CFPA and COVID-19

As defined by the state of Illinois’ Executive Order by Governor JB Pritzker, CFPA provides an essential service and will continue to operate and provide free and confidential services for survivors of abuse in the Greater Peoria Area amid COVID-19. The crisis hotline is available 24/7 at 1-800-559-SAFE (7233).

We have made the following adjustments to our protocol and procedures to keep all staff and clients safe, as recommended by the Illinois Department of Public Health and the CDC:

Emergency Safe Shelter

CPFA continues to assist individuals and their families fleeing violence or abuse in their homes with safe shelter through our Peoria shelter, temporarily closing the Carol House of Hope, our Pekin shelter. All residents will receive virus screenings upon entry.

Orders of Protection

CFPA continues to provide assistance with Orders of Protection over the phone.

  • For assistance in Peoria County, please call 309-672-6074
  • For assistance in Tazewell County, please call 309-346-6645
  • For assistance in Woodford County, please call 309-467-7345

Therapy, Counseling, and Casework Services

CFPA will, in the short term, move therapy, counseling, and casework services to a telehealth model, reaching clients by phone conferencing.

Donations

Financial contributions are essential to the sustainability of CFPA services. They are greatly appreciated and can be made by mail to 720 W Joan Ct, Peoria, IL 61614 or by Paypal on this website. CFPA will temporarily pause the acceptance of non-monetary donations.

Special Events

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month this April, CFPA is hosting its 3rd annual 5K run/1 mile walk, I Run with Survivors, on Saturday, 4/11 at 8:00 AM. Registration is now open here.

In lieu of a formal gathering like years past, we encourage all participants to practice social distancing amid COVID-19 and “run” their own race for survivors of sexual assault from the comfort and safety of your home.

Wear your race shirt and post a photo to social media, go on a walk, do a home workout or yoga session, or if safety allows, you can could run a personal 5K and record your time. The possibilities are endless! Share what you do to Facebook or Instagram and be sure to tag us @CFPApeoria or Facebook.com/centerforpreventionofabuse.

All participants will still receive race items and can even elect to have them shipped right to your door. Proceeds support our sexual assault department and free and confidential services for survivors.

The general admission fee is $30. The registration fee for participants ages 4-17 is $15 and registration is free for children younger than three years old.  All participants will receive a teal race day t-shirt, the color of sexual assault awareness. First time racers receive teal shoelaces and a water bottle.

Merchandise from CFPA, including coffee mugs, pop sockets, and more, are available for purchase on the registration website. The website also features a fundraising platform that allows participants to raise money for CFPA through peer-to-peer fundraising.

Follow the event on Facebook here.

For questions, please email Celsy at cyoung@centerforpreventionofabuse.org

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All nonessential CFPA staff are working from home and have postponed trainings and travel until further notice.

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