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Help line: 440-357-1018

Forbes House offers a 24 hour helpline for crisis intervention, support, and to provide information and referrals. Staff and volunteers are always on call at Forbes House so that anyone needing to come into the domestic abuse shelter may do so no matter what time of the day or night it is. Forbes House strives to help victims free themselves from domestic abuse, whether physical, sexual, or verbal/emotional, and offer them a domestic abuse shelter where they can feel safe and speak openly.

Call 440-357-1018 now if you, or someone you know, needs our help.

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Supper Bowl

The Supper Bowl is Back!

Okay kids, we’re official, Sunday - September 7th at Matchworks (Hellriegel’s

was booked that Sunday), doors open at noon or 12:30, game starts at 1. Any and all donations would be helpful, if you didn’t ask someone last time please ask this time (this is going to be a little tough for me as we just came off of the reverse raffle). I love this event because it’s an easy one, won’t need much help. If any staff would like to attend and can’t afford the $25, I think it would be fine to pay the $15 we’ll owe Matchworks (they will not be able to join in on the draw for Brown’s tickets though).


As usual, restaurant gift certs (every time you go out to eat, aske for a $20 gift cert – chances are they will) and any other donations are welcomed so let me know if you have anything. This is never a hard sell as the ticket price is low and we only need around 100- 150 people. Let me know if anyone has samples, donations, gift cards – please feel free to share my Facebook post and distribute it to you friends. Advanced ticket sales are key, if you need tickets just let me know and I’ll mail or deliver a batch.

What is Forbes House?

Forbes House is Lake County's shelter for victims of domestic violence, providing services to family members whose lives have been affected by physical, emotional, or sexual abuse.

Some who use our services are in physical danger. Others are living with controlling partners in relationships that are emotionally abusive.

Forbes House Statistics

  • Information or assistance for 2321 Crisis Callers,
  • Housing for 88 women and 61 children, amounting to 6604 total bed nights,
  • Legal intakes or Civil Protection Order assistance for 342 women,
  • Transitional housing for 16 women and 22 children, assistance for 66 support group members.

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