At Clove Alliance, we impart hope and healing through compassionate advocacy and personalized guidance for survivors of sexual violence. We offer free, confidential, around-the-clock legal and medical advocacy for survivors and their families.

Please contact [email protected] or call 815-932-7273 for more information about these services.

Medical Advocacy

Clove Alliance advocates are always available to support survivors, their families, and friends during a visit to the emergency room for a medical examination or evidence collection. Hospital emergency room staff will call our hotline to page an advocate to the emergency room when a survivor seeks medical care. If the hospital does not contact an advocate, please call our hotline at 815-932-3322.

Staff advocates can also accompany clients to any follow-up medical appointments, help them receive reimbursement for medical costs associated with the crime, and answer questions about:

Other Clove Alliance Services

  • Medical exams
  • Evidence collection (Rape Kit)
  • Sexually transmitted infections (STIs or STDs)
  • Pregnancy and emergency contraception
  • Medications
  • Follow-up medical care
  • Crime Victims Compensation through the Illinois Attorney General’s Office
  • Referrals
  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE)

Legal Advocacy

Navigating the legal system can be time-consuming and confusing. Clove Alliance staff advocates walk with survivors throughout the police and courtroom procedures, maintain an awareness of the status of each case, monitor the case throughout its legal proceedings, go to court with survivors (or for those who cannot attend), and keep survivors current on changes to their case. Our goal is to help the system work more effectively for you and your family. Like all Clove Alliance services, legal advocacy is confidential and free of charge.

Legal Advocates are available to answer questions about:

  • Reporting to law enforcement
  • Crime victim’s rights
  • Statute of limitations
  • Criminal justice proceedings
  • Court process
  • Sex offender registration
  • Civil No Contact Orders
  • Orders of Protection
  • Automated victim notification (AVN) 1-866-566-8439
  • Crime Victims Compensation through the Illinois Attorney General’s Office
  • Victim impact statements
  • Victim Services Unit of the Illinois Department of Corrections
Our 24 hour crisis hotline is always available at 815-932-3322. It is free and confidential.