Mon. - 9am to 7:30pm
Tue. - 9am to 7:30pm
Wed. - 9am to 7:30pm
Thu. - 9am to 6:30pm
Fri. - 9am to 5pm
by appontment only Sun
OF HOPE Domestic
Grant & Wabash Counties
Hands of Hope, formerly
Women’s Services, is a division of Family Service Society,
been offered in Grant County since 1981 and Wabash County since 1984.
The name was changed to Hands
of Hope in 1997 to enforce to the community that DV is not just a
but a family problem and crime and that we work with the entire family.
of Hope is funded through federal grants, United Way of Grant County,
Fund of Wabash County, private businesses, individuals, churches and
groups. There is no charge for the programs offered to victims of
violence, homelessness or sexual assault. For more
contact Linda Wilk
765-662-9971 ext. 123.
Is a shelter located in a confidential location for female victims of
domestic violence and their children
(arrangements made for male victims). Domestic violence
may stay up to 45 days at the emergency shelter where all their basic
necessities such as food, new clothing, personal hypgiene items are
provided for them at not cost. We can assist homeless women
their children for up to 45 days when space permits.
Needs List - If
you can help by
donating any of these items, it would be a great way to help
those who use our services.
Manager - Grant
County only *Meet at least twice a week with
client options and
alternatives to violent relationships
client in reaching
realistic goals for self-sufficiency
Case management- all
clients are required
to meet with the case manager at least twice weekly to
work with the case manager to
realistic goals for self-sufficiency.
outreach clients who do not want to come to the
through Clinical Services. As funding is available, free
individual therapeutic counseling is
offered to victims of domestic
victims advocates are available to help victims through the legal
process including completion of
protective order or
Grant County only
Aids children at the Flannery-Keal Home
structured play and
are no charge for services; child care is provided, unless specified.
New Directions in their relationship)- Free support group for
victims of domestic
violence. Topics include: the cycle of violence, healthy
of relationships, and establishing boundaries. Childcare is
provided for these groups.
Program- This group is for
those who are physically or
emotionally abusing a spouse or significant other. It is a
26-week program, that meets Monday evenings and costs $20/session.
Childcare is not provided. The group is held at
Service Society, Inc. at 101 S.
Washington St. Suite 200 and has two sessions each Monday, call
662-9971 for more details.
Provides 24-hour assistance to victims
of domestic violence and sexual assault. The Wabash County
Victims Advocacy Coordinator may be reached at 260-563-4407 or after
hours by calling the crisis hotline at 1-800-434-8973.
Community education provided in Grant County to
students to educate students about domestic violence is done through
two programs: Kid-Ability and Hands are Not for Hitting.
have also been developed on bullying for fourth and fifth-graders as
well as dating violence and date rape for middle and high school
students. Similar programs are offered to students in Wabash
Information and training in the
domestic violence and sexual assault are available to organizations.
Topics include how to identify and assist victims of domestic
"Kid-Ability!" is a personal safety
available to all kindergartners and first graders.
"Teasing and Put-Downs" for third
a one-time class that teaches conflict resolution and encourages
students to take responsibility for their words/actions.
"Hands are not for Hitting" is a
teaching how to handle angry feelings, available for second graders.
Dating Violence video and
high school students.
Bullying Prevention Program for
fifth graders. This is a program that defines and discusses
differences between joking, teasing, and bullying.
Anti-bullying strategies and
sixth and seventh graders.
Men Against Violence is a weekly
middle school males about recognizing violence toward women as a man's
issue. Also encourages healthy and positive relationships.
Wilk - Hand of Hope Director Flannery-Keal
Home Staff Bobbie Stratton - Case Manager Becky Fansler - Facility Coordinator
Nita Hernandez - Victim's Advocate
Jessica Miller- Victim’s
Advocate Melody Young- Victim’s
County Education Staff Rosalyn Turcott - HOH Community
Coordination Janice Adams- Alternatives
Instructor Nathan Dalton- Part-time HOH Male
Coordinator Katlin Young- Relationship
for Victims of Domestic Violence Support Group Facilitator Wabash
County Victim's Advocacy Staff
Helen Chambers - Victim's Advocate
County Education Staff Amanda Jones Layman- Wabash
of Hope Community Education Coordinator
received the Distinguished Volunteer Award
by Alan Zimmerman, a Wabash County attorney, as part of the 2012 Wabash
Bar Association Banquet. The presentation was made during
the Wabash County Bar Association’s Annual Dinner which was held at the
View Inn, North Manchester on September 8th.Helen Chambers was recognized for her service
as the Domestic Violence
Advocate for Hands of Hope and for her tireless devotion to victims of
violence in Wabash County.Helen
presented with a plaque and her name will be added to the "Honor
Roll" at the Wabash County Judicial Center.