Children and Family Resources

Clark County Youth Shelter & Family Services, Inc.

Clark County Youth Shelter & Family ServicesThe goal of the Clark County Youth Shelter & Family Services, Inc. (CCYS) is to provide supportive service for youth and families. Their mission is to serve youth and families in a safe and caring environment. The agency has four core roles: community education, juvenile delinquency prevention, information and referral, and youth advocacy. The Clark County Youth Shelter & Family Services, Inc. is located at 118 East Chestnut Street in Jeffersonville and their phone number is 812.284.5229.

Click here to visit the CCYS website

Services Provided by the Clark County Youth Shelter & Family Services Include: 

  • Aftercare for prior residents
  • Anger Management for Teens
  • Betting Against Drugs
  • Community Education and Outreach
  • Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Family Education and Support
  • Residential Services
  • Safe Place
  • Shoplifting Prevention

Family & Social Services Administration (FSSA)

The Division of Family Resources (DFR) is responsible for establishing eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP - food assistance) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF - cash assistance) benefits. The division also manages the timely and accurate delivery of SNAP and TANF benefits.

DFR also provides employment and training services to some SNAP and TANF recipients. The division’s overarching focus is the support and preservation of families by emphasizing self-sufficiency and personal responsibility.

Clark County Division of Family Resources
1021 Youngstown Shopping Center
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

P 800.403.0864
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Regional Manager: Kathy Cook
Deputy Regional Manager: Nancy Lowry

Click here to view the FSSA Website

The Center for Women and Families

The Center for Women and Families provides essential services to domestic violence and sexual assault victims in Louisville and southern Indiana, including Clark County and Floyd County:

  • 24-hour crisis line
  • Emergency shelter for battered women and their children
  • Longer-term transitional housing
  • Shelter classroom for "at-risk" children
  • Counseling and therapy
  • Support groups
  • Help with legal options
  • Hospital advocacy
  • Child development

Southern Indiana Campus
P.O. Box 248
Sellersburg, IN 47172
P 812.944.6743

Click here to view The Center for Women and Families Website


Clark County Prosecuting Attorney Victim Assistance Program / Domestic Violence Unit

The Victim Assistance Program of the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney, established in 1990, provides the following services to crime victims: Help guide the victim through the criminal justice system when prosecution occurs. Accompany victims to court. Assist victims in filling out applications for Violent Crime Compensation. Notify victims of the status of their cases. Insure that victims can make their views known in decisions regarding bail, plea agreements, and sentencing. Refer victims to social service agencies when needed. Aggressively pursue restitution and assist with property return.

Carmen Croudep, Victim Advocate
501 East Court Avenue
215 City-County Building
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
(812) 285-6264

Click here for more information on this Program

Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Inc. 

The Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence is a statewide alliance of domestic violence programs, support agencies and concerned individuals. We provide technical assistance, resources, information and training to those who serve victims of domestic violence; and promote social and systems change through public policy, public awareness and education.

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National Domestic Violence Hotline

Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Callers to the Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) can expect highly trained experienced advocates to offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information and referral services in over 170 languages. Visitors to this site can find information about domestic violence, safety planning, local resources and ways to support the organization.

1-800-799-SAFE (toll-free; 24 hours)

Click here to visit the National Domestic Violence Website

Clark County Adult Guardianship Program

We are a court program that acts as guardian over the person only for those who have been ruled incapacitated and there is no one willing, capable, and suitable to do so. The program utilizes volunteer advocates to insure their proper care and safety. If you're interested in becoming a volunteer advocate please click on the application link below. 

Adult Guardianship Volunteer Advocate Program (pdf)

Email your completed application to Dennis Royse at the email address below. 

Dennis Royse
Program Director
Clark County Adult Guardianship Program


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