Services

Services & Programs

PHASE approach to serving the community.

Lassen Family Services, Inc. is a local, non-profit organization that is committed to ending abuse in our community through Prevention, Healing, Advocacy, Safety and Education, compassionate intervention, and effective partnerships with local community and social service agencies that will support the victim’s journey to empowerment.

Court Appointed Special Advocates

“Every day in this country, 1,900 children become victims of abuse or neglect, and four of them will die. Every day. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children is a network of nearly 1,000 community-based programs that recruit, train and support citizen-volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities. Volunteer advocates—empowered directly by the courts—offer judges the critical information they need to ensure that each child’s rights and needs are being attended to while in foster care.”- National CASA Association. Read More…..

Child Abuse Treatment Program, is a CAL OES grant-funded service made possible through the federal Victims of Crime (VOCA) funds. It was designed to bridge the gap for children who can’t get services due to lack of insurance, transportation, or inability to find a therapist. CHAT is for children who have been victims of crime related trauma or any other traumatic events. Read More…

Clothing Closet and Food PantryWhen we work as one, we may change one’s heart. When we work as a team, we may change one’s mind. When we work as a community, we may change one’s way to a better life. When we work together as a community, we change one person at a time. Read More…

Domestic ViolenceOur confidential safehouse offers safety, comprehensive advocacy and support services. The program emphasizes independent living skills, individual counseling, support groups and vocational/educational referrals to reverse the isolation caused by domestic violence. We utilize family-based interventions, working with women, men and their children together to strengthen families in crisis and break the inter-generational cycle of violence. Read More…

Legal Advocate, Restraining OrdersOur legal advocate provides free legal assistance with domestic violence temporary restraining orders and harassment orders in sexual assault/abuse cases, as well as answering questions about the legal process, accompanying victims to court, and assisting with communication between law enforcement agencies and the court system. Read More…

Parent EducationOur curriculum is evidence-based, which means that the content and treatment model we have chosen for our classes has been evaluated by professionals and is recommended by multiple agencies in the field. In other words, our curriculum WORKS!
It achieves results! Read More…

Parent PartnersThe Parent Partner Program works to promote self-reliance empowerment, to develop and provide effective services and respect the unique culture and history of each family and youth; to promote partnership between the families, mental health providers, health care providers and other agency/school personnel; to provide advocacy, support and help with IEP’s (Individualized Education Plan). Read More…

Prevention EducationLFS founded the VIP club within our community in 2008. VIP was made possible through the JAG program with Lassen County Sheriff, Susanville Police Department and Social Services.This club helps educate Lassen County’s youth on how to deal with and prevent violence within their own lives. Currently we help moderate the VIP club within local High Schools with hopes of taking our program to all surrounding schools in Lassen County. Read More…

Sexual AssaultIf you want to report rape call 911 as soon as possible. Do not bathe or shower! It will interfere with the collection of evidence.

You will be taken to the hospital for an exam. You have the right to an advocate at the hospital and during any follow-up interviews.

Call the 24-hour Crisis Line at (530) 257-5004 to request an advocate. Read More…

Interactive JournalingInteractive Journaling is an evidence-based approach to helping clients move through the stages of change. Read More…