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Domestic Violence

Call 911 immediately if you are being threatened.

Safe Place
24-Hour Help Line: 847.249.4450
Located in Lake County, Illinois

Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Help Line: 217.789.2830

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Linea Nacional Sobre La Violencia Domestica

24-Hour Help Line: 800.799.7233
TTY: 800.787.3224

Child Abuse

If you see a child being abused call 911 immediately.
Det. Wendell Russell is the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Advocate for Children.

Child Abuse Hotline & Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
800.25.ABUSE (800.252.2873)
TTY: 800.358.5117

Sexual Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation

Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center
24-Hour Hotline: 847.872.7799
Office: 847.244.1187


National Dating Abuse Helpline/Love is Respect
TTY: 866.331.8453

National Runaway Crisis Line
800.RUNAWAY (800.786.2929)

National Runaway Switchboard
For parents and runaways to leave messages
TTY: 800.621.0394

That’s Not Cool
TTY: 866.331.8453

Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN)
800.656.HOPE (4673)

Elder Abuse

Det. Russell and Tomassello are Lake County Sheriff’s Office Senior Advocates

Illinois Department on Aging
To report or discuss elder abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation:
TTY: 888.206.1327

Groups within the Department on Aging include:

  • B*SAFE (Bankers and Seniors Against Financial Exploitation)
  • Senior HelpLine Illinois
  • Elder Abuse Hotline: 866.800.1409
    TTY: 888.206.1327


Lake County Health Department

  • Addiction Treatment Program: 847.377.8200
  • Women’s Residential Services: 847.377.7950
  • Outpatient Substance Abuse Program: 847.377.8120

NICASA Headquarters
31979 N Fish Lake Road
Round Lake, IL 60073

Offices located in:

  • Waukegan: 847.244.4434
  • Buffalo Grove: 847.634.6422
  • Highland Park: 847.433.1303
  • Mundelein: 847.546.6450

Bridge House Residential Treatment
Waukegan: 847.662.4124

Judy Fried Center
North Chicago: 847.785.8660

Gateway Foundation
25480 W. Cedarcrest Lane
Lake Villa, IL 60046
Fax: 847.356.3033

Live4Lali - Drug Awareness, Education and Overdose Prevention

Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists (AAIM)

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
(877) ASK-MADD (877- 275-6233)

Addiction Assistance for Parents, Teens and Educators

The Partnership at

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
24-Hour Treatment Referral Hotline: 800.662.HELP (4357)
Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800.273.TALK (8255)

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Identity Theft

Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection
877.ID.THEFT (877.438.4338)
TTY: 866.653.4261

Identity Theft Hotline
TTY: 877.844.5461

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