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Friday December 19 2014

WSIU Public Television, Channels 8 & 16, is pleased to bring you this local resource for information and understanding about domestic violence in the region.

If you need help, call:
The National Domestic Violence Hotline:

National Resources

American Bar Association provides a web site with resources for the public, including books such as The ABA Guide To Family Law, videotapes such as Breaking The Silence: Journeys of Hope, and downloadable brochures to aid in the understanding of practical law and courts and constitutional issues.

Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence is an interreligious educational resource addressing issues of sexual and domestic violence. This organization engages religious leaders in the task of ending abuse and prepares human services professionals to recognize and attend to the religious questions and issues that may arise in their work with women and children in crisis. The organization's emphasis is education and prevention.

Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the costs and consequences of partner violence at work - and eliminating it altogether.

Find The Good is a web site created by more than 150 organizations that provides tools to families, workplaces and communities to create environments where violence is not accepted. There are suggestions for what you can do to prevent violence as well as ideas for the workplace and faith communities.

Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation offers a web site with helpful information on reaching out to women affected by violence. Included are great ideas for volunteering in your community.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence is committed to the empowerment of battered women and their children and to the elimination of personal and societal violence in their lives.

National Organization for Women (NOW) Legal Defense and Education Fund uses the power of law to help define and defend women's rights. Highlights current news on issues of concern to women and features a report entitled, Surviving Violence and Povery.

Soroptomist International of the Americas is a volunteer service organization for women in business, management and the professions. The heart of Soroptimist's mission is to "make a difference for women" through volunteer service to the community. Projects are carefully chosen to address challenges unique to today's women. Sample club projects include providing minority women with routine medical care, funding domestic violence shelters, sponsoring career development programs for teen mothers, and tutoring women in literacy and basic job skills.

Local Resources

Catholic Social Service of Southern Illinois
Catholic Social Service is a private not-for-profit, licensed child welfare and family service agency with branch offices in Belleville, Breeze, Mt. Carmel, Mt. Vernon and Carbondale.

Child and Family Connection
Child and Family Connection agencies are the Illinois Department of Human Services' regional partners in the Early Intervention service system.

Directing Attorney Land of Lincoln Legal Services, Inc. Provides general civil practice, matrimonial/divorce, and consumer/bankruptcy services in Mount Vernon. Contact: 618.244.0235

Good Samaritan House
A homeless shelter that serves Southern Illinois and neighboring Kentucky and Indiana.
701 South Marion Street
Carbondale, IL 62901
Contact: 618.457.5794

Jackson County Health Department Works to prevent family, youth and domestic violence in Jackson County.
415 Health Dept. Rd.
Murphysboro, IL 62966
Contact: Angie Bailey at 618.684.3143 ext. 134

Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 424
Murphysboro, IL 62966
Contact: 618.684.2282 or 800.642.5335

Legal Clinics of the SIU School of Law
Domestic Violence Clinic serving victims of domestic violence in Jackson, Williamson and Union Counties.
104 Lesar Law Building
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, Illinois 62901-6821
Contact: 618.536.4423

Murphysboro Counseling Center
Provides counseling and mental health services to provide an opportunity to improve quality of life.
608 Mulberry
Murphysboro, IL 62966
Contact: 618.687.5353

Prevent Child Abuse Illinois in Marion
Offers funding information, training services, and resources to agencies serving child welfare, domestic violence, substance abuse.
2309 W. Main, Suite 108
Marion, IL 62959
Contact: Theresa Williams at 618.997.7855

Shawnee Alliance for Seniors (a Shawnee Rural Health program)
Protective services for older adults who are victims of financial exploitation, physical abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, or sexual abuse. Case Managers work with the older adult to help determine what services are most appropriate to stop the abuse. All information is kept confidential. Reporter's names will not be released.
6355 Brandhorst Drive
Carterville, IL 62918
Contact: David Mitchell at 618.985.8322

Southern Illinois Healthcare (SIH)
The Community Benefits Department of SIH strives to increase access to quality health care in the region through a number of initiatives, including programs addressing domestic violence and child abuse. 1239 E. Main St.
Carbondale, IL 62901
Contact: Woody Thorne, Director at 618.457.5200 ext. 67836

Access SI
Access SI is an online, collaborative community resource directory for the seventeen southernmost counties of Illinois.
Contact: Ayn West at 618.457.5200 ext. 67839

Southern Illinois Regional Social Services (SIRSS)
Provides a comprehensive measurement tool that focuses on substance abuse, medical, psychological, family and vocational areas.
604 E. College
Carbondale, IL 62901
Contact: Patty Wilson, Program Director at 618.457.6703, ext. 265

Southern Illlinois University Women's Studies
Women's Services, a component of the Counseling Center, serves women from the University and the surrounding community who need help with educational, vocational, and personal decisions. Staff members also offer resource and referral information, outreach workshops, consultation by request, short-term individual counseling and support groups. The center publishes a newsletter focusing on issues of interest to women several times throughout the year and maintains a library of books, articles, and periodicals on topics useful for research and personal growth.

Stopping Woman Abuse Now (SWAN) is a residential and walk-in shelter for homeless persons and victims of domestic violence. Located in Olney, SWAN serves the nine counties of Clay, Crawford, Edwards, Effingham, Jasper, Lawrence, Richland, Wabash and Wayne.
For information contact:
Linda Bookwalter, Director
618.392.3556 or toll free at 888.715.6260

Women's Services also houses the Campus Safety Program. The Campus Safety Representative provides individual and group counseling to victims of rape, sexual assault or sexual harassment. The program offers self-defense classes, after-hours escort service and rape education and prevention material to individuals, residence halls, classes and groups upon request.

Women's Services is located at B-244 Woody Hall (618-453-3655). Walk-ins are always welcome. Both women and men may use the Women's Services office.
Mailcode #6518
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901
Contact: 618.453.5141

Southern Illinois Women's Business Council serves and supports all women interested in business. It fulfills its mission by providing training programs opportunity for networking mentoring and resources that may enhance business opportunities.

Williamson County Family Crisis Center
Provides emergency services to homeless families.
Contact: 618.988.8020

The Women's Center, Inc.
Provides support to women in Southern Illinois, including services such as domestic violence and rape crisis programs.
408 West Freeman
Carbondale, IL 62901
Toll Free 24 Hour Hotline: 618.529.2324 or 1.800.334.2094
Contact: 618.549.4807

YMCA is a community service organization working to meet the health and social service needs of men, women, and children.

Edwardsville YMCA
1200 Esic Dr
Edwardsville, Illinois 62025
Contact: 618.656.0436
Gary Niebur, Executive Director
Dennis Terry, Chief Volunteer Officer

Mt. Vernon YMCA
118 S 9th St
Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864
Contact: 618.242.5345
Jason Quinn, Executive Director

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