24-Hour Hotline - 1-800-334-2094

As an essential service provider in our communities, The Women's Center remains open.

If you are in immediate danger or crisis, call our 24-hour hotline at 800-334-2094

It is naive in these circumstances to use the term "business as usual", but we remain vigilant in our mission to end domestic violence and sexual assault in southern Illinois and assist survivors during this cris because - unfortunately - sexual and domestic violence also continues.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to end domestic violence and sexual assault in Southern Illinois and to assist survivors of these crimes and their non-offending significant others.

We accomplish this by having everyone - staff, interns and volunteers - use a strength based, client-centered counseling approach to empower all survivors. We support the survivor to explore coping strategies and therapeutic techniques that resonate and work best for them, rather than diagnosing or telling a survivor what they should do.  Survivors are always in the driver's seat.

Client centered services involve listening, encouraging, validating, normalizing, reflecting and giving resources while providing a safe environment in which to do so.

We have served Southern Illinois for over 40 years by providing the following confidential, free of charge services to adults, adolescents and children:

• 24-hour crisis hotline intervention 1-800-334-2094 available 7 days a week, 365 days a year, emergency shelter, food, supplies, referrals and transportation

• individual and group support, counseling information, referrals, education

• case management, legal, medical, and personal advocacy