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 rape, child sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and domestic violence. 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 are available to community groups, law enforcement and medical personnel. To learn more about S-O-S, click here
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.