In the wake of recent domestic violence incidents that have deeply affected our community in Tinley Park, Downers Grove, and the surrounding areas over the last few days, Pillars Community Health grieves for the victims who lost their lives and their families. The horrific events involving the Kassem and Romeo families remind us once again of the devastating consequences of domestic violence
Domestic violence cuts across all classes, races, ethnicities, and professions, often behind closed doors. These incidents underscore the urgent ongoing need for awareness, support, and preventive measures to protect those experiencing domestic violence from such senseless tragedies.
While the circumstances surrounding these incidents are still under investigation, it is a stark reminder that domestic violence is at the core of many instances of gun violence across our nation. Statistics show that most mass shootings have ties to domestic violence, and the victims in these cases are more likely to lose their lives.
We call upon our community and lawmakers to support initiatives like red flag laws and legislation that restricts individuals with a history of domestic violence from obtaining firearms. These measures can be vital in preventing shootings committed by individuals with a history of violence or instability.
Pillars Community Health remains committed to providing resources, support, and education to end domestic violence in the communities we serve. We encourage anyone who may be experiencing or witnessing domestic violence to seek help, and we are here to provide assistance and guidance.
Together, as a community, we must work towards a safer future with zero acts of domestic violence. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families during this time, and we pledge our continued efforts to address and prevent domestic violence in our community.
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, please reach out to local resources and organizations dedicated to providing support and assistance. Your safety is our priority.
For more information or assistance, please contact our helpline at 708-485-5254 or visit