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The Victim Center in Springfield is moving to a new location

Published: Jun. 3, 2021 at 10:44 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 3, 2021 at 6:13 PM CDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - The Victim Center in Springfield is moving to a new building, and it will open June 14.

The Victim Center opened in 1976 as a Rape Crisis Center. It is currently located on Boonville Avenue, but will be moving just a mile away. The new location is at 815 W. Tampa Street.

“Our primary focus as a nonprofit is to provide support or services to crime victims who have survived any type of violent or sexual crime,” said Brandi Bartel.

One of the things that the new location will help with is allowing the staff to better help people going through tragedies.

The center will be closed through June 13 while they relocate. Even with the location is closed the 24-Hour Crisis Line is still open.

“We have a trained team of staff and volunteers who are equipped to handle any questions a victim would have,” said Bartel.

They will help with things like like how to report a crime or how victims of crimes can get support.

Bartel said this way the paperwork can get rolling and your apartment will already be scheduled for when the Victim Center reopens.

If you don’t want to call the hotline, social media is also an option.

“People are welcome to send us a message on social media. We have a generic email address that the staff will be checking on a regular basis,” said Bartel.

Anyone needing assistance during the closure can call the hotline at 417-864-7233 or email at hope@thevictimcenter.org.

The center will open in their new building at 9 a.m. June 14.

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