Family Support Center

Volunteers Needed for our Safe Exchange Program!!

Safe Exchange facilitators assist families in safely exchanging their children for visitation. Volunteers are needed Fridays and Sundays from 4:00-7:00 p.m.   If interested, please contact Lori at 715-723-1138 or resourcedev@fsccf.org.

Volunteer Opportunities

Family Support Center is always looking for individuals to help with various programs. Availability for these programs changes throughout the year, so please call 715-723-1138 for current openings. Volunteers are required to fill out an application and undergo background checks.

 

On-Call Advocate: (Females only) Provides evening and weekend coverage on a rotating basis for our 24-hour hotline. Serves as a compassionate presence for those who have been hurt and are in need of support. Requests are likely to give support and information over the phone, accompany someone to the hospital, or sit with them through a law enforcement call. Initial training sessions scheduled at your convenience. Additional training sessions available throughout the year. Six month commitment required.

 

Office Assistant/Phone Answering: Assist with office projects, mailings, computer tasks, and phones. Answering phones at the Family Support Center including both business and crisis calls.

 

Safe Exchange Volunteer: Assist families in safely exchanging their children for visitation.

 

Interested? Want more information? Please call Lori, Resource Development Coordinator, at 723-1138 Or by email at resourcedev@fsccf.org

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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