JLCC recognizes family violence as an urgent criminal and public health issue that causes devastating consequences for women, children and families.
Collin County Council on Family Violence (CCCFV)
The Collin County Council on Family Violence strives to eliminate and respond to family violence through a coordinated, comprehensive effort, which includes education, prevention, intervention, and seamless 24-hour assistance. The Council is facilitated by the Junior League of Collin County (JLCC) and is comprised of community leaders and professionals striving together to eliminate family violence in Collin County. The CCCFV provides unprecedented training, community networking, and unique hands-on experience working directly with community partners, elected officials, and leaders of over 60 community organizations to address the growing problem of family violence in Collin County. Each year the CCCFV hosts multiple educational and community awareness events, such as the Facing Family Violence Conference, White Ribbon Campaign, and Interfaith Symposium. Family violence has no home in Collin County, but hope does. To learn more, visit the CCCFV website.
HopeWorks provides an evidence-based curriculum to Hope’s Door transitional housing and emergency shelter clients with the goal of empowering survivors of domestic violence in securing independent, violence-free lifestyles through vocational readiness. JLCC Volunteers deliver the curriculum and create a comfortable, encouraging training atmosphere.
My Friend’s House
My Friend’s House, a program of City House, is a 24-bed emergency shelter for children who have been removed from their homes due to allegations of abuse or neglect. The children range in age from birth through seventeen years. JLCC volunteers provide a weekly reading program that encourages literacy while offering a fun evening developed around the theme of a carefully selected children’s book. Committee: