Crime Victim Center's
Response to COVID-19
At the Crime Victim Center, the health and well-being of our staff and clients is our top priority. While what health officials know about coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to develop, we do know that varied cases across the country have been increasing. It is with an abundance of caution that beginning Monday, March 16, we are closing our actual physical location. Most of our staff will continue to work from home, and will be able to return your phone calls (if you leave a message) and emails. We are taking these steps to minimize exposure to COVID-19 and its spread while doing our best to continue to provide quality services to our clients.
As always, the health, safety and well-being of our clients, staff and extended family is of paramount concern. We will continue to carefully monitor this quickly evolving situation and are here to assist our clients. For additional information about COVID-19, visit the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention at cdc.gov. The CDC has also put together this helpful handout on what you can do to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
What does this mean for our Clients and Supporters?
The Counseling Department is accepting new counseling clients and providing therapy through TeleMental Health. If you are a returning client, please contact your Counselor to make arrangements.
The Legal HelpLine will still be taking calls. Contact them at 314-664-6699
The Crime Victim Center is suspending client Walk-In hours until further notice. If you have questions about Illinois or Missouri Victim Compensation, paperwork, please contact us at (314) 652-3623, leave a voicemail, and a staff member will call you back and walk you through the process.
The Crime Victim Center will provide operational updates on its website and Facebook, as needed.
Our hearts go out to all who have been affected by COVID-19—together we will successfully navigate this situation. Thank you for your support, and please do not hesitate to contact us through email or phone with any questions you may have.
Be kind to one another!