24-Hour Crisis Hotline: (800) 334-2094

Survivor Support

for a Thriving Community.

Our mission is to end domestic violence and sexual assault in Southern Illinois
and to assist survivors of these crimes and their non-offending significant others.
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Our Services

What we do to serve you. Let us help you get back to a happier place.
All Inclusive 
Survivor Support
No matter who you are, where you come from, or what you believe. We are all human, and we are here to support you when you need it most.
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Victim Advocacy
If you are a victim of violence, you are not alone. From fellow survivors, to advocates, to communities of support. Let us advocate for you!
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Education and 
Learn how to make the world just that much better. With education and training on preventing violence and supporting victims.
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We're always here for you.
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About Us

Who We Are

One of the first domestic violence centers in the country, The Survivor Empowerment Center was created in 1972 by a group of visionaries who recognized the need for a safe, secure environment for Southern Illinois domestic survivors and their children. We are pro-choice in all aspects of women's social, educational, financial, family, and legal rights...We also grew the geographic area in which we provided services; starting in Jackson County but evolving over the decades to include Franklin, Gallatin, Johnson, Perry, Saline, Union and Williamson counties.

We Are Here For You

A Thriving Community

Local Office

Local support, local advocates, local love. Everything you need is right here.

Here for You

You are never alone, anytime, anywhere, we are always there when you need us.

All Inclusive

We love you for you, and you should too. Always feel welcome to get support we you need it.

24 Hour Availability

24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Never feel trapped again, help is always just a call away. 
"The Survivor Empowerment Center 
helped free me from my domestic abuse situation. I never thought I would feel 
like this again! Thank you!"
- Nora, 2022
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For emergencies, please call the 24 hour: (800) 334-2094
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24 Hour Hotline:
(800) 334-2094
(618) 549-4807
610 S Thompson St,
Carbondale, IL 62901
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