficking with social services.

Senior Services of Will County
Investigates elder abuse complaints; nursing home ombudsman for Will and Grundy Counties.

Will County State’s Attorney



Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.

Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. is a non-profit provider of quality legal services to low income and indigent residents of Will County.

Phone: 815-727-5123


Bridges to a New Day

Domestic violence services (groups/individual counseling/advocacy) are provided at no cost to victims and their children.

Phone: 815-838-2690