We Need Your Support!

Violence against women will not go away if we just shut our eyes to it. The Will County Take Back The Night steering committee is asking for your support and help in opening eyes to an insidious problem in our community.

The 20th annual Will County Take Back The Night will take place on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 4:30 pm at St. John Lutheran Church, 2650 Plainfield Road, Joliet, IL 60435, (the corner of Hennepin Drive and Plainfield Road).

Over the past 20 years, the Committee has advocated for women who have suffered violence. As this is our 20th year, we have many events planned throughout the County to help bring awareness to the issue.  Plans are underway to bring the message to every corner of Will County; displays will be set up in many of the area libraries; and a timeline of the efforts of Take Back the Night is being created.  As you can imagine, we are working to make this 20th year to be the biggest message we have ever delivered.

We are looking for community partners, across Will County, to host an awareness event in your town. We will provide an “event box” filled with supplies to hold the event.  The box will have balloons which can be used for a balloon launch, ribbons which can be tied on trees in your community, the 20th year event flyers, save the date cards, and purple label ribbons which can be given out to those attending your event.

We would like the events to be held before the 2nd week in October. Domestic Violence Awareness Month is October and purple is representative color. If photos can be taken at your awareness event, they will become part of the video we show on October 16th, you will be acknowledged on social media and our website as well as your organizations name listed in our program booklet.

Your support is needed more than ever to help us get our message out. Please support Will County Take Back The Night by committing to being a partner with us.

For more information about hosting an awareness event in your town, go to, or contact Stacey Dillard at 815-342-0335 or

We look forward to a partnership of awareness and caring.

Will County Take Back The Night 2016 Steering Committee