"Before I came here, I was in a very dark place.  I felt I did not deserve love anymore.  Then one day God brought me here.  I was so scared and anxious.   But it literally saved my life.  I'm ready to feel like me again.  I'm so tired of being filled with anxiety, and the haunting thoughts of my past.  Living here, I have gotten a tiny piece of me back."   -former resident 

"Before I came here, I was in a very dark place.  I felt I did not deserve love anymore.  Then one day God brought me here.  I was so scared and anxious.   But it literally saved my life.  I'm ready to feel like me again.  I'm so tired of being filled with anxiety, and the haunting thoughts of my past.  Living here, I have gotten a tiny piece of me back."   -former resident 

Heart House is a six room shelter for woman and her children who need to flee a domestic abuse or homelessness crisis situation.

It is our goal to assists our guests in gathering skills necessary to live healthy, independent, and productive lives. Together, guests and the case manager set attainable goals while continually accessing the need for support services and agency benefits such as food stamps, Medicaid, WIC, and housing.   

Once the crisis settles down, we access the individual needs of each guest. The three critical parts we look at are mental, emotional, and spiritual growth. The Program Manager works closely with each resident (and that of accompanying children through our Children's Program) to assure an individualized program best suited to immediate and long-term needs. The individualized program directives change throughout the progression through the program. These directives are steps and goals to achieve self-reliance, self-confidence, self-worth, and the ability to successfully leave the shelter with the tools to live independently.

The Women’s Program is facilitated and directed by:

  • Heart House Executive Director & Program Managers
  • Pastors, Chaplain-Ministers, & Ministry Leaders
  • Professional Counselors 
  • Adult Services Professionals
This journey in my life was so much easier due to Heart House. The support emotionally and the assistance I received was greater than I could have imagined. I could not have done this on my own. The Heart House staff hold a special place in my heart and my life. I will always cherish the memories and these wonderful women who got me thru. — Former Resident

Do you need assistance?  We are here. Please contact the Heartline Administrative Office at (309) 467-6101.  

SAFETY ALERT:

If you are in danger call 911.
Or reach the National Domestic Violence Hotline
at 1­-800-799-7233 or TTY 1­-800-787-3224.