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Safe house protection, Crisis Hotline, Legal Advocacy, Case Management, Counseling, Children’s Advocacy, Transitional Housing

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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.

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Battering Intervention and Prevention Program

18-week program teaches non-controlling and non-violent coping skills and addresses denial, minimization, blame, and justification for abuse.

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Anger Management

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.

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Parenting Education

Assists parents with the challenges of effective child rearing, while focusing on the needs of parents and children during times of stress.

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Kid’s Connection

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.

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Help your business keep the valuable company assets that employees represent. Provide them with assessment and counseling for family and job-related problems.

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Your Voice is Needed to Help Domestic Violence Victims

Your Voice is Needed to Help Domestic Violence Victims

Family Services is proud to offer a Transitional Housing Program (also known as Sunshine Cove Apartments) to women and children that have used our Domestic Violence Shelter services and are on their way to reclaiming their lives and livelihood.

This summer, HUD cut funding that was critical to the continued operation of Sunshine Cove.

The wonderful news is that…

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When is the Right Time to Seek Counseling?

When is the Right Time to Seek Counseling?

Have you ever thought about seeing a counselor?  People seek counseling for a variety of reasons.  You don’t have to be “crazy” or have a serious mental health problem to benefit from therapy.

Family Services counselors know that each day they will meet clients that are facing all sorts of life challenges – and that they need support to see them through those challenges.  We are prepared to listen, engage, educate, and help you understand your options.

So, when is the right time?

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Myth Busting: The Involvement of CPS in Your Domestic Abuse Case

Myth Busting: The Involvement of CPS in Your Domestic Abuse Case

Breaking free from an abuser is extremely difficult and can be a very stressful and trying time for mothers and their children.  Common misconceptions about Child Protective Services can make things harder, or even make victims hesitant to leave their abuser.

Here are some key things to remember about CPS, their role, and your rights as a survivor of domestic abuse:

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Working to End Domestic Violence in Southeast Texas

Working to End Domestic Violence in Southeast Texas

Family Services of Southeast Texas announced this week that they will expand their Batterer’s Intervention and Prevention Program to include a weekly class in Orange.  “Our classes in Beaumont and Port Arthur have been very successful,” said Executive Director Janet Walker. “We are excited to expand the services we offer in Orange County.”

The Batterer’s Intervention and Prevention Program (BIPP) is an effective way to hold family violence offenders accountable for their behavior. It teaches

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“We love Laura. She is genuine, caring, and so helpful. She makes us feel good about ourselves instead of us feeling belittled or weird. She has been a true gift to our family.” – Counseling Center Client

“Let me start by saying I am VERY thankful to have had this experience.  With that being said, I dont’ have the words to describe my counselor.  This man is, without a doubt, the most genuine, caring and understanding individual I have ever encountered.  He showed me it was OK not to be perfect but to strive for it everyday.  I believe now that I can help others like myself.” – Anger Management Client

“Judy has been very compassionate and understanding but also straightforward, which I appreciate. She gave me practical ways to handle my issues and I am so happy with the progress I have made.” – Counseling Center Client

“I honestly believe that this class helped me to be a better and more informed parent. I would like to thank the counselors for the time and understanding they have shown me.” – Parenting Education Client

“I like my counselor. She is nice. [She] believes in me and tries to know me…” – Counseling Center Client

“Judy was an excellent counselor and I would refer all friends and family in a time of need…” – Women’s Anger Management Group Participant