Services Offered at the Family Justice Center
- Confidential assessments and safety planning
- Advocacy and support for primary and secondary survivors
- Crisis intervention both in person and over the phone
- Information regarding protective orders and assistance preparing a petition
- Counseling services including individual counseling and support groups
- Civil legal assistance and referrals
- Resource room with access to a computer, printer, phone, and our resource library
- Children’s play space (supervision may not be available)
- Referrals to various community partners for assistance finding safe shelter, counseling options, medical care, housing and financial resources, and much more.
How do I receive these services?
Our services are available to victims regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, beliefs, or economic status. However, because we are a secure facility, every person must be screened for safety purposes before entering the building. We do see walk-ins, but we cannot guarantee that an advocate will be available. To set up an appointment and to be screened in advance, please call us at 574-234-6900. All services are free and confidential.
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 Monday from 8:00-9:00 pm EST. There is no sign-up or participation requirement. To join the group, please click here. You can access the group from a laptop, desktop, tablet, or your phone.