HOPE of East Central Illinois (HOPE of ECI) has provided services to domestic violence victims and their families, for 35 years. Our mission is to empower persons to live independent, non-violent lives through the provision of Housing, Outreach, Prevention, and Education. HOPE of ECI is a comprehensive domestic violence service agency. Our services include a 24 hour crisis hotline, emergency shelter, transitional housing, individual counseling for adults and children, group counseling for adults and children, institutional advocacy, legal advocacy, financial education, parenting information, emergency transportation, community resources and referral services,
Our service area covers 7 rural counties in Central Illinois: Coles, Clark, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Moultrie, and Shelby. Last year alone, we served 695 victims of domestic violence.