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Riverton Office (Main)

(307) 856-0942

510 E. Washington Ave.

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00am to 5:00 pm

 

Lander Office

(307) 332-7215

450 N. 2nd St. #230, in the Basement

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (unless otherwise posted)

Dubois Office

(307) 455-2512

712 Meckem St.

Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Fridays Only

Email: director@fcafvo.org

*24-Hr Crisis Line 307-856-4734*

Our Mission

The mission of the Fremont County Alliance

Against Domestic Violence and Sexual

Assault, is dedicated to the empowerment of

victims and children and , committed to the

elimination of personal and societal violence

in the lives of victims and their children.

Our Vision

 

     The Fremont County Alliance believes that

violence against individuals and their children

results from use of force or threats to achieve

and maintain control over others in intimate

relationships.  We recognize that the abuses of

power in society fosters battering by

perpetuating conditions which condone violence

against victims and children.  Therefore, it is the

goal of the Alliance to work for major social

changes necessary to eliminate both personal

and societal violence in our lives.

 

     Our work includes providing safe space and

advocacy; generating alternatives in a

supportive non-judgmental atmosphere; offering

and improving public education; policy

development and innovative legislation; and

efforts to eradicate social conditions which

contribute to violence against victims and

children. 

What We Do

FCA services include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing a 24-hour crisis line,  answered by staff during office hours and certified, trained volunteers with staff as backup when the offices are closed.

  • Confidential personal advocacy and intervention.

  • Emergency shelter and transportation for victims/survivors of abuse and their children, who are in danger.

  • Providing confidential advocacy for survivors of sexual assault at the local hospitals, during SANE exams, and support following the assault with a focus on the victim's needs.

  • Advocacy for victims/survivors with other service providers (i.e. Dept. of  Family Services, medical services, hospitals, legal services/attorneys, etc.) as needed.

  • Legal advocacy, including but not limited to, assistance with filing for Domestic Violence Protection Orders, Stalking Protection Orders, Sexual Assault Protection Orders,  orientation to the Victims Bill of Rights, and assistance with filing for Crime Victims Compensation.

  • Court orientation and accompaniment to protection order hearings and any other court hearings related to an individual’s case(s).

  • Providing referral services to other local, state, or interstate service providers to meet the individual needs of the victim/survivor.

  • Provide peer support groups for domestic violence victims/survivors and their children, and may provide sexual assault support groups as needed.

  • Providing prevention/education on issues of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, child abuse, and child sexual abuse to local schools, colleges, community groups/organizations, local service providers, law enforcement, and others as requested.

  • Services to all victims and their children shall be provided without regard to race, disability, color, religion, sex, age, or national origin.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

      Fremont County’s movement against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault began in 1980 with a taskforce of concerned citizens, who met

 

to voice concerns about family violence and to problem solve solutions.  In April of 1981 the group was incorporated, with Jacque Taylor being

 

selected as programs Executive Director, (and the only staff member at that time) answering crises calls from her home, Jacque held the

 

position of Executive Director until January of 1991, when she retired.

 

      During the programs early period, the need for women and children to have a safe place to go when trying to leave a violent partner/home,

 

became increasingly apparent and in August of 1982, a 5 bedroom home was purchased to be used as a shelter. After some remodeling and

 

repairs the shelter opened on October 25th of 1982, sheltering our first woman, and 8 days later another woman and one child. 

OUR LOCATIONS

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24HR CRISIS LINE: (307)856-4734

or

TOLL-FREE 1-888-873-5208

Find us:

Main Office

510 E. Washington St.

Riverton, WY

Mon.-Fri. 8:00 am-5:00 pm

(307)856-0942

The Fremont County Alliance Against Domestic Violence is sponsored by the Office of the Attourney General Division of Victim Services.