Healthy Families of Clallam County Programs
Healthy Families of Clallam County provides domestic violence and sexual assault prevention, 24-hour crisis intervention, counseling, systems, medical and legal advocacy, emergency and transitional shelter to anyone in need. Currently we provide thirteen family units and twenty-seven (27) family beds in our shelters. HFCC staff is trained in the provision of individual and/or group counseling and/or therapy, support services, information and referrals, systems advocacy, and poised to further address homelessness in Clallam County. State Accreditation Standards for sexual assault funding and our DSHS-DV (Dept. of Social and Health Services-Domestic Violence) contract requirements for on-going education units are strictly monitored at the state level.
Healthy Families of Clallam County provides child abuse prevention and treatment services including parenting classes focused on nurturing, non-violent alternatives to discipline and healthy communication; support groups, and educational clinics for divorcing parents.
Therapy for children and adolescents up to age 18 and/or their non-offending parent(s) who come to the agency for services or who are referred by another community service provider. Our on-site master's level therapist facilitates therapy for the children and adolescents and their non-offending family members.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
A unique component to our shelter program is the service provided by a group of volunteers. When a call comes in to the agency with an offer of a donation of furniture or household goods, this group gets in touch with the donor, picks up the donation, stores it one one of the 10 storage units they have obtained at no cost, then delivers and helps to furnish the new household of shelter clients when they transition into a place of their own. This labor of love was recently written about in a front page story in the Peninsula Daily News.
Healthy Families of Clallam County is in the planning stages of acquiring a facility large enough to house our administarive office and Hope House emergency shelter. Currently we rent three separate spaces to house of staff office, emergency shelter and records storage.