The mission of Family Crisis Council of Rowan,
is to create pathways to hope, healing, and empowerment for victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.
"Being able to serve in this capacity means so much because it signals possibility and creates hope- which are some of the first things needed when working towards positive change. As a self proclaimed "funnel", this work is what I've been assigned to pour into and I'm honored to serve with FCC. "
- Ebony Boyd, Board of Directors member
Conceived as a committee by the Rowan County Council on the Status of woman to study the need for services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
After almost 10 years as a member of the Rowan County United Way, an additional grant from the NCCSW to open a shelter for DV victims. The shelter opened in 1990.
The FCC has since expanded services to include court advocacy, special victims progrms, case management, counseling, and support groups.
The Family Crisis Council is creatd as a non-profit and recieves a grants from the NC Council on the Status of Women to develop a service center for victims of domestic violence.
From Februray of 1990 to December of 2021, the Family Crisis Council has housed 2,705 women and 1,026 children in its shelter.
"It's an honor to be able to support and help women, children, and men who are in a tight spot due to domestic violence. To support an organization that gives them a leg up to be able to get back into a stable situation is beyond gratifying."
- Erick Pena, Board of Directors Member
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Retired Real Estate Broker/Human Resource
HR Director - Catawba
Chief Support Services
Associate VP of Student Affairs/Student Engagement
"For over 40 years, Family Crisis Council of Rowan has supported survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking due to continued community support. Thank you once again for your incredible support. Together, we are making a real and lasting difference."
-Christina Rary, Executive Director
The Family Crisis Council is funded through foundations, government and private grants, the United Way, community donations, and sustaining memberships.
We also receive funding from individuals like YOU!
If you’d like to help the Family Crisis Council empower victims in our community, please consider donating to us.
Donate through the donate now button at the bottom left of the screen.
Mail a check made out to FCC to PO Box 50, Spencer, NC 28159.
Contact the Foundation for the Carolinas at 800-973-7244 and designate funds to the Familly Crisis Council of Rowan (Fund #2926)