Month: September 2016

Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois Receives Committment to Community Award

September 02, 2016 | Commitment to Community
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The Commitment to Community Award is presented quarterly to a Chamber Member who demonstrates a commitment to improving the quality of life for residents and/or businesses in the greater Belleville area. The Ambassadors are honored to present this quarter’s award to the Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois. The Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois has been providing services to victims of domestic violence and providing prevention and education to the community for over 36 years. When the Center was founded in 1979, it consisted of one five-room shelter in Belleville with one part-time staffer. Today it employs 32 people and has physical presences in Monroe, Randolph, and St. Clair Counties. The Center provides comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence including shelter, legal advocacy, counseling, prevention education, art therapy and a 24/7 hotline. They…

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