Join the Family Justice Center on June 23, 2018 for South Bend’s inaugural Bacon Around the Bend 5k and 1 mile Bacon Dash! Click here to find out more and sign up!
The Family Justice Center of St. Joseph County serves as a one-stop help center for victims of domestic/family violence, sexual assault and stalking, as well as individuals 50 years or older that are survivors of financial exploitation and elder abuse. The FJC is a non-profit agency that is collocated and works collaboratively with other non-profit and governmental agencies to help victims and their families quickly and confidentially seek information, and easily access resources to help them escape the cycle of violence and move toward healing. By having these services in one building, victims and their families can more easily receive the help they need.
Another component of the FJC is S-O-S, the rape crisis center for St. Joseph County. In this community since 1974, S-O-S provides 24-hour crisis intervention, support, and advocacy for victims of rape, child sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and domestic violence. Hospital accompaniment at the area hospital emergency departments is offered. Support groups and counseling are available on-site. S-O-S also offers risk reduction programs to students in our community that address child sexual abuse, sexual assault, and domestic violence reaching over 20,000 students each school year. Presentations and training sessions reach community groups, law enforcement and medical personnel round out S-O-S’ comprehensive services.
Thinking About Leaving an Abusive Relationship?
You don’t have to go it alone. The Family Justice Center of St. Joseph County is here to help.
We bring the services you need under one roof, so you can get help with a range of issues—safety, legal, employment, education and much more—with just a single stop. We are a resource for local people like you, who are, or could become, victims of domestic abuse. Our services are free and available to teenagers, men, women and the elderly regardless of religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, race, or ethnicity.
Ready to take the next step? Call us at (574) 234-6900, or click here for more information about who we are, and how we can help you. We create survivors, and you can become a survivor, too.