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Organization: Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern IL
101 S Illinois Street
Belleville, IL 62222

Main: 618-233-6810
Hotline: 618-235-0892
Fax: 618-235-9521
Toll Free: 1-800-924-0096
Hours of Operation:  Mon: 08:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Tue: 08:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Wed: 08:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Thur: 08:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Fri: 08:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Darlene Jones, M.A. (Primary Contact)
Executive Director
Main: 618-236-2531 EX 106
Melissa Russell
Director of Residential & Crisis Hotline Services
Main: 618-236-2531 EX 112
Tina Kampwerth
Director of Counseling
Main: 618-236-2531 EX 116
Shelter Shop
19 Bellevue Park Plaza, Belleville, IL 62226
Main: 618-234-4704

Service: Domestic Violence Services/Resources

24 hour residential program for battered women and children.  If in need of help, first call the hotline where you will be assessed and told how to proceed from there.
Mission: VPCSI works to eliminate domestic violence in individual lives and society as a whole.
Philosophy: At VPCSI we believe that all people have the right to be free from harm, to be respected, and to determine and pursue their own goals.

  • Emergancy shelter
  • 24 hour hotline for domestic violence
  • Art therapy
  • Individual and group counseling for children and adults
  • Community outreach
  • Court and police advocacy
  • Information and referrals
  • Website: get help, get educated, get involved, teen information, links and resources, news and events, how to donate, and volunteer opportunities.
  • Shelter Shop: sells pre-owned clothing, furniture, and other items with money going to help support the services at VPCSWI.  The shop is run by volunteers and items are donated.  See above for location of shop.




Women and their dependent children who are victims of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse.  Boys over 13 years of age will be referred to a youth shelter.




Data Reviewed 7/25/19 AVB

Categories:Clothing - Reduced Price Clothing
Counseling - Domestic Violence
Hotline - Domestic Violence
Housing/Shelters - Emergency
Legal Services - Advocacy
Volunteer/Service - Volunteer Matching