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.   

2 A Billion + Neaux Violence at Eaux Claires!

For the past three years, Family Support Center, along with their sister domestic violence agency, Embrace, have been driving forces behind Neaux Violence, an outreach project at Eaux Claires.  This year, 2 A Billion, Bon Iver’s gender equity campaign, will be present at the fest in partnership with Neaux Violence.  Since the inception of Eaux Claires, Bon Iver has worked with Neaux Violence and the local chapter of the U.S. National Kubb Championship to raise awareness of gender inequality, domestic violence, and sexual assault, and bring about a change in a community-driven atmosphere. 

 

At Eaux Claires, festival goers can visit the Neaux Violence/ 2 A Billion booth on site, learn to play Kubb, and learn more about our frontline work to end domestic violence and sexual assault.  Community partners and Eaux Claires artists will be joining in the Kubb fun as well. 

We are excited to be hiring for this new position!

FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER

Position Available:  Prevention Project Coordinator

This position is 40 hours per week and includes some evening hours.  The Family Support Center provides health insurance, vacation and sick leave benefits.  This position is responsible for the implementation of strategies for the primary prevention of domestic abuse, dating violence, and sexual assault.  Our target population group for these strategies is high school age youth and will include multi-session education to youth, training to youth serving adults and parents, and facilitation of peer mentorship/peer education projects.

Qualifications:  Minimum degree required is a bachelor’s degree in a human services related field, women’s studies or public health.  Other important qualifications include experience providing education to high school age youth and training to adults.  A qualified candidate should also have knowledge and understanding of primary prevention strategies, gender violence and oppression, root causes and intersectionality of oppressions.

Please send resume, cover letter, names and contact information for three work related references (2 from supervisors), and philosophy statement on the primary prevention of domestic abuse, dating violence and sexual assault to Geri Segal, Family Support Center, P.O. Box 143, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729.   Materials may also be faxed to 715-723-8460 or e-mailed to geri@fsccf.org .   All materials must be sent, e-mailed or faxed together and received by June 27, 2017.  For more information call (715)723-1138.   

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.

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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