S-O-S of the FJC is the Rape Crisis Center for St. Joseph County, offering a variety of services to survivors of sexual abuse/assault and domestic violence and their significant others.
- 24-Hour Crisis Line for victims of sexual assault or domestic violence. (574)289-HELP (4357)
- Medical Advocacy and Accompaniment: S-O-S volunteer Advocates inform survivors of their medical options regarding treatment, evidence collection, sexually transmitted disease/testing (including HIV/AIDS) and follow up care. Advocates can be present and provide support for emergency room exams at both area hospitals. Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center has 20+ sexual assault forensic examiners specially trained in treating victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, strangulation, child sexual and physical abuse and neglect, and elder and dependent adult abuse and neglect.
- Legal Advocacy and Accompaniment: The S-O-S Special Victims Advocate provides support, accompaniment and referral/information about criminal and civil justice systems to adult victims of sexual assault.
- Support Groups: FJC/S-O-S offers the following free support groups at the Family Justice Center. For information on these groups, call (574)234-6900.
- Empowerment Group: Open to all clients of the Family Justice Center and meets Thursdays from 1-2 pm at the FJC.
- Counseling: Referrals available to specially trained therapists for individual or group counseling.
- Community Outreach
- Professional Training: Specialized training is available to law enforcement, medical personnel and educators. Training can be customized to address your group’s needs.
- Educational presentations are also available for local college campuses and community groups.
- Risk Reduction Programs: S-O-S offers several free, age specific programs to local schools, addressing sexual abuse, rape, sexual harrassment, teen dating violence and domestic violence.
To learn more about S-O-S services, please call (574) 234-6900.
You can help S-O-S of the Family Justice Center!
S-O-S of the Family Justice Center relies on volunteers for many of its programs. You can help reduce community violence and aid those in need! Call S-O-S at (574) 234-6900. to learn more.
Become an S-O-S volunteer advocate. Receive special training and provide crisis intervention to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Volunteer Advocates undergo 33 hours of training and help victims in person at area hospitals and on the phone.
- Educate children by becoming an S-O-S Risk Reduction Program volunteer.
- Share information about S-O-S.
- Invite an S-O-S speaker to address your organization, club members, employees, and students.
- Raise public awareness (including your own) about sexual assault and domestic violence.
- Confront attitudes and behaviors that lead to sexual assault or domestic violence.
- Make a tax-deductible contribution to S-O-S.