Family Support Center

7,397  is the number of people who benefited from Family Support Center's services in 2016

Chippewa County Residents in 2016:

  • 381 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.
  • 122 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.
  • 202 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.
  • 458 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.
  • 5,226 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 2016:

  • 278 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.
  • 730 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.

We're hiring!

Position Available:  Family Support Center Parent Educator

This position is 24 hours per week.  The Family Support Center provides vacation and sick leave benefits.  This position has several responsibilities related to providing parent education and support including:  1) parent education and support in a home visitation setting; 2) one to one parent education and support in the office; 3) parenting classes and groups in a variety of settings including the Chippewa County Jail, L.E. Phillips Treatment Center, and other settings as opportunities arise; 4) new baby visits to mothers in the Birth Center of St. Joseph's Hospital. 

Qualifications:  Minimum degree required is a bachelor's degree in social work, human development and family studies or other human services related field.  Other important qualifications include:  at least two years of experience providing parent education and support in a home visitation setting and group setting, thorough knowledge of childhood development, experience working with a wide variety of families, experience with people in crisis, experience and skill in developing collaborative relationships with multiple agencies.

Please send resume, cover letter, names and contact information for three work related references (2 from supervisors) 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 familysupport@fsccf.org  All materials must be received by Friday, December 1.  For more information call 715-723-1138.

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

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Thank you to all who helped to make Ladies Evening Extravaganza 2017 a huge success! 

We are so grateful for this amazing collaboration!

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

A wonderful 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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