Family Support Center

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Family Support Center in the News

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

WQOW interviewed Jeni, our Domestic Violence Program Director, about our "Letters to Survivors" project for DVAM. Here's the link:

Family Support Center starts 'letters to survivors' project

Human Trafficking

Kenzie, the Human Trafficking Case Manager with Family Support Center, spoke with WEAU 13 News yesterday in response to the investigations of the Altoona Superintendent and the Eau Claire County District Attorney.
There has been much in the local news lately that may be triggering for survivors. If you would like to speak with an Advocate about how you are feeling and what you are experiencing, you can reach out 24/7. 715.723.1138.

               River Source Family Center

United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley helps fund programs provided by Family Support Center. One of these programs is River Source Family Center. Here is Miss Brenda, talking about this wonderful program!

United Way Campaign Video

Volunteer Needs

Family Support Center is looking for compassionate volunteers for our 24/7 crisis hotline.

We spoke with WEAU about the need for On-Call volunteers in the Chippewa Valley. Here's the link:

On-Call Advocates Needed

Child Abuse Awareness

April is National Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month. Sara, one of our Domestic Violence Youth Advocates, talked with WEAU about the importance of raising awareness about child abuse and neglect. Here's the link to the interview:

How to spot signs of child abuse (

Domestic Violence

Family Support Center implements Lethality Assessment Protocol in light of domestic violence related deaths in Wisconsin

Western Wisconsin Anti-Violence Programs Create “Black Lives Matter” Video

Seven anti-violence programs in Northwestern Wisconsin collaborated to create an awareness and education video articulating reasons why they believe Black Lives Matter.
“The regional agencies all came together to work on and publish this video because we want to support our communities in understanding the root oppressions that cause violence against women are linked to racism. We can’t end one form of violence without addressing the other,” says Geri Segal, Executive Director of Family Support Center, which serves individuals, families, and communities who have been affected by violence in Chippewa and Eau Claire counties.
The video can be found at
The agencies involved in the video are Black & Brown Womyn Power Coalition, Inc., The Bridge to Hope, Community Referral Agency, Family Support Center, Oakwood Haven, Turningpoint, and Embrace.

Family Support Center is offering in-person services once again!

Family Support Center remains dedicated to serving survivors in our community now that the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic is lessening. Our staff is fully vaccinated and are offering in-person services once again. Those who come to our office need to wear a mask (provided), to ensure safety for all. Along with in-person services, we are continuing to offer virtual services to everyone, and will continue to do so after the pandemic. For some, this is a more convenient option. As always, we continue to be available 24-7 for support and advocacy. We can provide extensive services over the phone and through video conferencing:

· Counseling

· Individual and systems advocacy

· Restraining order assistance and preparation

· Safety planning

· Sheltering

· Support during sexual assault exams

· Developing coping strategies

· Information and referral

River Source Family Center is currently offering many outdoor in-person, as well as virtual, activities.