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Sexual Assault and Family Emergencies (SAFE)

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A Trustworthy Sexual Abuse Nonprofit

Few times in a person's life are as lonely or as frightening as the days following a sexual assault. At SAFE, we understand that, which is why we offer crisis intervention by phone and in-person, medical and legal advocacy, and personal and emotional support to sexual assault victims and their families. Our organization provides educational resources regarding subjects such as personal safety, dating violence, sexting, and human trafficking, providing essential resources to vulnerable individuals. As a 501(c)(3) sexual abuse nonprofit, we also provide services for sexual assault victims and non-offending family members regardless of age, race, sex, or sexual orientation. Contact us to discuss your needs or make a donation to support our organization today.


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Our Founder

While doing her work as Chief Probation Officer of Fayette County, founder Doris Benefiel saw a need for support services for victims of sexual assault and their families. After exploring possibilities, a core group of eight women from various organizations and professions visited the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA) Office in Springfield. SAFE was incorporated in January 1986 as a nonprofit focusing on sexual crisis interventions. Following Doris' lead, we now put our many, many years of experience to work for sexual abuse victims every day. Contact us today to discuss your needs.

Mission Statement

SAFE's mission is to alleviate sexual violence and help sexual victims and their families recover and reclaim their lives. As an organization, we will work to overcome obstacles by educating society at large about the causes and consequences of sexual violence. SAFE will assist with healing by creating a support system for victims and their families consisting of medical and legal advocacy, counseling, and education.

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Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Phone
24-Hour Hotline 1-800-625-1414

Address

1410 Sunset Dr., Suite G, Vandalia, IL 62471
Phone: (618) 283-1414

730 E 2nd St.,
Centralia, IL 62801
Phone: (618) 533-0475

1108 S Willow St., Suite 12, Effingham, IL 62401
Phone: (217) 342-6623

123 S 10th St., Suite 302,
Mt. Vernon Illinois, 62864
Phone: (618) 244-9330

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday,
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Service Area
Bond, Clay, Clinton, Effingham, Fayette, Hamilton, Jefferson, Marion, Washington, Wayne, and White Counties

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