Family Violence Task Force
If you need immediate assistance, dial 911.
24-hour SAFEline: 417-864-7233(SAFE) or 1-800-831-6863
Domestic violence is abuse which occurs between family members or persons who are related or persons who, under certain circumstances, live together. Persons who have been victims of domestic violence should have an escape plan to enable them to get away from the aggressor:
- Avoid arguments in spaces hard to escape from.
- Leave money, car keys, clothing, and copies of documents with someone you trust.
- Keep change with you at all times.
- Rehearse an escape plan with your children, including a meeting place.
- Teach children to call 911.
- If you have an order of protection, always keep a copy with you.
Remember to contact the police to report incidents of or threats of violence. Police officers will advise you of your options in reference to local resources and how to go about getting orders of protection.
Harmony House | 417-837-7700 | 519 E. Cherry
Shelter services, case management, referrals, child care, support groups, life skills and classes, legal advocacy, community presentations and workshops
The Victim Center | 417-864-7233 | 819 N. Boonville Ave.
Individual and/or group counseling, parenting classes for families with children who have witnessed and/or survived domestic violence, assistance navigating the court process, assistance obtaining community resources, safety planning, applying for Ex Parte Orders of Protection (commonly called restraining orders), assistance applying for a protected address and Crime Victims Compensation, Human Trafficking Case Manager
Clarity Recovery & Wellness (formerly Sigma House Recovery Centers) | 417-862-3339 or 1-800-520-7758 | 800 S. Park Ave.
Programs addressing substance abuse and mental health including assessments, residential and outpatient programs, individual and group therapy, special programs for families, smoking cessation, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), Gambling Addiction Services, and anger management, assistance with state and federal programs such as Drug Court, Federal Re-entry, and CSTAR, and SATOP services for DWI and DUI offenders
Associates in Caring | 417-569-3544 | 227 E. Sunshine, Suite 120
Individual and family counseling (including PTSD treatment), play therapy for children who have been abused or witnessed violence, parenting classes, anger management classes and individual therapy, therapeutic supervised visitation, crisis intervention (flexible availability).
SafeHaven of the Ozarks | 417-693-7533 | 2125 S. Kings Ave.
Supervised visitation in a safe, home-like setting, counseling services for children and families, substance abuse treatment, parenting education, support groups for grandparents raising grandchildren, crisis counseling when children go into state custody (24/7 availability)
Alternative Opportunities, Inc. | 417-862-3455 | 2411 W. Catalpa
Individual, family/couple, and/or child counseling, Parent Child Interactive Therapy, in-home advocacy focusing on family needs, assistance navigating the court process, assistance obtaining community resources, safety planning, applying for Ex Parte Orders of Protection (commonly called restraining orders), and transitional housing within Springfield community
Other helpful links:
- Great Circle
- Ambassadors for Children
- Community Partnership of the Ozarks
- Child Advocacy Center
- Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
- Isabel's House
- Jordan Valley Health Center
- Legal Services of SWMO
- Missouri Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence (MCADSV)
- One Door
- Greene County Sheriff's Office
- Springfield-Greene County Health Department
- Missouri Department of Social Services