Family Support Council is a non-profit organization that has been in operation for over 34 years. The mission of the Family Support Council is to provide education, prevention, and intervention services to support the growth and development of healthy families in Douglas County.
Key programs at the organization include:
- Therapy services are provided to individuals, families,through mediation, and in therapeutic group settings. Therapy offers a variety of clinical supports.
- Advocacy services are offered to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault requiring supportive services such as; temporary protection order applications, court advocacy, victims of crime application assistance, and resources and referrals.
- Abbey’s Crossing is a confidential domestic violence shelter located in Douglas County. It can house up to 13 women and children in the 90 day, self-sufficiency program.
- The Parent Education program offers parenting classes to adults with children from ages 0-18. Each of the 6 classes covers topics such as; parenting styles, goals and mis-behaviors, encouragement vs. praise, communication, and discipline.
- Hopes Haven is the agency’s Supervised Visitation and Exchange Program. This program allows for non-custodial parents to visit with their children in a safe and neutral environment.
- Jessie’s Ranch will provide person centered planning and individualized services to adults with developmental disabilities.
Family Support Council is also the only Family Resource Center in Douglas County with the ability to provide emergency assistance to local residents.
They are also the only non-governmental Agency to work directly in correlation with the Division of Child and Family Services providing safety management services.
FSC also helped develop the Douglas County Mental Health Coalition and implemented the local CASA program.
The Agency supports, on average, 35 new individuals served every month.