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What is Domestic Violence Services?

Domestic Violence Services was created in 1994 by the collaboration of the Fond du Lac Medical Society Alliance and St Agnes Hospital. There was a need in the community for active advocacy within the healthcare system. The program began as an educational hospital-based program but has now evolved over time into a clinical-based, community and hospital encompassing set of services. The program also partners with other community anti-violence programs such as Solutions Center and ASTOP. The Domestic Violence Program is also a member of the Fond du Lac Coordinated Community Response Team (CCR) and the CCR subcommittees of the Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART) and Prevention Education Committee (PEC).

Our Mission

Domestic Violence Services with Agnesian HealthCare aims to provide support and education to families of domestic violence through advocacy, counseling, and treatment programs. Domestic Violence Services is a program committed to empower families in rebuilding healthy relationships and raise community awareness of the effects of domestic violence through education and collaboration of community resources. 

Our Vision

We envision a community where domestic violence is not tolerated. To achieve this vision we will:

  • provide education to health care associates to identify victims of abuse and create environments safe for victims to disclose
  • provide crisis intervention, counseling, and supportive services, to victims and families of abuse
  • hold offenders accountable for their behavior and teaching alternatives to abuse
  • increase community awareness and prevention education on domestic violence
  • collaborate with providers to maintain services for families and prevention education for the community

Our Services

  • Legal advocacy
  •  Medical Advocacy
  • Case Management
  •  Counseling/Therapy
  •  Crisis Intervention
  • Safety Planning
  •  Support Groups
  • State Certified Batterer’s Treatment Program
  •  Prevention Education
  • Internship Program
  •  referrals to community agencies

Events and Group Information

  • Breaking Abusive Patterns
  • Shine Support Group
  • Affected Family Members Support Group
  • Light Up The Night
  • Shine On Sessions
  • Annual Run/Walk

Internship Opportunities

To help provide support to victims of domestic violence and to assist Domestic Violence Program associates with duties as requested. The role of intern varies based on the needs of the program. Interns will typically have the opportunity to shadow associates, experience giving community presentations, and observing support groups. 

Contact us

If you are in need of services immediately, please call the 24-7 crisis line at (920) 926-4207 and our answering service will connect you with on-call staff.

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