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The Daily Egyptian

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Survivor Empowerment Center seeking donations due to shelter influx


The Survivor Empowerment Center is asking the southern Illinois community to collect donations for the domestic violence shelter. 

On Sunday, the center posted on Facebook, “There has been a significant influx in our population. Really [tough] times for lots of individuals.”

The shelter is running low on blankets, single sheet sets, pillows, towels, shampoo and conditioner. New and gently used items are acceptable. Money donations can be made on its website by clicking “donate” in the top right corner or through the Taste of Chocolate fundraiser page. PayPal, Debit, and Credit cards are accepted. 


The shelter is open 24/7, so donations can be brought in at any time. The Facebook page commented that items should be brought to the shelter door, which is “the last door on [the] north side” at 610 S. Thompson St. in Carbondale.

Administration hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

“We greatly appreciate any and all assistance,” the post reads. “Thank you in advance.” 

The Survivor Empowerment Center’s mission, according to its website, is “to end domestic violence and sexual assault in Southern Illinois and to assist survivors of these crimes and their non-offending significant others.”

The center’s services include education and training, all-inclusive survivor support and victim advocacy. It works to provide a safe space and resources to all people in Southern Illinois who have been impacted by domestic abuse. 

The website states, “Our services are confidential, free of charge, and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to women, men, adolescents & children in Franklin, Jackson, Johnson, Perry, Saline, Williamson, Union and Gallatin counties.”

The Daily Egyptian will update this story with more information as it develops. 



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