WORKING TO END SEXUAL VIOLENCE
Supporting survivors through counseling, medical and legal advocacy, and community prevention services. Serving Madison, St. Clair, Randolph, Jersey, and Monroe counties.

SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIMS CARE UNIT

LOCATIONS

Main Office

28 North Bronze Pointe
Suite B

Swansea, IL 62226
(618) 397-0975

Alton

235 East Delmar Avenue

Alton, IL 62202

(618) 462-0552

East St. Louis

3129 State Street

East St. Louis IL 62205

(618) 271-8990

Troy

535 Edwardsville Road

Suite 120

Troy, IL 62294

(618) 667-3350

SERVICES

Medical Advocacy

On-call 24/7 to provide in-person crisis support to survivors of sexual violence at a hospital

Legal Advocacy

We inform survivors of legal rights and assist them in navigating the legal system

Counseling

Provided to survivors aged 4 and older and their significant others

Community and Professional Education

Education, workshops, and training

Prevention

Community mobilization including school presentations

Resource Advisement

Connections to resources and assistance programs

Confidential Sexual Assault Crisis Line

(618) 397-0975

Call any time. 24/7.

All services provided by the sexual assault victims care unit are free and confidential.

MEDICAL ADVOCACY

Medical advocates are available 24/7 to assist survivors in the Emergency Room. An advocate acts as a liaison with healthcare professionals, provides crisis support, and ensures the survivors' needs are met. We aim to empower survivors to make individualized choices by explaining the medical and legal options available to them. 

LEGAL ADVOCACY

Call for Help does not provide legal advice. However, legal advocates can explain a survivor's options. We support all sexual assault survivors whether or not they want to report the crime to law enforcement. Legal advocates assist with any services that relate to the justice system. These services can include: filing for a protective order, filing for Crime Victims Compensation, accompaniment while filing a police report, and explaining the criminal justice process.  

COUNSELING

Our counseling services are free and confidential. Call for Help provides counseling services to survivors (age 4+) and to a survivor’s significant others. A “significant other” is anyone the survivor identifies as their support person. Sessions are focused on personalized goal planning to improve emotional well-being and healing. In-person and telehealth options are available.  

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Participants in prevention education classes learn how to identify elements of rape culture, identify and reduce risk factors, and become agents of change within their communities. Each session is developmentally appropriate, highly interactive, and tailored for each group. Our curriculum is evidence-based, and we work to include multiple learning styles and educational best practices. Classes and workshops are available for kids, teens, community members, and professionals. 

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