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
28 North Bronze Pointe
Swansea, IL 62226
235 East Delmar Avenue
Alton, IL 62202
East St. Louis
3129 State Street
East St. Louis IL 62205
535 Edwardsville Road
Troy, IL 62294
On-call 24/7 to provide in-person crisis support to survivors of sexual violence at a hospital
We inform survivors of legal rights and assist them in navigating the legal system
Provided to survivors aged 4 and older and their significant others
Community and Professional Education
Education, workshops, and training
Community mobilization including school presentations
Connections to resources and assistance programs
Confidential Sexual Assault Crisis Line
Call any time. 24/7.
All services provided by the sexual assault victims care unit are free and confidential.
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.
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.
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.