Family and Community Resources Inc.  (FCRI)specializes in supporting victims of domestic violence in which 85% of their clients live below the poverty level. FCRI seeks CDBG funding to provide comprehensive group therapy, emergency safety services and free advocacy and counseling services, to at least 65 low-income women in crisis.

Family and Community Resources, Inc. is dedicated to serving individuals and families whose lives are impacted by trauma including violence at home, school or in their community. FCR is committed to providing the highest quality of services including advocacy, support, individual and group treatment, case management and community education and training. Survivors have the right to receive these services free of any bias with regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, age, pregnancy, religion, veteran status, uniformed military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, gender identity, physical or mental challenges or any other classification protected by law.

CDBG funding will allow FCRI to offer four series of group, 12 weeks in each series of group therapy (teo 90 minute groups per series – one in the day and one in the evening) for a total of 8 groups annually, for women who are victims of domestic violence, who have substance abuse issues, and cannot afford to pay for such services, and to continue to provide individual mental health counseling. For this project, FCRI will continue to work collaboratively with multiple community partner agencies including Edwina Martin House (EMH) to provide groups on site for their clients and at FCRI primary site (18 Newton St-Brockton) to provide groups for other clients, be they existing FCRI clients or new referrals from other agencies.

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