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

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

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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