Family Support Center

All Services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL

Key areas of service include:

  • Domestic Violence Victim Services
  • Sexual Assault Victim Services
  • Parenting Education & Support Services
  • Community Education and Referral

What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence includes any and all behaviors used by one person in a relationship to control the other.  Domestic violence can happen to anyone regardless of their appearance, race, class, age, sex, religion, cultural background, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Domestic Violence Victim Services

  • Counseling and Advocacy-Domestic violence advocates will listen and explore options with victims/survivors of past and present domestic violence.  We can also provide assistance and support in navigating systems related to violence.
  • Youth Services-We provide counseling and advocacy for youth ages 5-18 who have witnessed or experienced domestic violence.
  • Legal Advocacy-We can provide assistance with Judicare applications, restraining orders, divorce paperwork and support during hearings.  We can not provide legal advice.
  • Safety Planning-We can work with you to create a personalized safety plan whether you choose to remain in or leave a violent relationship.
  • 24-Hour Crisis Hotline-An Advocate is available to provide assistance or counseling 24 hours a day.
  • Outreach and Awareness-Presentations and public education about domestic violence are available.  Please contact the Program Director if interested.
  • Emergency Shelter-We can provide you with options for safe, short-term, emergency shelter as we work with you to find more permanent housing.

What is Sexual Assault?

Sexual assault is any sexual contact or intercourse with another person without consent of that person by use of, or the threat of, force, coercion or violence.

Sexual Assault Victim Services

  • Counseling and Advocacy for Adult & Child Victims
  • Offices in Chippewa Falls and Eau Claire
  • 24-Hour Crisis Line
  • Emergency Room Support
  • Advocacy & Support with Legal Issues
  • Support Groups
  • Support for Families & Friends of Victims

Eau Claire Outreach Office for Sexual Assault Services

  • Counseling for Victims, Families, and Friends (Adults and children)
  • Assistance with Medical Help
  • Assistance with the Legal System
  • Outreach and Awareness
  • Support groups

CASA (Center for Awareness of Sexual Assault)

  • 24 hour crisis line: 836-HELP
  • Counseling and Advocacy
  • Training on-campus first responders

 Parenting Services

  • Parent Education Classes are offered periodically to provide resources and discussion on topics such as limit setting, natural and logical consequences, improving listening skills, building self-esteem, discipline techniques and a variety of other topics.
  • Parent Education is available to families who are experiencing difficulties in managing their children and would like some support or to explore options.
  • Home Visiting Services can be provided to families as needed.
  • Collaborative services are available to community agencies to help individuals transition home. 

Youth Services

  • Counseling and advocacy are provided to child victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Group services are also available to child victims of domestic violence. Referrals are made to other area professionals as needed.
  • Protective behaviors education is offered in most school districts in the county. Our experienced teacher addresses topics such as sexual and physical abuse prevention, domestic violence, sexual harassment prevention and other topics.

Safe Exchange

  • Using a third party, this program offers a safe and nurturing place for parents to exchange their children for visitation. We provide a supportive environment with less stress for parents and children.
  • Safe Exchange is free of charge and available to any family needing or wanting service, giving priority to families where at least one parent resides in Chippewa County.


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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  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!

Our EauxClairesWI community raised over $15K for 2abillion:neauxviolence and chancetherapper's socialworks! (❤️ to AmbientInks)


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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