Programs and Services
The primary purpose of Breaking Away, Inc. is to provide family violence services which include temporary emergency shelter to battered individuals and their children. We help individuals who could benefit from support, advocacy, counseling, and the builder of self-esteem.
Victims of domestic violence are eligible to review services from Breaking Away, Inc. after a police report has been made. The police then make us aware of an existing need for shelter. Shortly thereafter, we make arrangements to temporarily house the victim (including their children) until safe permanent housing can be made.
Our clients are in an immediate crisis situation when we get involved. They have been living in unsafe environments and are in need of social services. Our goal is to connect them to social services that will assist them in reclaiming their lives--living beyond an emergency and/or chaotic state. Primarily, we are committed to doing our best to make sure that the client is safe.
Confidentiality is a must at Breaking Away, Inc. Our locations are confidential and we maintain the confidentiality of the housing for the safety of our clients.
Your Rights in a Relationship
The right of goodwill from your partner
The right of emotional support
The right to be heard by your partner and to be responded to with courtesy
The right to have your feelings and experiences acknowledged as real and valid
The right to clear and informative answers to questions that concern you
The right to live free from criticism and judgement
The right to live free from accusation and blame
The right to encouragement
The right to live free from emotional and physical threat
The right to be respectfully asked, rather than ordered
The right to live free from angry outbursts and rage
1. File a Police Report
Call Dispatch at (815) 942-0336 and request to file a Police Report
* If this is an emergency, please call 911
2. Get Temporary Shelter
Once a report is filed you'll be put in touch with Breaking Away, Inc. who will place you in temporary shelter
3. Connect with Social Services
You'll be connected with Social Services whom will assist you in reclaiming your life.