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Who we are:
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. 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 in downtown South Bend, victims and their families can more easily access services and receive the help they need.
Another component of the FJC is S-O-S, which has been supporting the community since 1974. S-O-S is the 24-Hour crisis hotline for St. Joseph County, which provides crisis intervention, support, hospital accompaniment and advocacy for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking.
To speak with an advocate now, call 574-289-HELP(4357)
To learn more about S-O-S, click here
Online Support Services
The FJC offers a free, confidential online support group for survivors of domestic violence. While this group is not therapeutic, this type of self-help service is very beneficial in allowing survivors to share experiences and their feelings about the assault. Participants can also learn information and coping techniques from each other while remaining fully anonymous. The online support group will begin Monday, March 2nd
, 2020 and is held every other Monday from 8:00-9:00 pm EST. To join the group, please click here
. You can access the group from a laptop, desktop, tablet, or your phone.
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 survivors 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.