About Us

 

The Family Crisis Centers of NW Iowa's board, staff and volunteers are committed to respond to the request for help from INDIVIDUALS IN CRISIS TWENTY-FOUR HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK.  The first concern for FCC board, staff, and/or volunteers is the physical and mental well-being of the client. The response to crisis is immediate… and to this response, staff and volunteers are committed.

 

There is also on-going concern for developing and maintaining positive working relationships with law enforcement, legal, medical and other related personnel. In addition, education and sensitivity training are provided to the community at large on an ongoing basis to work toward the prevention of these crimes of violence.

Our conviction centers around the philosophy that all people are equal members of society, that they all have the right to self-determination and full control over their lives and are responsible for their choices. All people have a right to safety and freedom from violence. This is the basis for all of our services and interventions with domestic violence and sexual assault victims.

 

Commitment to the nonviolent approach is continual by all staff and volunteers.

This project was partially supported by Award No. 97-WR-VX-0009 awarded by the Violence Against Women Office, Office of Justice Programs.

 

The rules of acceptance and participation in FCC programs are the same for everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, handicap, creed, religion, or political affiliation.