The Manchester Family Justice Center is a project that was supported by Grant No. 2016-WE-AX-2003 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice.
The MFJC brings community-based and governmental partners together under one roof to make it easier for victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking to effectively access the services they need.
Those partners include:
Manchester Police Department
The Manchester Police Department will provide onsite access to law enforcement at the MFJC. The Manchester Police Department has the largest domestic violence unit in the state and is well regarded for their history of community partnerships to best meet the needs of the Manchester community.
The YWCA NH has provided services to victims of domestic and sexual violence in the Manchester area since 1977. YWCA Crisis Services includes confidential advocacy, safety planning, medical and legal accompaniment, emergency shelter, education and outreach and a 24/7 crisis line. The MFJC is co-located with the YWCA Crisis Service allowing for seamless referral and support.
Manchester Community Health Center
Manchester Community Health Center provides comprehensive, team- based primary care focused on quality and safety. Through the partnership with the MFJC, MCHC will provide onsite behavioral health consulting for short term triage and assessment of behavioral health needs with referral to longer term supports.
Manchester Community Resource Center
Manchester Community Resource Center assists individuals with employment, training and educational goals. Through partnership with the MFJC, MCRC will provide vocational and educational support to survivors looking to move forward and rebuild their lives.
Through their Child Development Centers, Easterseals will offer comprehensive, trauma informed child care for children onsite at the MFJC while parents are accessing services.
NH Legal Assistance
New Hampshire Legal Assistance provides counsel and advice to victims who meet income guidelines on most issues related to domestic abuse, including restraining orders, divorce and custody. Referrals must be made through the YWCA Crisis Service or MFJC Intake, who will screen the issues and schedule an appointment with an NHLA staff member.
New Hampshire Human Trafficking Collaborative Task Force
The New Hampshire Human Trafficking Task Force provides statewide leadership to end human trafficking in New Hampshire. They do this by working directly with victims of human trafficking, collaborating with law enforcement to hold offenders accountable and to provide support and technical assistance to other NH organizations to identify the signs of human trafficking.
Southern NH Services
The mission of Southern New Hampshire Services is to provide activities designed to assist low-income participants, to meet urgent and immediate individual and family needs, including health, nutrition, housing and employment-related assistance; and to address the problems and barriers which block the achievement of self-sufficiency. Through our partnership MFJC clients will have a direct connection to apply for HeadStart, WIC, Fuel Assistance and other SNHS programs.
The MFJC is actively seeking additional partners to provide comprehensive services to victims and survivors. If you serve victims and survivors of violence in the Greater Manchester area and are interested in partnership, please reach out to Jessica Vaughn-Martin, Director of the MFJC at firstname.lastname@example.org.