Services We Provide
Many of the services we provide are offered to survivors and their families through our outreach program, even though they do not reside at our shelter. Call (573) 547-2480 with any needs or concerns to see what Regional Family Crisis Center can help you with.
A crisis advocate is available to talk about goals, objectives, and needs, and can help survivors connect to resources in the community that can help in meeting their goals.
Safety is important to us and we can help survivors develop strategies for enhancing their safety now and for in the future. Feel free to call our crisis hotline at (877) 527-4747 any time to discuss any safety concerns and options.
Our court advocate can assist with an ex-parte and/or child protection order, accompany survivors to Perry County Court hearings, and can make recommendations for pro-bono assistance and legal services.
Regional Family Crisis Center provides free counseling services at our shelter to adult and child victims of domestic and/or sexual violence. Our therapist provides one-on-one counseling and holds group sessions.
Domestic violence and sexual assault support groups are held weekly in the shelter. These groups provide survivors an opportunity to gain information about the dynamics of domestic and sexual violence, and to gain support from other women who have also been victimized. Please feel free to call (573) 547-2480 for more information about our support groups.
Life Skills Groups
Life skills groups are held regularly and include such topics as wellness, nutrition, budgeting, resume writing, organization, and cooking. These topics vary depending on the needs of the individuals participating in the groups.
Arts and Crafts Groups
Arts and craft activities are conducted based on topics of interest from past survivors that have stayed at the shelter. Activities include things such as designing vision boards, adult coloring, meditation, painting, and bingo. Our advocates are always open to new ideas for our arts and crafts groups.
The child advocate conducts a structured children's program, as well as provides groups, children's activities, and recreation. Kids may participate in fun activities and gain developmentally-appropriate information on a variety of topics such as safety, and healthy relationships.
Safe at Home Program
This is a State program to help survivors of domestic and sexual violence, stalking, and human trafficking to stay safe. This program provides a substitute address to use on new records with agencies and the courts, and a mail forwarding service to keep your actual address confidential. Several advocates at Regional Family Crisis Center are trained to help survivors apply for this program.
Information, Referral, and Resources
Advocates can assist with, or direct to, resources that offer programs specific to an individual's needs. Call Regional Family Crisis Center at any time to see what we can help you with.
Regional Family Crisis Center provides transportation to survivors staying at the center, as long as there are more than one advocate on duty. If we are unable to transport, we can help contact the SMTS bus or Hospital Courtesy Car for medical appointments, and Regional Family Crisis Center will cover the cost of the trip for you.