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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Domestic Violence Shelter


Are you unsafe in your own home?

Do you need a safe place for you and your children? You don't have to stay with your abuser. We can provide safe, secure shelter for adults and children. 

Between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017, The Women’s Center provided 212 children and 1,131 adults a combined total of 7,283 nights of safe shelter and 11,897 hours of domestic violence services.

The Women's Center has operated continuously since its founding more than 45 years ago. Our staff of professionals and trained volunteers are dedicated to helping people regain control of their lives, their choices, and their futures.

One of the first domestic violence centers in the country, The Women's Center, Inc. was created in 1972 by a group of women who recognized the need for a safe, secure environment for southern Illinois women and their children.

We can help you too! You don't have to stay with your abuser. Make an escape plan.