The Crisis Center of Anderson & Cherokee Counties is here for you. We offer a suite of services to men and women who have experienced family violence or sexual assault. Help is just a phone call away.

Call 1-800-232-8519


In the United States, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men will experience family violence at the hands of an intimate partner. Physical violence is often accompanied by forcing partners into isolation financially and emotionally to make the victim feel like they’re alone.

They aren’t.

The Crisis Center offers a suite of services for victims of family violence, stalking, harassment, and other dangerous situations, including:

Safehouses & Women's Shelters

Approximately 50% of women escaping from family violence experience homelessness. The Crisis Center’s safehouses are a remedy for women who are seeking freedom from violence.

Our safehouses are in undisclosed locations and they serve as emergency shelters for women and their children. The houses are able to sleep 24 people. Each feature a fully-stocked pantry, family-style kitchen, and play areas for the children.

The houses are gated, locked, and monitored by security cameras. They’re staffed by a shelter manager and case manager who work with residents to find the resources they need to build a life free of fear and violence.


1 out of every 6 women in the United States has been the victim of a rape or an attempted rape. 1 out of every 33 men have.

If you believe that you are the victim of sexual assault, an advocate at The Crisis Center is standing by. Call our 24-hour hotline to speak to someone who can help.


The Crisis Center takes a holistic approach to helping our clients heal from sexual assault–however you choose to do that. At The Crisis Center, you’re in charge of your recovery.

We offer a variety of services that can help you, and they’re available to you no matter what you should choose to do.

Our advocates will help you find the services that are right for your situation.

Forensic Medical Examinations

The Crisis Center partners with forensic medical providers to offer Sexual Assault Nurse Examinations (SANE) for both adults and children.

A SANE exam will determine the extent of your injuries and, should you wish it, form the basis of any criminal charges you choose to file. You are, however, under no obligation to file any charges should you not wish to do so.

The exam room is located at our Palestine offices.


The Crisis Center maintains two emergency women’s shelters in undisclosed locations. If your situation is no longer safe, our emergency shelters are open to you and your children.

The house is located in a residential neighborhood and sleeps up to 24 women and their children. They feature play areas for the children, a large family-style kitchen, and everything else you need.

Each house is gated, with security cameras on the premises to monitor guests. Each home is run by a shelter manager and a case manager, both of whom are available to help you through this difficult time.

If you don’t feel safe, contact our 24/7 emergency line today to speak with someone who can help.

Victim Advocacy

Victim advocates at the Crisis Center are here to help you with whatever you need. They offer a suite of services, including:

  • Assistance when filing protective orders
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Safety planning
  • Assistance registering for SAVNS/VINE, a telephone service that helps victims get information about their attacker’s court proceedings and custody status
  • Assistance applying for the Crime Victims Compensation (CVC) Fund, which can fund counseling, medical treatment, and loss of income
  • Referrals to Crisis Center and community resources that can help.

Our Advocates are here for you–even if you just want someone to go to court hearings with you so you aren’t alone.

Evidence Based Therapy and Counseling

81% of people who survived family violence or sexual assault report psychological difficulties, like PTSD, depression, and anxiety.

The Crisis Center works with licensed counselors to provide trauma informed therapies, including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to adults, children, and families sufffering from abuse and other crisis situations. 

These modalities are designed to help victims work through and heal from symptoms of  trauma they may have experienced in the wake of–and for years after–an attack.

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