Family Peace Center

Connie Kuntz

Listen, believe, provide. That's the mission of Rockford's Family Peace Center. It will provide safety and services for survivors of violence, sexual assault, child abuse, elder or dependent abuse, and human trafficking.

Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara announced that "Phase 1" of the center will open in the next six months. It will be located on North Main Street, across from the Coronado Theater.

Supporting Survivors Through Days Of Plenty And Want

Oct 21, 2019
Sarah Jesmer

This story includes themes of domestic and sexual violence. Contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline if you need help at 1-800-799-7233. 

 

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the need for helping hands is brought to the forefront. And for some organizations, a shortage of resources led them to look for new solutions. 

 

 

Susan Stephens / WNIJ

Rockford-area leaders recognize domestic violence and human trafficking as some of the biggest problems in the community. Now the tool they’ve been working on to tackle those issues is closer to becoming a reality.