Family Crisis Council
Thanks to everyone who was able to help make our Christmas Store a success.
Current Shelter Needs
Currently, our shelter is in need of:
Cleaning supplies – magic erasers, laundry detergent, dish soap etc.
Shelving for storage- approximately 6 foot by 3 foot (Please call 704-754-8486 for drop off or pick up information.)
White security business envelopes
Various sizes of new 3 ring binders
Various sizes of post-it notes
Gas cards for clients
If you can help with any of these needs, please drop off donations at the United Way at 1930 Jake Alexander Blvd. or call our Community Coordinator at 704-754-8486 to schedule a pick-up.
January is National Slavery and Trafficking Prevention Month
The latest News Release from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says "In Fiscal Year 2015, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) arrested 1,437 individuals for human trafficking -- the illegal trade and exploitation of people for commercial gain, most commonly in the form of forced labor and commercial sexual exploitation. From those cases, nearly 400 trafficking victims were identified and offered critical services. "
January is National Stalking Awareness Month
Stalking is defined as a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear.
Stalking behaviors include, but are not limited to:
- Making unwanted phone calls
- Sending unsolicited or unwanted letters or emails
- Following or spying on the victim
- Showing up at places without a legitimate reason
- Waiting at places for the victim
- Leaving unwanted items, presents, or flowers
- Posting information or spreading rumors about the victim on the internet, in a public place, or by word of mouth
What is domestic violence?
Domestic Violence is the continuous pervasive use of threats, intimidation, coercion and manipulation through privilege and violence (physical/sexual/emotional) to instill fear in the partner of intimate relationship. It is a form of control over another person.
What is sexual assault?
Sexual assault (or sexual abuse) is any type of sexual activity that one does not agree to, including:
inappropriate touching, vaginal, anal, or oral penetration, sexual intercourse without consent, rape or attempted rape, or child molestation.
Sexual assault can be verbal, visual, or anything that forces a person to join in unwanted sexual contact or attention. Examples of this are voyeurism (when someone watches private sexual acts), exhibitionism (when someone exposes him/herself in public), incest (sexual contact between family members), and sexual harassment. It can happen in different situations, by a stranger in an isolated place, on a date, or in the home by someone you know.
Family Crisis Council will not collect or share information unless it is essential to providing services, program management, as part of approved research, or as required by law.