Mid Central Community Action’s
Countering Domestic Violence(CDV)/Neville House
Contact Neville House:
24 HOUR HOTLINE: 309-827-7070
This program, which operates in McLean County only, is designed to create safe, nurturing families free from violence and control through free and confidential services. CDV assists and empowers families in crisis situations with individual and group counseling for adults and children and serves as a community resource by providing awareness, advocacy, and education on the issue of domestic violence. As the only emergency shelter in the area, we can empower residents as they strive to accomplish their goals through assistance in areas such as domestic violence education, life skills training, transportation, medical assistance and parenting support.
CDV Confidential Services:
- 24 Hour Hotline: 309-827-7070
- Emergency shelter
- Court advocacy
- Counseling Services
- Adult/Youth Support & Education
- Community Awareness
- Professional Trainings
We believe that a community that is well-informed about domestic violence will lead to community members that are involved in finding solutions. Partnerships with other community organizations, businesses, agencies, churches and educational institutions are fundamental in our work. CDV staff is available for in-services, staff training, school dating violence prevention programs, and community presentations.
Please be alerted to the safety issues below regarding computer usage if you are a victim of domestic abuse.
Safety Alert for Battered Women: Computer use can be monitored and it is impossible to completely clear information viewed on the Internet from your computer. If you are in danger, please use a safer computer, call your local hotline at (309) 827-7070, and/or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).
Internet and Computer Safety
There are hundreds of ways that computers record everything you do on the computer and on the Internet. If you are in danger, please try to use a safer computer that someone abusive does not have direct access, or even remote (hacking) access to.
- Use a safer computer. It might be safer to use a computer in a public library, at a community technology center (CTC), at a trusted friend’s house, or at an Internet Cafe.
- If you think your activities are being monitored, they probably, are. Abusive people are often controlling and want to know your every move. You don’t need to be a computer programmer or have special skills to monitor someone’s computer activities – anyone can do it and there are many ways to monitor.
- Computers can provide a lot of information about what you look at on the Internet, the e-mails you send, and other activities.
- It is not possible to delete or clear all computer “footprints”.
- If you think you may be monitored on your home computer, you might consider no home Internet use or “safer” Internet surfing. Example: If you are planning to flee to California, don’t look at classified ads for jobs and apartments, bus tickets, etc. for California on a home computer or any computer an abuser has physical or remote access to. Use a safer computer to research an escape plan.
- E-mail is not a safe or confidential way to talk to someone about the danger or abuse in your life, please call your local domestic violence program hotline instead.
- Traditional “corded” phones are more private than cellular phones or cordless phones.
40-Hr Domestic Violence Training
MCCA’s Countering Domestic Violence periodically presents a 40-Hour Domestic Violence. Click here to register.
Topics covered include:
Dynamics and basic theories of domestic violence
Characteristics of abusers
DV and the legal system
DV and children
Religion and DV
Counseling DV victims and survivors
and much, much more.
CDV is an ICDVP training and supervisory site.
Interested in donating to CDV?
Please call CDV Neville House at (309) 828-8913 before donating to our program.
Have I Been Abused?
Has your partner done any of these things to you?
_Pushed or shoved you
_Held you to keep you from leaving
_Slapped or bit you
_Kicked or choked you
_Hit or punched you
_Thrown objects at you
_Locked you out of the house
_Abandoned you in dangerous places
_Subjected you to reckless driving
_Twisted your arm
_Threatened to hurt you with a weapon
_Pulled your arm
_Banged your head against the wall
_Treated women as sex objects
_Tied you down
_Criticized you sexually
_Told you about his/her affairs
_Withheld sex and affection
_Insisted upon uncomfortable touching
_Had affairs with other women/men
_Forced particular unwanted sexual acts
_Forced sex after beating
_Called you names
_Ignored your feelings
_Blamed you for the violence
_Ridiculed or insulted women as a group
_Humiliated you in public or private
_Refused to socialize with you
_Abused pets to hurt you
_Took away your car keys or money
_Dampened your enthusiasm
_Controlled all the money
_Not allow you to make any decisions
_Intimidated or belittled you
_Showed sarcasm towards you
_Refused to talk or listen to you
_Intercepted your mail or phone calls
_Made you upset or nervous about being a few minutes late
_Criticized you for the way you raise your children
_Regularly threatened to leave or told you to leave
_Threatened to hurt you or your family
_Punished or deprived the children when he/she was angry with you
_Threatened to kidnap children if you left him/her
_Harassed you about affairs he/she imagined you are having
_Manipulated you with lies and contradictions
_Demeaned or put you down by saying you couldn’t manage without masculine help
_Kept your from working, controlled your money, or made all decisions about finances
_Withheld approval, appreciation, or affection as punishment
_Continually criticized you, called you names or shouted at you
_Insulted or drove away your family and friends
_Forced sex when you were sick or it was dangerous to your health
_Controlled you with his/her jealousy or possessiveness
_Publicly showed interest in other women/men
_Told anti-women jokes or made demeaning remarks about women
_Been jealously angry; assuming you would have sex with any available person
_Insisted that you dress in a more sexual way than you wanted
_Called you sexist names like “whore” or “frigid”
National Domestic Violence Hotline/Linea Nacional Sobre La Violencia Domestica: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
TTY For The Deaf/TTY para los Sordos: 1-800-787-3224