Emergency Shelter

The Center for Prevention of abuse has emergency shelters in Peoria and Pekin available for individuals fleeing violent, abusive and/or controlling relationships or situations.

Clients who stay in our shelters have access to the recreational rooms, temporary childcare, a fully stocked kitchen, and the protected outdoor perimeter. For the safety of staff and clients, we have high-definition cameras outside the buildings that extend into the parking lot and are monitored 24 hours a day.

Both emergency shelters are available for six-week stays while clients work closely with CFPA counselors. Case management*, individual counseling/therapy, and support groups are provided.

The Peoria shelter is located on CFPA’s main campus and is available for women, men, and children. If you are seeking shelter in Peoria, please call 309-691-0551.

The Pekin shelter, The Carol House of Hope, is available for women and children. If you are seeking shelter in Pekin, please call 309-353-7512.

It is not necessary to call ahead and make a reservation at the shelters. We understand opportunities to flee may arise suddenly. You will not be turned away if you show up on site in need of emergency shelter.

*case management focuses on safety planning, as well as assistance with employment, housing, transportation, legal assistance, criminal justice advocacy, education, medical and mental health, etc.

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