Family Crisis Network

~ Care & Advocacy for Victims of Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault ~

Family Crisis Network is a program provided by Our Home Family Resource Center. Our purpose is to provide Mercer County residents with guidance, shelter, and advocacy necessary to escape Domestic Violence (DV) and/or to report Sexual Assault.

Domestic Violence includes a wide range of behaviors which may involve physical aggression (hitting, kicking, biting, shoving, restraining, throwing objects, or the threat of such action), sexual abuse, emotional abuse, intimidation, stalking, passive or covert abuse (such as neglect), and economic deprivation.

The frequency and severity of domestic violence varies dramatically, but it always involves a systematic pattern of control by one person over another. Victims and abusers can be women or men, married or unmarried, of any age, race, or sexual orientation.

Not all domestic violence behaviors are considered criminal actions, but they are all wrong. Every person has the right to live a life free of abusive, controlling behaviors.

We Provide Education & Advocacy For Victims!

Family Crisis Network seeks to eliminate domestic violence and sexual assault in Mercer County through education and advocacy:

  • 24-Hour Crisis Helpline: 419-586-1133
  • Temporary SAFE Shelter for Victims & Their Children
  • Case Management
  • Assistance with Protection Orders
  • Courtroom Advocacy
  • Educational Materials
  • On-going Emotional Support
  • Peer Counseling
  • Safety Planning

You Have the Right to Feel Safe & Secure!

You have the right to leave your relationship, even if the abuse has not become physical.  All kinds of manipulation and control are wrong!

All Our Services are Free & Confidential!

Call the Family Crisis Network Helpline 419-586-1133. We will schedule an individual appointment to discuss the situation, evaluate your options, and set goals that support your decisions.

Tips:

  • Make plans to get safely away from your  abuser and move on with your life. This includes planning not only the correct timing, but having resources in place to leave  promptly such as cash, clothing and important documents for you & your children. Plan where you will go.
  • Seek medical treatment if the abuse is physical as needed at a doctor or hospital.
  • If violence erupts and you feel you are in danger, call 911.
  • If the individual is threatening, harassing or stalking you, call local law enforcement or obtain an attorney.
  • Seek counseling for yourself & your children.

24-Hour Helpline 419-586-1133

Local Resources:

  • Foundations Behavioral Health – (419) 584-1000
  • Child and Elderly Protective Services – (419) 586-5106
  • Sheriff – (419) 586-7724

Other Helpful Resources:

Office Hours:

Monday – Friday 8:30 to 4:30

Phone:

419-586-1133, option 2
24 Hour Crisis Line:  419-586-1133

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Note:

We are in need of Crisis Hotline Volunteers – please contact us if you or someone you know is interested in this opportunity, thank you!

Our Mission:

Our Home is dedicated to the preservation and strengthening of families in Mercer County. Through our programs, we seek to foster family self-sufficiency and empowerment by focusing on family strengths and emphasizing the importance of nurturing children. 

We firmly believe that families across all the communities in Mercer County can benefit from Our Home programs and services.

You can support Our Home as an advocate, a volunteer, or a donor.

Services provided by Our Home’s *Family Crisis Network (shelter, education, advocacy, and counseling) is supported through grants and donations from the    community.

Family Crisis Network Community Partners include:

 

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