In the Spring of 1982, members of the Mental Health Community met to assess the need for a domestic violence program in Douglas County. They identified such a need and began the arduous task of program development. The Family Support Council first opened its door on June 1, 1982 as a private, non-profit agency providing services to resident of Douglas County who were victims of family violence. The Council is governed by a Board of Directors, which reflects the racial, ethnic and social composition of the county and includes a member who has been a victim of domestic violence.

Domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy 

  • Restraining orders; application assistance
  • Resources and referrals
  • Loaner phones
  • Individual served/shelter intakes
  • Victim of Crime application (funding)

Abbey Crossing – women’s & children 90-day shelter (18 yrs. And up)

  • Entry through Advocate evaluation
  • Harm of personal safety or life
  • Child abuse or threat of such
  • Emotional abuse by intimate partner

One Reply to “Intervention”

  1. I would suggest making a presentation to both the city councils of Carson and minder-gardnerville for funding for your roof. Also see to do the same for the county commissions. These are our families and you should not be begging to make a safe place for women, the community should be seeking to ensure safe spaces simply because we are good and decent people. And you need to tell them that and expect that they will come through with funding.

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