Area V Programs
Area 5: Southwestern Illinois
Phoenix Crisis Center, Granite City
Madison County Safe From the Start
A Safe From the Start Grantee
Phone: (618) 451-4267
Fax: (618) 541-1052
Madison County Safe From the Start, operated by The Phoenix Crisis Center, works with a coalition of advocates, law enforcement officials, educators, and social service providers. This program has offered direct services to children ages 0-5 and their families who have been exposed to violence within southern Madison County since July 2001. A full-time Program Therapist provides individual, group, and family therapy to children and their non-offending caregivers. Art, verbal, and play therapy are used with very young children exposed to violence. A full-time Case Manager provides case management to children 0-5 and their families including conducting assessments and making appropriate community referrals. The Program Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and maintaining the Madison County SFS Coalition, community relations, parenting classes and oversees the daily activities of the program. In July 2007, Tri-Cities Safe From the Start expanded their service area to include all of Madison County. This program receives referrals from early childhood agencies, professionals, and community agencies which identify children who have experienced trauma as a result of being exposed to violence.
Macoupin County Public Health Department
MACOUPIN, MONTGOMERY, and JERSEY COUNTY
An Illinois Health Cares Grantee
The Macoupin County Public Health Department collaborates with the Safe Families Domestic Violence Victims Services Program, the Macoupin County Community Care Health Center, and Community Memorial Hospital to implement and improve the Safe Communities Coalition project. They focus on a systematic domestic and sexual violence education and advocacy program among health care providers, institutions, and the public, work to enhance clinical health care responses to domestic and sexual violence in Macoupin County, and conduct a county-wide media and presentation campaign. Their system of collaboration is used to address disparities for victims of domestic and sexual violence, and to detect and intervene in the earliest possible stages of domestic and sexual violence. The integrated network of services includes the Community Access Program, WIC, Healthy Families Illinois, family planning, teen parenting programs, domestic violence advocacy services, sliding scale primary medical services, and referrals to other community programs.