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About The Exchange Club Family Center

The Exchange Club Family Center works to break the cycle of family violence. At the Family Center, children can find a safe haven to be nurtured, and parents can learn new behaviors that enable them to take better care of their children.

The Family Center restores the hopes and dreams of children and adults affected by child abuse, family violence, or traumatic family transitions. Each of our 4 program areas provides support for the unique challenges of families affected by abuse, neglect and violence:

Counseling & Education: Individual counseling, group therapy and play therapy for victims and witnesses of violence; comprehensive anger management for whole families struggling with aggressive behavior; parent education classes for families in transition; mentoring for high risk teen parents who have a history of family violence.

Visitation Services: Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange (as part of a national network) for families, most often those referred by courts for these services.

Domestic Violence Assessment Center: clinical psychological assessments and treatment plan recommendations for individuals charged with intimate partner violence.

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates): an unbiased voice in court for children in cases of dependency and neglect.

Our History

Through the efforts of six local Exchange Club service organizations, The Family Center opened in 1984 with a staff of three, serving a small number of families through a lay-therapist program called Parent Aide.

The agency now has more than 40 professional staff members providing trauma-informed care for more than 5,000 children and adults each year.  

The Exchange Club Family Center is a 501(c)3 tax exempt non-profit entity dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and family violence. It is one of 100 centers nationwide sponsored in part by the National Exchange Club Foundation for the Prevention of Child Abuse.

 

Facts about The Exchange Club Family Center

  • The Exchange Club Family Center began in 1984 with a staff of three. This agency now has a staff of over 40.
  • The Exchange Club Family Center began with one parenting class and in-home Parent Aides.
  • The Exchange Club Family Center now offers multiple services in four program areas and has an annual budget of over $2 million.
  • Our staff is unsurpassed in the Mid-South in experience and knowledge of child abuse and family violence.
  • In 2016 over 5,500 clients and family members were served.

Visit the National Exchange Club website for more information.

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