The Family Crisis Center, a non-profit organization in Rexburg, provides various resources and services to individuals and families affected by domestic violence and sexual assault.

The Center, located at 16 E. Main St.also offers support to BYU-Idaho students struggling financially.

Established in 1987, the Center has been providing essential services to the community for more than three decades. The Center’s primary aim is to support survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. However, it also helps struggling students by offering a variety of resources, including a food bank and a thrift store.

The food bank provides non-perishable food items, fresh produce, bread products and other necessities to anyone who needs them in the community, including students who are struggling to make ends meet. The Center recognizes the problem of food insecurity on college campuses, and its food bank aims to alleviate this issue.

Food box collection times are every Wednesday and Friday from 12-1 p.m.

The Center also has a thrift store that provides affordable clothing, household items and more. This resource can be especially helpful for students on a tight budget who need to purchase items at a lower cost. The Center ensures that students have access to the things they need to thrive while pursuing their education.

Family Crisis Center Second Helpings food bank. Photo credit: Chester Chan.

All proceeds from the Second Helpings thrift store benefit victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.

The Center provides various support and advocacy services to survivors. These services include crisis intervention, emergency shelter, counseling, legal advocacy and assistance with obtaining protective orders.

The Center is staffed by trained professionals who are committed to helping individuals and families in need. It offers a safe and supportive environment where survivors can receive the resources and services they need to heal and move forward with their lives.

In addition to its services, the Family Crisis Center relies on the support of volunteers and donors to continue providing these services to the community. There are many ways to get involved, including making donations, volunteering time and participating in the Center’s fundraising events.

Chloe Aponte, the Center’s public awareness coordinator, explains that the Center’s mission is to empower individuals and families affected by domestic violence and sexual assault.

The Family Crisis Center has a team of professionals who have years of experience working with survivors. They work closely with survivors to develop personalized plans to meet their needs.

The Center is open to everyone in the community who needs help, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender or sexual orientation. It provides services in English and Spanish, ensuring that they can reach a broader range of individuals.

For more information on the Family Crisis Center and volunteering opportunities check out the website or call (208) 356-0065.