Remedies ball raises funds for vital services

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- A domestic violence incident happens every 84 minutes in our community according to Remedies and they say it's the call our officers respond to most.

Visitors to the Remedies Ball are helping local domestic violence victims. The shelter offers counseling and helps victims with safety planning. They also provide a 24-hour crisis line and transportation to and from school for kids. They say none of that, including moving into a new 62 bed facility earlier this year, would be possible without money raised from the ball.

"It wasn't that long ago that the Department of Justice came into Rockford and looked at major problems in the community," says Gary Halbach Remedies CEO and President. "Domestic violence and opioid addiction were two of the major issues they identified. Both of those things we're able to address because of the additional funds we get from an event like this."

Halbach says in the past year, Remedies was able to help over 4,000 women and children because of events like this ball.