In an effort to support the victims of family violence throughout their journey to survivorship and self-empowerment, MSCFV uses a holistic case management program model in which highly trained MSCFV advocates and counselors work with family violence victims from their initial contact with the agency (typically at a point of crisis), through their transition to survivorship, and ends with self-sufficiency. Programs and supports are offered according to the needs of each specific client.
The client is in crisis when they are still with an abusive partner. Primary services include:
The client is in transition when they take steps to hold the abuser accountable, including filing criminal charges and obtaining a protective order. In this stage Case Managers focus on helping victims reach self-sufficiency and establish a new life free from violence. Services include:
Clients reach self-sufficiency when they have established their own permanent housing, have obtained a divorce, and have healed emotionally.
Case managers follow up with goal setting quarterly. Clients who have reached self-sufficiency may always contact MSCFV if they have a need. Survivors who have reached self-sufficiency are invited to mentor other survivors.
To support the path from victim to survivor, MSCFV engages a team of trained staff members, specialists, volunteers, and community partners in providing the information, services, resources, and connections that clients need to succeed.
The first thing I would ever mention to somebody is just this right here [MSCFV], and say there is a resource, there is somebody who can walk you through, you don’t need to need to know what all the steps are. All you need to know is that you just need to take that first one. And when you take that first one in that direction, somebody’s gonna guide you through that, that you’re not gonna be alone...
Quote from MSCFV client
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