Coming Together As One
Domestic violence can happen in ANY community at ANY time.
Our Family Care Program aims to empower immigrants and refugees in Franklin County by giving them a voice, providing them with the tools and information to combat violence, and supporting healthy, productive families.
Our mission is to raise awareness, educate, empower, and provide the needed resources when domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking or stalking occurs.
For more information, please visit The Office for Victims of Crime.
Our professional and culturally-sensitive staff is available Monday-Friday and information provided is highly confidential.
For presentations to your community about domestic violence, assault, and human trafficking, please contact Amy Harcar, Family Care Program Manager, at (614)-252-5362. These services are free of charge.
Confidential Free Interpretation Services (for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and human trafficking)
French/Lingala - (614) 949-2845*
Nepali - (614) 949-0157*
Somali/MayMay/Swahili- (614) 949-3007
Amharic - (614) 949-0187
Japanese - (614) 949-0187*
*part-time limited availability
To request additional languages, please contact (614)-949-2916
What are some forms of Domestic Violence?
• Abuse: physical, mental, emotional, verbal
• Violence: hitting, kicking, choking, forced sex (rape)
• Isolation: keeping you from friends/family, needing permission to use the phone or leave home
• Intimidation: stalking (harassment), selling your jewelry, taking your immigration documents
• Economic: taking your paycheck or refusing to allow you access to work or education
• Using your children: saying you are a bad parent, threatening to take your children away
• Trafficking: Threat or use of force, coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power or vulnerability, or giving payments or benefits to a person in control of the victim
An ETSS Family Care Advocate will listen to your story and help to assist you in your next steps. Your advocate can help develop a safety plan, be with you during legal proceedings, or simply offer guidance. Our goal is for you and your family to be safe.
If you are in immediate danger please call 911.