24-hour crisis hotline: (417) 864-7233 (SAFE)
The Victim Center
Established in 1976 as a rape crisis center, The Victim Center has developed into a comprehensive victim services organization. The agency serves victims of violent and sexual crime in Springfield and southwest Missouri.
The mission of The Victim Center is to provide:
- Prevention education to help community members avoid victimization;
- 24-hour crisis intervention to assist victims immediately following trauma;
- Counseling for those who have been victimized;
- Support and interfacing with the police, criminal justice system, and medical personnel.
The Victim Center is a member agency of the United Way of the Ozarks. It is also a member of the Missouri Victim Assistance Network.