24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline
409-832-7575 or 1-800-621-8882
Womens and Children’s Shelter
Safe house protection, Crisis Hotline, Legal Advocacy, Case Management, Counseling, Children’s Advocacy, Transitional Housing
General Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Dependency, Grief, Stress, and Relational Conflict counseling available for all age groups. Services provided on a sliding fee scale.
Batterers Intervention and Prevention Program
24-week program teaches non-controlling and non-violent coping skills and addresses denial, minimization, blame, and justification for abuse.
18-week program for adult men or women dealing with uncontrolled anger. Teaches coping, positive reactions to everyday stress, and planning to deal with anger.
Assists parents with the challenges of effective child rearing, while focusing on the needs of parents and children during times of stress.
10-week class that helps children identify feelings and learn how to express them in healthy ways, avoid confrontation, build self-confidence, set goals, make healthy-life choices, maintain healthy friendships, and take care of ourselves.
Employee Assistance Program
Help your business keep the valuable company assets that employees represent. Provide them with assessment and counseling for family and job-related problems.
Family Services Blog
If you are a victim of domestic violence, your partner may be mandated to attend, or is considering attending our Batterers Intervention and Prevention Program to change abusive behavior. This is what you should know: What is your role?read more
Perpetrators of domestic violence can change. At Family Services, we have a Texas accredited Batterers Intervention and Prevention Program that is extremely successful.
Because our goal is to strengthen the family, we do not demonize or judge the batterer. Instead we focus on helping them confront their abusive behaviors that center around their fundamental beliefs about power and control in relationships.
This video is a candid interview with a male batterer who has completed the program at another agency.read more
15 volunteers from the US Coast Guard, Marine Safety Unit in Port Arthur, Entergy, and other members of the community came together at the Family Services Women and Children’s Shelter for a big one-day project.read more
At Family Services, we provide emergency safe haven for victims of domestic violence. Most of the victims we help are women and children seeking a way to escape an abusive family situation.
What some don’t know is that we also work very hard with perpetrators of violence (batterers) to break the cycle of violence.
The Power and Control Wheel is an extremely useful tool (developed by The Domestic Abuse Intervention Project) that we use as a part of our curriculum in our Batterer’s Intervention and Prevention Program and also with women who come to our shelter.read more
At the Family Services Counseling Center, we teach people how to manage their anger. We begin with helping people understand that anger is a feeling – and feelings are OK. Its not wrong to become angry. Anger is a normal and necessary emotion. It is a very important defense mechanism. Anger helps protect and motivate us from being mistreated or taken advantage of.
But being angry all the time can cause all types of problems, from general health issues to relationship and work problems. And what causes problems for many people, men and women alike, is how they deal with their anger.read more