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 can gain strength 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.

November 20th will be our next CPR/First Aid/AED course. 

Please call us to schedule your attendance.  $50/fee for certification

 (775) 720-0377

 

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If you are looking for assistance this Holiday season, Family Support Council can help! Our office is currently accepting sign-ups until November 13th for FREE turkey dinners with all the fixin's. Applicants must fall within the specified income guidelines and are subject to a quick intake process. Please call our office to sign up as space is filling up fast!

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Jaucelyn Ceron Will you be having any help for Christmas and if so when r the sign ups

October 23, 2014 at 4:17 pm

Family Support Council of Douglas County To sign up for Turkey Dinners, you must call our office at 782-8692 during business hours, 9am-5pm mon-fri. Thanks!

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Family Support Council's 2nd Annual Costume Patch was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who took the time out to attend or donate and a special thank you to:
~ Douglas County Sheriff's Department
~ Douglas County Parks and Recreation
~ Corley Ranch
~ Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce
~ Smith's Food and Drug
~ Round Table Pizza
~ Walmart
~ Sharla Hales
~ Carrie Nicolaisen
~ Jeanne Koerner
~ Alicia Main
With the community's help we were able to provide over 50 free costumes to local families. Please contact us if you are interested in donating next year, thanks again.

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Catherine Sherlock It was so much fun! Thank you all so much!

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Sarah Baird Thanks was a lot of fun

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Amanda Reid Such a great event!! Happy to help out, even if it was only in a tiny way.

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Jeanne Buzzetti Koerner Sorry I could not be there heard it was a huge success

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Our Annual Coat Drive is coming up...

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Our 2nd Annual Costume Patch is a little over a week away and we need your help. Our 50 costumes have already been purchased and signed up for yet we are still receiving calls from community members in need. If you could please drop off and donate any of the the following costumes to our office location (new or gently used) we would greatly appreciate it, we have until next Wednesday 10/15! Please share this status to spread the word! Thank you!
Football Player Size 10
Maleficent size 7/8
Any Princess size 3
Penguin/Anything Disney size 5T
Any Costume sized 12 months
Any Costume 10-12 Boy

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Don't forget tonight's 2014 Candlelight Vigil
Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce in Gardnerville, Nevada
6:00pm

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The FSC has a new program starting Nov. Each Tuesday, we will have a closed group session for Estranged Parents. What is an Estranged Parent? Those adults who have (usually) adult children who are no longer able to have healthy relationships with their parents. Think of people who may be a grandparent, but their children have moved away, lost contact, or provide very little contact.

If you or someone you know would be interested in this support group, please call us at 775-782-8692 to schedule an intake. All participants must be pre-interviewed by our licensed therapist.

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Overcoming Parental Estrangement Program The Family Support Council knows the pain that parents can feel when their adult children no longer are willing or able to communicate in a healthy method. There are many feelings that are endured, anger, sadness, bewilderment. Starting in November 2014, the…

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FSC is working hard to get our offices in shape to provide services to all those in need. We have found a fantastic volunteer to paint for us. We will need help with carpet and installation of carpet. If you know anyone who would like to help, or even provide a quote on getting it done, send them our way! You can call us at 775-782-8692 and schedule time to come help!

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Family Support Council of Douglas County Thanks to Phil Gielow for his help!

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Our 2014 Candlelight Vigil is one week from today! We would love some help from our followers to help spread the word. Please share this photo on your page and write "shared" in the comments below. We will give a little something special to a few lucky people to say "thank you" for helping us out.

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Join us October 17th, 2014 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. for our 2nd Annual Costume Patch! FSC is hoping to provide 50 children (ages 0-17) in our community with FREE new costumes. Each costume will come with a trick or treat bag, flashlight, and there will also be pumpkins for decorating, face painting, games, and much more! Please call the office at (775) 782-8692 to sign up by October 3rd... Call today as space is limited! Please share this photo to spread the word.

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Family Support Council of Douglas County This event is for residents of Douglas County. May have to provide proof of residency to participate.

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The nearest location for rape victims to undergo the forensic exam required in rape is Sparks. If there is a rape in Douglas county, that means that not only do they have the trauma itself, they then get to endure a drive to and from Sparks for the medical exam only. We are disappointed that there are not closer facilities.

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Carson City Sex Assault Victims Sent to Washoe County

Carson Tahoe Health is taking some heat after a recent move to send sexual assault victims to Washoe County for examination.

Amy Smith It should be available at EVERY medical facility. Transferring victims transfers evidence, and increases possible contamination. The possibility of this should be minimized as much as possible.

September 16, 2014 at 5:49 pm

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Adrienne Monroe Douglas used to have the equipment and room at CVMC but not enough cases for nurses to get the required observation hours for certification. After some years the equipment was
not used and then donated. I believe the expert witness status of those at Sparks facility is preferred by prosecutors. There are probably a lot of people in the medical community here who remember all of this. It was sad that it didn't work out and sad the victims have to travel so far :(

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Patti Romanelli Would it be possible to set up a mobile unit. Perhaps the examiner could come to the hospital where the victim is being treated. The communities could cost share.

September 16, 2014 at 8:03 pm

Linda Smith This is very sad - not sure what the answer is, but am sure that greater minds could remedy the situation.

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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.

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Administration Director (Heavy Finance involved)

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JOB DESCRIPTION Administration Director Family Support Council family-support.org JOB TITLE: Administration Director JOB DESCRIPTION: Under the direct supervision of the Executive Director of the...

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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!

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Tami Force Missed the FSC booth but I was there with the kiddos.

September 13, 2014 at 11:13 am

The Family Support Council is pleased to list our sponsors and donors: