ANNUAL REPORT  ~   FISCAL YEAR 2015
IN THIS REPORT...
Greetings from
Vickie Smith
Chief Executive Officer
As I write this note for our annual report, we are more than half way through state fiscal year 2016. Although domestic violence services are receiving state funds, most other social services supported with state funds are not. Beginning in January, 2015 the revenue garnered from income taxes were rolled back and the sector that has suffered the most - as it often does - is human services responses to the most vulnerable. 

During this very trying time, ICADV and its membership has been able to continue to respond to services requested by domestic violence survivors and their dependents. Although the services provided were meant to be emergency crisis intervention resources to help stabilize families experiencing domestic violence in its multiple manifestations, our member agencies are being called upon to try to provide other services that are disappearing in our communities.

Survivors of family violence need stability and safety. This comes in the form of affordable housing, employment and job training, mental and physical health services for adults and children, child care, legal services, and other resources that help a family get on their feet and be self-sufficient. 

This doesn't happen overnight. It takes time to put resources together if a family has lost much of what they had because of domestic violence. If an abuser decides to continue to try to regain control once a survivor has decided to leave, even more obstacles may need to be overcome.

This report illustrates the multiple avenues that ICADV and its membership are pursuing to reduce gender-based violence in our state. Our advocacy on behalf of survivors tentacles out to elected officials, government agencies at the state and national level, private and civic organizations interested in improving living conditions in their communities, schools, medical providers, places of worship, and businesses.

Our training efforts are focused on realizing the potential of all who want to support ending gender based violence in our state. Our technical assistance is focused on the agencies and individual advocates to provide responses that fully understand each victim's experience and what resources they have attempted to utilize to keep themselves and their family safe in the face of relentless abuse and control.

How can each of us make a difference toward solving a social issue that seems overwhelming? What is my role? We can together take a stand to express the idea that everyone should feel safe in their own home. This report reflects what ICADV is doing toward that important goal. I believe this information will prompt you to ask what more can you do. 

In Peace,
Vickie Smith


Greetings from
Stephanie Love-Patterson
President, Board of Directors
The Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence has completed another successful year and continues to thrive under the new structure. The new structure has proven to be effective in the Program Council being able to attend to matters directly involving membership programs including funding, programming and legislation just to name a few of the important tasks. With all of this critical work being done by the Program Council, the Board of Directors can focus on fundraising and governance.

2015 has been a year filled with challenges but ICADV weathered the storm with assistance from our generous supporters and allies. Perhaps one of the biggest challenges has been operating without a state budget for several months. Not only did ICADV have to deal with issues related to the budget impasse but also supported the membership organizations through this difficult time as well. In December 2015 Governor Rauner signed Bill SB 2039 which released general revenue funds at last year's amount to domestic violence programs. While this was a victory for the domestic violence community we continue to advocate for a fair and immediate budget to be passed to support our sister organizations. This year was also filled with great achievements including another successful Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge and a successful NO MORE Teen Dating Abuse Video Challenge which was sponsored by Verizon for the fourth year.

We look forward to another year filled with success and hope for enhanced programming and advocacy for victims/survivors of abuse. To support this effort, we are also looking forward to ICADV's upcoming fundraiser Jazz & Blues at the Inn with Charmaine Neville of the famous Neville Brothers family. The event date is June 10, 2016 and will be held at the Inn at 835 in Springfield. This has definitely become a premiere fundraising event that helps to raise funds and friends for ICADV! To purchase tickets or get additional information about this event or to learn more about ICADV please go to our website at www.ilcadv.org or check us out on Facebook or Twitter.

Vickie and I along with the entire board and staff look forward to another great year and we thank you for your continued support to assist us in this important work of supporting Illinois' domestic violence agencies who support victims/survivors by increasing safety for themselves and their families.

Peace!

Stephanie Love-Patterson

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FINANCIAL REPORT
Revenue
Federal Grants        379,330
State Grants        248,095
Memberships        126,938
Contributions          32,778
Other Revenue        188,799
Total        975,940
Expenses
Personnel        558,004
Trainings          48,683
Travel          38,569
Facilities          87,732
Operations        242,952
Total    975,940

TRAINING & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
ICADV helps improve service offered to survivors of domestic violence and their children throughout the State.

We responded to over 940 requests for technical assistance to support domestic violence advocates and other professionals as they strive to better support survivors of domestic violence.  50 of  those technical assistance efforts were provided in person, in local communities throughout the state.  

We hosted 18 in person trainings for approximately 600 participants and another 218 individuals completed 969 online training modules.  These trainings help advocates and professionals increase their skills to better meet the variety of needs of survivors of domestic violence who seek their assistance every day.


ADVOCACY & PUBLIC EDUCATION

ICADV helps other entities better understand the dynamics of domestic violence, the needs of survivors, and how those needs can be most efficiently met. 

This year, we participated in over 380 collaborative efforts to help achieve that goal. These efforts often address the intersection of domestic violence and other social issues such as oppression, child welfare, or lack of housing. 

We distributed over 69,800 brochures, booklets and posters with educational information about domestic violence.  






OUR NEW MISSION AND VISION
We are too excited to wait for our 2016 annual report! 
In November 2015, ICADV adopted a new mission and vision for the organization.  

Vision Statement: ICADV envisions a statewide community committed to exposing the root causes of domestic abuse and ensuring safety for families by supporting the voices of all survivors.

Mission Statement: ICADV builds networks of support for and with survivors, and advances statewide policies and practices that transform societal attitudes and institutions to eliminate and prevent domestic abuse.


ICADV's member programs continue to do amazing things for victims.  Learn more...
ICADV Program Council Members


Aledo
Mercer County Family Crisis Center
Danville
Crosspoint Human Services
Oak Park
Sarah's Inn

Alton
Oasis Women's Center
Decatur
Dove, Inc.
Olney
Stopping Women Abuse Now

Aurora

Mutual Ground, Inc.
Dekalb
Safe Passage, Inc.

Palatine
WINGS
Belleville
Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois

Elgin
Community Crisis Center, Inc.

Peoria
The Center for Prevention of Abuse
Bloomington
Mid Central Community Action, Inc.

Evanston
YWCA Evanston/North Shore

Princeton
Freedom House, Inc.

Bridgeview
Arab American Family Services
Freeport
VOICES of Stephenson County
Quad Cities
Family Resources-- 
SafePath Survivor Resources
Cairo
Cairo Women's Shelter, Inc.

Galena
Riverview Center

Quincy
QUANADA

Canton
Fulton/Mason Crisis Services
Galesburg
Safe Harbor Family Crisis Center

Rochelle
HOPE of Ogle County

Carbondale
The Women's Center, Inc.
Granite City
Phoenix Crisis Center, Inc.

Rockford
Remedies Renewing Lives
Centralia
People Against Violent Environments

Harrisburg
Anna Bixby Women's Center
Springfield
Sojourn Shelter & Services
Champaign - Urbana
Courage Connection
Homewood
South Suburban Family Shelter

Sterling
YWCA of the Sauk Valley
Charleston
HOPE of East Central Illinois
Jacksonville
Crisis Center Foundation

Streator
ADV & SAS
Chicago
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Apna Ghar
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Between Friends
Joliet
Groundwork-- Guardian Angel Community Services

Tinley Park
Crisis Center for South Suburbia
Connections for Abused Women 
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KANWIN
Kankakee
KCCADV-- Harbor House

Wheaton
DuPage Co. Family Shelter Service
Metropolitan Family Services
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Mujeres Latinas En Accion

Lagrange Park
Constance Morris House, Pillars Community Services

Woodstock
Turning Point, Inc.
Neopolitan Lighthouse

Macomb
WIRC - CAA Victim Services

Zion
A Safe Place, Inc.


Community Partners

CASA Guanajuato Quad Cities

Prevention Partnership

Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women's Network

Salvation Army Family Community Services

Group Interventions

Behavioral Services Center

Friends

Heather M. Johnson

Karen J. Reed
Gail Thomas

Carol Fitzgerald
Stephanie L. Zoltowski

Shirley Woods
Nancy Mott

Wanda Pettye
Chassity R. Morse

Karen Aguilar
Linda R. Healy

David and Carol Hale

Heather K. Smith
Maureen Manning-Rosenfeld

James B. Kintz

Kimberly Cotton
Marsha L. Broers

Niesa Patton
Jennifer Gabrenya

Jennifer Welch
Felicia Harvey
Ida Anger

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Stephanie Love- Patterson
President

Dennis Deer
Vice President

April Balzhiser
Treasurer

Karen Gill
Secretary

Nancy Willis

Margaret Morrison

Amy Ballinger-Cole

Michael McMahon

Victoria Dinges

Angela Jurgena

Jim Walters

Addie Chattic

Ellen Schanzle-Haskins

Andria Winters

Gail Thomas

Terrie Eichorn

Jessie McCoy

STAFF

Vickie Smith
Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director

Sarah Conlon
Chief Operations Officer

Allison Burrus
Chief Financial Officer

Tess Sakolsky
Director of Training & Public Education

Andrea Wilson
Director of Contracts

Noelle Dupuis
Director of Policy

Pam Groves
Training Coordinator

Stacey Gladu
Membership Services Associate

Phyllis Demott
Fund Development Assistant

Shelbi Tudor 
Project Assistant