Family Support Council of Douglas County has been serving residents for over thirty years. As a 501(c)3 Non-Profit organization, we provide a wide variety of confidential and free support, resources, referrals, and educational services as well as emergency shelter for adult and child victims of domestic, sexual, and family, stalking dating violence.
Imagine a community without family violence. Imagine that every child grows up in a home filled with love and safety. Imagine that each elderly person lives out their life without fear. Imagine that parents are gain strength and support through education and peer support. And imagine that school children of all ages learn early on about respect, tolerance, and safe communication. If you can imagine that kind of community here in Douglas County, you can help us build it.
We are not born violent – it is a learned behavior. We can unlearn the behavior and creating a world free from family violence IS possible.
- We work to help victims find paths to safety and healing.
- We work to prevent the creation of future victims by raising awareness and fostering community education and discussion.
- We work to help each individual in our community live free from violence and recognize their own power to change their life.
What’s New With FSC
Facebook StatusSeptember 15, 2014 at 12:48 pm
Family Support Council of Douglas County likes a status.September 15, 2014 at 12:05 pm
Family Support Council of Douglas County commented on their own link.September 15, 2014 at 10:24 am
The Family Support Council is hiring for an Administration Director. This position will be part of the Executive team, overseeing Finance and HR. Interested people can apply on our website, or go to the link below.September 13, 2014 at 7:49 am
Good morning FSC supporters! Join us and many other fantastic local agencies at the Carson Valley Historical Museum for the Suicide Prevention Network's 8th Annual Walk in Memory, Walk for Hope! Registration starts at 8:00 a.m. We hope to see you here!
Tami Force Missed the FSC booth but I was there with the kiddos.
September 13, 2014 at 11:13 amSeptember 12, 2014 at 3:19 pm
The Family Support Council is hiring for a Case Manager! If you or anyone you know has a passion for helping others, this might be the right job.
Amy Smith Is there a specific hiring person we can address a cover letter to?
September 15, 2014 at 10:49 amSeptember 11, 2014 at 7:35 am
Family Support Council of Douglas County commented on their own link.September 9, 2014 at 10:02 am
Parenting is so important to young children. If you need or want parenting classes, please call us!
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Family Support Council of Douglas County likes a photo.September 4, 2014 at 9:35 am
Family Support Council of Douglas County created an event.September 2, 2014 at 1:26 pm
We need your help! On October 17th, 2014 from 2-6 p.m. Family Support Council will be holding its 2nd Annual Costume Patch. The Costume Patch will provide 50 FREE new costumes to children of all ages in Douglas County as well as facilitate fun family activities. This event was a great success last year which wouldn't have been possible without the community's support... FSC is seeking donations of new costumes for ages 0-young adult or gift cards in any amount to places like Target and Walmart to instead purchase the costumes. We are hoping to raise $1,000 (by way of gift cards or costumes) for our local families! Please contact the agency at 775-782-8692 or drop off donations at 1255 Waterloo Lane, STE A, Gardnerville, NV 89410. Thank you kindly and please share this post with your friends and family to spread the word!August 29, 2014 at 2:35 pm
Family Support Council has received so many donations of personal hygiene products; we have run out of space to store them! So if you or someone you know is in need things such as... soap, toothpaste, shampoo, or conditioner please stop by our office. We are located at 1255 Waterloo Lane in Gardnerville, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. In addition to personal hygiene products we also have size 2 diapers.
(All items are available for free on a first come first serve basis, while supplies last.)
Linda Smith Could the Food Closet next door use some of these personal hygiene products for their clients?
August 29, 2014 at 3:05 pmAugust 26, 2014 at 10:24 am
The Family Support Council would like to publicly thank Nancy Epstein for her years of service on the Board of Directors. Nancy worked very hard, serving in multiple offices, including President & Vice President, and made a huge impact on our agency. What a wonderful way to give back to our county! THANK YOU NANCY!
Jeanne Buzzetti Koerner Nancy Epstein you will be greatly missed and for
August 26, 2014 at 9:35 pm1
Diane Ortenzio-Cooling Nancy is awesome!
August 26, 2014 at 3:38 pm1
Nancy Epstein And thanks to FSC for all they do for our families. Best of luck!
August 27, 2014 at 5:25 pm
Ashley Goering Go Nancy!
August 26, 2014 at 3:22 pmAugust 23, 2014 at 11:16 am
Family Health and Wellness Fair! With The Partnership Of Community Resources and Suicide Prevention Network
Ashley Goering It was good seeing you all!
August 23, 2014 at 11:50 am1
Victoria Forzani Nice picture, Jen!
August 23, 2014 at 6:39 pmAugust 22, 2014 at 2:56 pm
Family Support Council of Douglas County is hiring…
Amy Smith Is this position still available? It isn't showing up as an open position on the Support Council Website, but the ad is still up on Craigslist.
September 11, 2014 at 6:49 amAugust 20, 2014 at 11:01 am
It's Back to School Time! Jenn has put together a short list of 5 things to do to make it easier for you and your kids!
Heidi Netzler Saucedo Wow, that is so helpful!
August 20, 2014 at 11:17 am1
Linda Smith Good info from a working Mom of two. Will forward this to our Grand Daughter.
August 20, 2014 at 1:41 pmAugust 14, 2014 at 2:20 pm
The Board of Directors and Staff of Family Support Council of Douglas County would like to graciously thank Cory Jo Allen for her tireless efforts and hard work during our transition period. Cory came to us in March of 2014 to spearhead the reorganization of our Agency and has assisted in staff growth and the hiring of our new Executive Director, among an array of other things. Cory has exceeded the expectations of everyone here at Family Support Council. Thank you Cory, we will remember you fondly.
Carrie Nicolaisen Cory, thank you so very much! I know it's not good-bye!!!
August 14, 2014 at 5:32 pm
Jeanne Buzzetti Koerner Thanks Cory for your hard work! It has paid off!
August 14, 2014 at 5:11 pm
Susan Williams Awesome job Cory!
August 14, 2014 at 4:01 pm
Tami Force Thank you Cory. So excited to see all the changes.
August 14, 2014 at 2:38 pm
Heidi Netzler Saucedo Congratulations Cory and Family Support Council of Douglas County
August 14, 2014 at 2:27 pmAugust 12, 2014 at 12:27 pm
Family Support Council of Douglas County shared Carson Valley Medical Center -- Your Community Hospital's event.
Family Support Council is excited to be one of the many wonderful community partners who will be attending the Family Health and Wellness Fair hosted by Carson Valley Medical Center -- Your Community Hospital. This event is on August 23, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. We look forward to seeing you there!August 12, 2014 at 9:03 am
When we think about supporting families overcome violence, we need to realize that there are always issues that add stress and agitation to the individuals involved. Can we really solve family violence if we don't attack the problems that lead to it?August 7, 2014 at 4:33 pm
Family Support Council of Douglas County created an event.August 7, 2014 at 2:32 pm
Family Support Council of Douglas County is pleased to introduce you
to Steve Decker, the Agency’s new Executive Director. After an
extensive executive search process resulting in over thirty-five
applicants, Steve’s selection was the unanimous decision of all the
key stakeholders involved including the Board of Directors and the
Looking forward to getting back to a peaceful, rural area similar to
his childhood home in Idaho, Steve brings an extensive experience
overseeing programs working with infants, children, teens, adults, and
seniors in crisis situations.
Steve understands the nonprofit challenges of funding, outreach
efforts, and community bridge-building. He offers the Agency his
values of trust, transparency, and getting things done, along with his
passion to see people move forward through life-changing moments.
Please join the Board of Directors and Staff in welcoming Steve to our
Douglas County community and to the team of community-based agencies.
Jeanne Buzzetti Koerner Welcome aboard Steve! Congratulations!
August 8, 2014 at 7:11 am1
Tami Force Welcome and congratulations.
August 7, 2014 at 6:14 pm1August 5, 2014 at 7:36 am
Will you take a stand with us?July 31, 2014 at 4:52 pm
Family Support Council is very honored to be the recipient of this week’s Genoa's Sweet Sippin Sundays proceeds. Please stop by the registration booth to learn more about Family Support Council’s programs and services; including domestic violence, shelter, parenting and child therapy.July 29, 2014 at 12:41 pm
Congratulations to J.P. Albert! He is the winner of the Family Support Council gift basket give away! J.P. please contact the office at 775 782-8692 or stop by 1255 Waterloo Lane, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to claim your prize. Thank you to everyone for liking our page and the continued support.
J.P. Albert Thanks. Things are going well right now.
July 29, 2014 at 5:33 pm2
Paula K Albert What did you win
July 29, 2014 at 7:19 pm
Jeanne Buzzetti Koerner Congrats JP~ hope you are great!
July 29, 2014 at 3:12 pmJuly 25, 2014 at 4:29 pm
We could not be more excited and grateful for the response we got to our Family Support Council gift basket giveaway. Our page has made it to 272 likes! On behalf of everyone here at Family Support Council we would like to say “thank you” to all of you who helped us achieve this goal. We will be choosing a winner on Tuesday morning, and if we get our page to 300 likes by then there will be an extra surprise added to the gift basket.
The Family Support Council is pleased to list our sponsors and donors:
United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra
- Mary Kay Foundation
- Verizon Foundation
- Soroptimist International
- Douglas County
- Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
- US Department of Justice
- Proud Provider of American Red Cross First Aid, CPR and