Mon- Thurs : 9 AM to 12 PM   &   1 PM to 4 PM     Friday: 9 AM to 3 PM

Family Violence Project

Counseling Services


Humboldt Family Service Center is the lead agency for the Family Violence Project (FVP), which offers a comprehensive treatment program serving families involved in domestic violence.


Domestic violence affects all types of families regardless of cultural, social, ethnic, economic, religious, geographical, or educational differences.

FVP goals include helping participants:

• eliminate the abusive cycle of family violence
• explore alternatives to violence
• make informed independent decisions about
   their relationship
• feel safe with themselves and/or their partner
• examine the roots of violent behavior patterns
• recognize responsibility for one's own anger
  and abusive actions
• learn healthier patterns of interaction and

Service to Children
and Families


Humboldt Family Service Center is a private non-profit agency that has provided counseling services to Humboldt County residents since 1971. It is structured after the Family Service association of America which is an organization of counseling agencies committed to providing low-cost counseling with an emphasis on service to children and families.


Weekly Support and
Therapy Groups




The orientation group will provide an opportunity for men and women coming into the FVP to:


• cope with the initial crisis
• acquire a basic knowledge of the dynamics
  present in family violence
• accept and verbalize responsibility for their
  violent behavior
• express a willingness and desire to change
  the family dynamics


Men's Groups


FVP provides a safe environment for men to:


• examine the roots of their violent behavior
• understand the contributing social factors
  and cultural conditioning
• differentiate anger from violence
• explore constructive alternatives for dealing
  with frustration, anger, and fear (which
  affect us all)
• examine the relationship between substance
  abuse and violence




The staff includes marriage, family and child counselors, master's level interns and supervised student interns.


Hours & Location


Business office hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday. Appointments can be made during this time by phone or in person. Groups are offered during the day and in the evening as well. HFSC is located at 1802 California at Wabash, Eureka. The phone number is 443-7358




There is a low cost fee for group treatment, along with a $65.00 assessment fee.


Community Services


The FVP staff is available to talk with community groups and organizations to describe services in detail. Speaking engagements and presentations can be arranged by contacting HFSC directly.


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