April 1, 2020
FSC supportive services help victims and clients get needed assistance to escape violence, recover, and rebuild. Over the past 4 month’s FSC’s Rapid Rehousing program has placed 20 (5 adults, 15 children) clients in permanent housing; 446 crisis calls have been answered and responded to by trained staff; and 5,263 hours of counseling, advocacy and other supportive services have been provided to clients.
FSC opened satellite offices in Elmore and Autauga counties during July and September, respectively. These locations make victim services more accessible to clients. We are pleased that both offices have been met with support and acceptance from the surrounding communities. Client caseloads are on the rise and victim survivors are receiving the help they need to lead violence free lives.
As I write this update, we have purchased a facility that will provide shelter and services for victims of human trafficking. The building is in a state of rehabilitation and we hope to open in late spring 2020. To address this rising concern in our community, FSC plans to serve victims with crisis intervention, counseling, and case management services. Our newly hired staff continue to receive specialized training in this field as FSC prepares for the work of raising awareness and serving those impacted by human trafficking.