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The mission of Freedom House is to provide safe shelter, information, education and referral for victims of domestic violence and their children; and victims of sexual assault and their significant others; and to educate the public about the issues.
Freedom House is an independent not-for-profit agency operating State sponsored domestic violence and sexual assault programs. The agency began in 1982 as a domestic violence program and shelter operating under Quad County Counseling Services and was based in Wyanet, IL. The program served Bureau, Marshall, Putnam and Stark counties. In 1988, Freedom House separated from Quad County Counseling Services, moved to a new shelter location in Princeton, added Henry County to the service delivery area and opened an outreach office there. In January 1998, sexual assault services became the second program to operate under the Freedom House umbrella. Another outreach office was opened in Henry County in 1999 and another in Marshall County in 2000. Governed by a 12-member volunteer Board of Directors, the agency is funded by several state grants, a 708 Board, several United Ways and private donations. The paid staff consists of an Executive Director, a Program Services Director, Operations Director, Public Relations Director, specialized caseworkers and administrative support positions. Additionally, there are many volunteer opportunities for direct and non-direct service. Membership in the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violance and the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault sets the standards under which both programs operate.
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