Family Crisis Network
~ Care & Advocacy for Victims of Domestic Violence or 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.
Sexual assault is any involuntary sexual act in which a person is coerced or physically forced to engage against their will, or any non-consensual touching of a person. Sexual assault is a form of sexual violence, and it includes rape (such as forced vaginal, anal, or oral penetration or drug facilitated sexual assault), groping, forced kissing, child sexual abuse, or torture of the person in a sexual manner.
Family Crisis Network is a member of Mercer County’s SART team (Sexual Assault Response Team) which is comprised of local health and law enforcement agencies with a mission to assist sexual assault victims on their journey to health and healing and to hold offenders accountable. Other SART team members include: Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, Police Departments of Celina, Coldwater, Ft. Recovery, St. Henry and WSU Lake Campus, and Mercer Health.
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.
- 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
- Foundations Behavioral Health – (419) 584-1000
- Child and Elderly Protective Services – (419) 586-5106
- Sheriff – (419) 586-7724
Other Helpful Resources:
Phone / Text:
Call 419-586-1133, option 2
Call or TEXT 24 Hour Crisis Line:
We are in need of Crisis Hotline Volunteers – please contact us if you or someone you know is interested in this opportunity. Thank you!
Empowering People to Grow from Crisis to Hope
Our Home's mission is to assist people in their time of need, motivate them to develop and achieve their goals, and inspire their confidence and self-sufficiency.
We firmly believe that families across all the communities in Mercer County can benefit from Our Home programs and services.
Family Crisis Network Community Partners include: