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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Education & Training


Preventing Sexual Assault

The Women's Center offers public education and prevention programs on many topics related to domestic violence and sexual assault/abuse. Our counselors and speakers will make onsite visits to schools, workplaces, worship centers, and organizations in order to speak to children, adolescents, and adults. We sponsor professional training for various professional groups--such as legal, medical, and law enforcement.

On college campuses, the Women's Center also provides resources designed to increase awareness of sexual violence among campus and community members, prevent incidences of sexual violence in the southern Illinois region, and provide resources for campus faculty and staff, community leaders, businesses and organizations regarding sexual violence prevention and response.

All education programs and trainings are provided at no cost. All sessions can be adapted for small groups, classes or large events and presented as one-time or multiple session presentations.

 For more information on education and prevention programs, please contact Prevention Educator Carlee Coplea at (618) 549-4807 ext 264.

Sexual Violence Prevention Education & Training

Presentations for Students:

• Sexual Assault

• Sexual Consent

• Stalking

• Hate Crimes

• Sexism

• Partner violence

• Dating violence

• Child Abuse

• Cyberbullying

• Sex-positivity

• Healthy Relationships

• Gender Violence in Pop Culture

• Diversity & Anti-oppression

• Street Harassment

• Drug-facilitated Sexual Assault

• Rape Culture

• Language & Violence

• Sexual Harassment

• LGBTIQA-Specific Issues

• Bystander Intervention

Training for Professionals & Organizations:

• How to Recognize Signs of Assault or Abuse

• Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence

• Intersectional Systems of Oppression

• Gender Violence Prevention Education

• Violence Against Specific Populations

• Creating Oppression-Free Environments

• Crisis Intervention & Response

• Language & Gender Violence

Training for Teachers & Administrators: 

• How to Recognize Signs of Assault or Abuse

• Responding to Disclosures About Gender Violence

• Teen Dating Violence & Sexual Assault

• Creating Oppression-Free Environments


Community Initiatives:


Coaching Boys Into Men

Athletic coaches play an extremely influential role in the lives of young men. Because of their relationship, coaches are poised to positively influence how young men think and behave, both on and off the field. Coaching Boys Into Men (CBIM) is the only evidence-based prevention program that trains and motivates high school coaches to teach their young male athletes healthy relationship skills that underscores the message that violence never equals strength.

The Women’s Center’s Prevention Educator Carlee Coplea can provide information on how your school cam implement Coaching Boys Into Men with your student athletes.

Sexual Harassment Policy Development:

The Women’s Center can assist your company or school district with the development of sexual harassment and anti-bullying policies.


Contact Prevention Educator Carlee Coplea

Rape Crisis Services

(618) 549-4807 ext. 264