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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Safety & Escape Plan

BEFORE A VIOLENT INCIDENT OCCURS

Are you prepared?

• Teach your children to call 911.

• Identify neighbors you can tell about the violence in your life and ask them to call the police if they hear or see a disturbance. 

• Develop a code word or signal to use so family, friends, or neighbors will know you are in danger and call the police.

• Open your own savings account to increase your independence.

• Leave money, an extra set of keys, copies of important documents, and extra clothes with someone you trust.