The Center for Prevention of abuse has emergency safe 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 the 24/7 crisis hotline at 1-800-559-SAFE (7233).
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 safe 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.
CFPA's Pet Peace Program
We know that pets are often someone’s biggest support. CFPA’s “Pet Peace” program allows for pets to be well cared for at a partnering animal hospital while their humans are receiving services at our shelter.
Thank you to our partner, Red Rover Safe Housing for Pets for awarding CFPA a $53,000 grant to help our domestic violence shelter clients with the boarding, feeding, medical care and vaccination of their dogs and cats. Red Rover’s grant will fund CFPA’s “Pet Peace” program for two years.
Our “Pet Peace” program allows us to eliminate the fear of leaving a pet behind in a crisis situation. We want those staying at our shelter to know that while they are safely with us, their pet will be safe as well.
For more information about CFPA’s “Pet Peace” program, please call 309-691-0551.
All victim services are free and confidential.