"To provide trauma informed education and advocacy along with empowering support services to end domestic violence in Lenawee County."
The content discussed in all meetings, interviews, discussions will be held and remain completely confidential by all agency personnel. Our organization holds YOUR privacy to the highest regard and will NEVER release any info to any person or company unless given written consent to do so. Current law allows information regarding a client to be released if they pose danger to themselves or others and requires the reporting of suspected child abuse or neglect.
"I think I was meant to come here today and meet you. You gave me hope and I didn't think it was possible."
"No one has listened to or empowered me like these ladies."
"My life was like soup pouring out of a bowl. But you listened and helped me put my life back into my bowl."
In 1959, members of the Lenawee County Ministerial Association and Associated Charities collaborated with other civic-minded individuals on the need for a counseling service. On July 5, 1961, Family Counseling and Children's Services opened its doors to the public providing counseling to residents of Lenawee County.
Family Counseling and Children's Services became a member of the Lenawee County United Way in 1962 and adopted the Catherine Cobb Domestic Violence Shelter in 1990.
Family Counseling and Children's Services is a member of the Michigan Federation of Child and Family Services, Child and Family Services of Michigan, and has been accredited by the Council on Accreditation since 1990.
The Catherine Cobb Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program provides services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Services provided include: crisis intervention with a 24-hour hotline, emergency housing, and support groups for both domestic violence and sexual assault victims. Program Advocates assist clients with financial, legal, and housing issues. The program's goals are to provide safety and support during the transitional phase for families whose lives have been shattered by domestic violence and sexual assault. Domestic violence and sexual assault prevention education is provided to groups and organizations to help stop the cycle of violence.
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