Purpose The purpose of FVCC is to educate members of the community about family violence and direct victims to available resources.
The Family Violence Council of Collierville is a 501(c)3 organization that has been assisting victims of domestic violence in Collierville and the surrounding area for the past nine years. FVCC provides resources to domestic violence victims including emergency shelter (24-48 hour stay), temporary shelter (30-60 days stay), free group counseling and education and informational resources and materials.
FVCC works very closely with the Collierville Police Department. A program has been developed in which the FVCC has immediate contact with a victim once a police report is filed. Various resources are offered to the victim and the contact number for the FVCC resource line is given in the event of any further questions.
In addition, FVCC has volunteers trained to assist domestic violence victims in the courtroom. The advocates provide information about the court process, legal resources available to victims, information on the procedure for obtaining an Order of Protection and accompany victims to court. Help developing a safety plan for his/herself and any minor children is also available.
As a small grassroots organization made up solely of community volunteers, the FVCC operates exclusively on private donations and funds received through grants. Regular meetings are held on the 1st Monday of each month and individuals interested in learning more or volunteering their time are welcome to attend.