Domestic Violence Awareness Ministry

OLPH Domestic Violence Ministry Mission

It is the mission of the OLPH domestic violence outreach ministry to bring awareness of domestic violence and family abuse to the OLPH community. We strive to inform and educate all as well as direct those affected by domestic violence to resources for assistance to aid in their struggles towards safety, recovery and healing.

Remember, you are not alone. If you are a victim of domestic violence, or know someone who is, and need help, please contact:

  • WINGS 24 hr. Hotline and Counseling Services and Emergency Shelter at 847-221-5680.
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline 24 hours 800-799-7233.
  • Life Span at 312-408-1210.

Resource from the USCCB: "When I Call for Help: A Pastoral Response to Domestic Violence Against Women"

For male survivors of abuse, here is a resource for help:

Below is information from that may be of benefit for anyone who may be a victim of Domestic Violence.

Each year about 10 million people become victims of domestic violence. And unfortunately in the past few years, the pandemic has added further strain to those in abusive situations.  For those on the road to recovery, one of the most difficult challenges in finding independence from an abusive situation is solving for housing safety and securing transportation when leaving an abuser. 

With all of this in mind, created the guide ‘Securing housing after domestic violence’:

You can view it here: