COVID- 19 Response
During this time of uncertainty around the spread of COVID-19, we are committed to providing safe shelter and supportive services with minimal disruptions.
The Violence Prevention Center is staying up-to-day with information from local Health Departments, the State, and the Center for Disease Control. We will continue to take steps to best prioritize the needs of survivors while following the recommendations of public officials related to preventing the spread of COVID-19
For the safety and well-being of the survivors we serve, our volunteers, and staff the following changes have been implemented:
The Shelter Shop, our resale store, is temporarily closed.
In-person counseling appointments have been suspended. We are currently holding counseling sessions via phone when possible.
St. Clair County Courthouse is hearing Orders of Protections on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Legal advocates are providing assistance while practicing social distancing during those times.
We are currently not accepting in-person donations of supplies. If you would like to make a donation of supplies please shop from our Amazon wish list here to have them directly shipped to us.
As a reminder, support is available 24/7 at 618-235-0892. As well, our shelter, counseling, and legal advocacy teams are still in operation.
We want you to know that we are continuing our strict practice of cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing throughout our facility and shelter. In addition, we have limited in-office staff, implemented social distancing practices wherever possible. We are working to balance our social obligation to limited the spread with our dedication to keeping survivors safe and supported.
This is a rapidly changing situation and we will do our very best to keep the community notified regarding any changes to services and programming. We will keep our website and social media updated with any changes to these plans.
We do expect this will impact the Violence Prevention Center in ways we can only begin to imagine. If you wish to make a donation, please visit our secure website here.
If you have any questions please contact us.
We are grateful to our community and their commitment to survivors of domestic violence
Thank you for caring!
Updated March 23, 2020