|Our mission||Our mission as stated in our by-laws is to promote individual and family dignity and respect by means of education, prevention and intervention.|
Family Support Council
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|About us||Family Support Council is a non-profit organization that has been in operation for over 34 years. The mission of the Family Support Council is to provide education, prevention, and intervention services to support the growth and development of healthy families in Douglas County.|
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Family Support Council shared a post.
4 days ago
Douglas County 9-1-1 Emergency Services representing the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and fire agencies in Douglas and Alpine County is excited to announce Text-to-9-1-1 service is available countywide. This means the 9-1-1 Emergency Services Center is now equipped to receive and respond to mobile phone Text-to-9-1-1 messages from our citizens.
Individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing members of the community, or those in a situation where it is too dangerous to dial 9-1-1, will have another option to call for help in an emergency, Text-to-9-1-1. The benefits to our citizens are significant, especially in cases when the caller cannot communicate verbally. Examples include not only the hard of hearing, but also when a crime is in progress, the caller is facing domestic abuse, the caller is injured and cannot speak, or other scenarios.
In anticipation of providing this service, we wanted to share some information with you.
Even where text-to-9-1-1 is available, if you can make a voice call to 9-1-1, please call instead of texting. The guidelines below outline how to contact 9-1-1. If you use a wireless phone or other type of mobile device, make sure to do the following in an emergency:
• If you can, always contact 9-1-1 by making a voice call, “Call if you can – text if you can’t.”
• If you are deaf and hard of hearing and Text-to- 9-1-1 is not available, use a TTY or telecommunications relay service, if available.
• If you text 9-1-1 and text is not available at that time or in your area, you will receive a bounce back message advising “text is not available please make a voice call to 9-1-1.”
• Location accuracy varies by carrier and should not be relied upon. Be prepared to give your location.
• Text-to-9-1-1 service will not be available if the wireless carrier cannot ascertain a location of the device sending the message.
• Text-to-9-1-1 is not available if you are roaming.
• A text or data plan is required to place a text to 9-1-1.
• Text messages should be sent in plain language and not contain popular abbreviations (SMH, LOL, ICYMI) or emojis, which will not be recognized.
• Text-to- 9-1-1 cannot be sent to more than one person. Do not send your emergency text to anyone other than 9-1-1.
• Texts must be in English only. There currently is no language interpretation for text available. This is still in development.
This is exciting news for our community and we are looking forward to providing this service to our community.
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4 weeks ago
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Family Support Council shared a post.
1 month ago
Family Support Council received a $5,000 donation from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office to go towards their “Help Save the Roof” Project
Minden, Nevada- The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) donated $5,000 towards Family Support Council’s “Help Save the Roof” Project.
The donation was a collection of funds raised at the DCSO’s Fright at the Fairgrounds Haunted House event held this past October. This event saw approximately 2,600 attendees over the course of 8 days.
“The community provided such overwhelming support that we exceeded our expectations in donations, we felt we could spread the communities generosity beyond Search and Rescue,” said Sheriff Dan Coverley. “Family Support Council has yet to receive the money needed for their roof and we feel strongly in helping to fund this great need.”
Currently, the 20 year old roof is showing significant signs of deterioration and is leaking inside the facility at several different locations. Buckets to catch the water are the ‘band-aid’ solution until the estimated cost of the repair can be raised. Family Support Council is appreciative of the community support that has been shown thus far by the Sheriff’s Office, community members, and other Douglas County entities.
Family Support Council is continuing to reach out to the community to ask for donations for the roof replacement. If you are interested in donating towards this project, please contact Family Support Council at (775) 782-8692 or visit their Go Fund Me page at www.gofundme.com/f/cover-our-famlies-with-a-roof.
Family Support Council’s main office serves as the hub for all services provided to residents. Providing a wide variety of confidential and free support, resources, referrals and educational services Family Support Council operates as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
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