Family Support Center

6,788  is the number of people who benefited from Family Support Center's services in 2015

Chippewa County Residents in 2015:

  • 421 survivors of domestic violence received support, counseling, and advocacy.  The Family Support Center helps victims by providing a 24-hour crisis line, counseling, advocacy, group support, assistance with restraining orders, emergency shelter, and other support services.
  • 154 youth affected by domestic violence received support, counseling, and education.  Counseling & skill-building groups focus on issues such as dynamics of domestic violence, feelings, safety planning, coping with violence, positive communication skills, self-esteem, anger management, and positive conflict resolution.
  • 215 survivors of sexual assault received support, counseling, and advocacy.  Through this program, victims of sexual assault receive the support they need to cope and heal.  Services include counseling, advocacy, group support, and a 24-hour crisis line.
  • 510 parents learned how to improve their parenting skills.  The Family Support Center provides home visiting services, parent coaching sessions, parenting classes, safe exchange services, and a family resource center.  Services and activities focus on family communication, children's social & emotional development, divorce and co-parenting, understanding children's misbehavior, reflective listening, problem solving and helping parents help their children learn and grow.
  • 4,442 children & teens received prevention education to enhance their safety and help them cope with difficult issues in their lives.  Topics include sexual abuse and physical abuse prevention, coping with family violence, sexual harassment, dating violence prevention, and understanding healthy and unhealthy relationships.

Eau Claire County Residents in 2015:

  • 283 survivors of sexual assault received support, counseling, and advocacy.  Through this program, victims of sexual assault receive the support they need to cope and heal.  Services include counseling, advocacy, group support and a 24 hour crisis line.
  • 763 high school students, college students, educators, professionals, service groups and others received sexual assault awareness and prevention education.  Topics include general information about sexual assault, prevention strategies, and coping skills.

In 2014 our services benefited the lives of thousands of Chippewa and Eau Claire residents

 

 Chippewa County residents in 2014:

  • 364 survivors of domestic violence received support, counseling and advocacy. 
  • 141 children affected by domestic violence received support, counseling, and education.  
  • 4,178 children & adolescents received prevention education to enhance their safety and help them cope with difficult issues in their lives.  
  • 191 survivors of sexual assault received support, counseling, and advocacy.  
  • 570 parents improved their parenting skills.  

                                                    Eau Claire residents in 2014:

  • 750 middle and high school students, college students, educators, professionals, service groups and others received sexual assault awareness education and prevention.  
  • 288 survivors of sexual assault received support, counseling, and advocacy. 

 

In 2013 our services benefited the lives of thousands of Chippewa and Eau Claire residents

 Chippewa County Residents in 2013

  • 381 survivors of domestic violence took steps to break the cycle of violence in their lives.  
  • 94 children affected by domestic violence received support, counseling, and education.  
  • 5,275 children & adolescents received prevention education to enhance their safety and help them cope with difficult issues in their lives.  
  • 162 survivors of sexual assault received support, counseling, and advocacy. 
  • 492 parents improved their parenting skills.  

 

 Eau Claire residents in 2013:

 263 survivors took steps to heal from the trauma of sexual assault. 

  • 678 middle and high school students, college students, educators, professionals, service groups and others received sexual assault awareness education.   

Breaking the Silence Support Group

Breaking the Silence is a free and confidential support group open to all adults who have experienced or witnessed any form of domestic violence.  Learn how to cope and relax, understand the cycle of violence, identify red flags, empower yourself and more.  No sign-up is required, come to as many sessions as you would like.  Children over the age of five are welcome to attend a Youth Support Group at the same time.

Breaking the Silence will meet every Tuesday from May 9th-June 13th from 3:00-4:00 p.m. at Family Support Center.

For more information, please call Family Support Center at 715-723-1138.

Thank you to all who attended Walk A Mile-Chippewa Valley!

Thank you to all who helped make Ladies Evening Extravaganza such a huge success!

Thank you!!!

 A huge thank you to The Plus for hosting our kNOw MORE event again this year. It was an empowering event to commemorate Sexual Assault Awareness Event. The event was a huge success, thanks in great part to The Plus for providing such a perfect location. Thank you for supporting your community!

Thank you to our wonderful hosts from Clearwater Comedy: Mackenzie Bublitz, Cullen Ryan and Christina Wolff. Additional huge thank you's to the talented musicians and performers: Caitlin McGarvey, Sniffle Party, Lasa Anahata Tribal and Jerrika Mighelle and Elizabeth Steans. Thank you all for generously giving your time and talent, which added so much to this empowering event.

Thank you to all of the agencies who provided important information at the resource fair during the kNOw MORE event last night. Thank you to UW-EC Student Health Services, Hmong Mutual Assistance Association, Eau Claire City-County Health Dept., Chippewa Valley Child Advocacy Center, AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, Bolton Refuge House & Q2 (LGBTQ+youth group). Thank you for being an important part of the kNOw MORE event, and for your continued service and dedication.

 

Thank you to all of the businesses who donated prizes for this year's kNOw MORE event at The Plus. We appreciate your generosity.  Thank you to those of you who donated new socks and underwear for programs serving survivors. Your donation is appreciated.

 

Most importantly, thank you to all of the survivors and allies who attended the event. We hope you felt the support of your community all around you. The event was for you.

 

 

 

 

 

Exciting new S.M.I.L.E. program at River Source Family Center!

A new program for families in Chippewa County that will provide opportunities for your child (ages birth to 5 years) to shine brightly in all areas of their life!

S Social-Emotional Development

M Motor Development

I Intellectual Development

L Language Development

E Early Health & Well Being

Call River Source Family Center at 715-720-1841 for more information

or to register for the program

 

Thank you!!

Thank you to Xcel Energy for their grant to support our Economic Empowerment for Domestic Violence Survivors program!

 

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