Family Support Services Making Adjustments to Services Due To Corvid-19

 

Greencastle, IN – Family Support Services of West Central Indiana remains committed to serving victims
and families of Putnam, Clay, Owen, Boone, Montgomery and Parke Counties during this Coronavirus
pandemic. However, in an effort to protect the staff and volunteers and to maintain the
recommendations of the CDC, FSSWCI has developed and implemented new service standards during
this time of social distancing.
Effective immediately all group meetings, support groups, events and parent/family activities will be
canceled until further notice.
If you are in need of Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Services, Healthy Families, Recovery Services,
or you have general questions you can contact our Administrative Office M-F between the hours of 8:00
am and 2:00 pm at 765-653-4820 or email info@pcfss.net.
If you are a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or need related services you can call 765-655-
1295, 24 hours a day/7 days a week and an Advocate will be available for you.
All Direct Services will continue as follows:
HEALTHY FAMILIES
Effective immediately, Family Support Specialists will not be performing in home visits. However, the
Healthy Families team will be working with families via telephone, video calls, FaceTime and other tools.
The Healthy Families teams in Putnam, Owen, Boone & Montgomery Counties are working with families
to identify needs and provide support to them during this time. A crisis like this, only increases the stress
in homes which could lead to child abuse and neglect. Healthy Families is here to provide the support
you need. If you are interested in learning more about the Healthy Families Program you are
encouraged to contact Sherri Nield, Program Director at sherri@pcfss.net.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIM SERVICES
The Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Victim Service team will continue to serve 24 hours a day, 7
days a week during this health crisis. The Advocate team has established protocols that are posted at
each of our offices in Putnam, Clay, and Parke Counties for any walk-in clients, and local law
enforcement and dispatch workers have been informed. The DV/SA Team strongly encourages anyone
who is a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault to contact FSSWCI immediately at 765-655-1295
to speak with an Advocate (24/7). Additional questions can be referred to Elizabeth Butts, Program
Director at elizabeth.butts@pcfss.net.
PUTNAM COUNTY RECOVERY COALITION
The Volunteers for the Putnam County Recovery Coalition are limited due to the cancellation of classes
and support groups, but they know that addiction is a tough battle everyday, possibly made even more

16 South Jackson Street
Greencastle, IN 46135
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info@pcfss.net
www.fsswci.net

difficult with the stress and isolation during this outbreak. If you have needs please email Shelia Holloway
at pcrc@pcfss.net.
Finally, in this stressful time, FSSWCI understands that many in our community are facing challenges
and struggling in many ways. As part of an amazing network of service providers in our region they are
here to help. If you need help and you don't know where to turn, please contact them at 765-653-4820 or
email info@pcfss.net.
Family Support Services of West Central Indiana is headquartered in Greencastle at 16 South Jackson
Street. FSSWCI is a 501(c)3 non-profit domestic violence and sexual assault prevention and
intervention organization and Healthy Families program provider focused on eliminating child abuse and
neglect while building strong families and supporting individuals battling addiction. For more information
about programs or services call 765-653-4820 or visit www.fsswci.net

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