ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — The Family Peace Center in Rockford is virtually opening on Monday, July 20th. The facility was supposed to open at the beginning of July but has been pushed back due to COVID-19 risks.
Victims of domestic violence are able to make appointments by calling 779-348-7600. Operators are available Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
“We can do anything from connecting them with law enforcement if they need to file a police report, talk to a civil attorney, talk to a State’s Attorney if there’s a criminal case pending around their domestic violence if they need counseling if they need safety planning and advocacy if they’d like to seek an order of protection from the court we can do that remotely from this location,” explained Manager Sierra Kellen.
The Family Peace Center’s temporary site is located at 313 N. Main Street in Downtown Rockford.
The City received a nearly $450,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women in 2018.
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