Thanks to Karen Singer, President/CEO of the YWCA Evanston/North Shore for sharing the following “red flags” of potential domestic violence and resources for anyone needing help.
Is/Does your partner:
Extremely jealous or possessive
Accuse you of being flirtatious
Constantly call and check up on you
Tell you how to dress
Controls who you see
Threaten to hurt you if you try to leave
Threaten suicide if you try to leave
Make you feel no one else will ever want you
Pressure you into sex
Exhibit big mood swings, always making you feel like your walking on eggshells
Threaten to hurt friends or family
If you see these signs in your relationship:
The YWCA Evanston/North Shore operates the only comprehensive domestic violence program in the northeastern Chicagoland area and includes a 24 hour hotline, emergency shelter for women and children, legal advocacy services, and community counseling services for women and children.
Their 24/7 hotline number is 877 718-1868.
A Safe Place in Lake County also operates services for women experiencing domestic violence. Their number is 800-600-7233.
The State of Illinois DV Helpline number is 877-863-6338.