Our Mission and History

The Mercer County Family Crisis Center is a nonprofit agency dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence and building a community free of abuse. The mission of the Mercer County Family Crisis Center is to support and respond to the needs of survivors of violence and/or abuse as well as their dependents in an effort to avoid further abuse.

Since 1984 the Mercer County Family Crisis Center has helped hundreds of victims of domestic violence and their non-offending family members in numerous ways. The staff is presently made up of the executive director, two legal advocates, a children’s advocate, and an administrative assistant. Services provided include a 24-hour crisis hotline, supportive listening and advocacy, temporary shelter, information and referrals, counseling, and follow-up services. Some other services available include transportation, providing information about the causes and consequences of domestic violence, training for those working with domestic violence victims, and addressing the trauma experienced by child victims/witnesses. The Family Crisis Center has been an accredited member of the National Children’s Alliance since 2000.

Our Philosophy:

The Family Crisis Center provides a safe, violence-free, supportive environment for victims of abuse and crime.  The Family Crisis Center’s legal advocates support victims of violence in making their own decisions and choices, rather than making choices for them.