Family Support Center

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All services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL

Domestic violence victim services (adult and youth)

Sexual assault victim services

Parenting education and 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 5-17 who have witnessed or experienced domestic violence.

Legal Advocacy-We can provide legal 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 resources for safe, short-term emergency shelter as we work with you to find more permanent housing.

What is Sexual Assault?

Sexual assault is any act that breaks a person's trust, or violates their sense of safety, and is sexual in nature.

This includes forced, coerced, or manipulated sexual activity, as well as sexual contact with someone who is unable to consent.

Sexual Assault Victim Services

Counseling and Advocacy for Victims, Families and Friends-A Sexual Assault Advocate has been trained in working with sexual assault victims to help you in your recovery process. We can also answer questions and provide support for family and friends.

Assistance with Medical Help-If you have been sexually assaulted you may need medical care for possible injuries, pregnancy, or contracted STI's. A trained Advocate will remain with you during a medical exam, if you choose.

Assistance with the Legal System-The Family Support Center can provide you with support as you work your way through the legal process. We can accompany you during police reporting and court proceedings. We cannot provide you with legal advice.

Parenting Services
Children in Between
Parents of minor children going through divorce/custody
3 hours; classes offered quarterly
Skills necessary to make divorce easier on children
Your Journey Together
Parents with children up to age 17
8 weeks; 16 hours of education
Curriculum-informed parenting practices to promote children's overall safety and well-being
Classes start in February, June & September each year
Child Care Basics
Parents with children birth-age 5
1 1/2 hours
Age & developmentally appropriate safety and basic care guidance
Offered each January, April, August & November

Individual office sessions and in-home parenting support is available. Call 715-723-1138 or e-mail

Additional parent support available for families with younger children through River Source Family Center. For more information, please visit or call 715-720-1841