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Ever wonder what Family Services does or whether you should refer your patients/clients/students/parishioners to us for services? Come find out!

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Katie's husband almost killed her.

Read the harrowing story of how she saved herself and her four kids, with a little help from Family Services.

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works to end domestic violence every day by focusing on prevention.
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Womens and Children’s Shelter

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

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Counseling Program

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

For individuals dealing with uncontrolled anger. 18-week program for adult men or women, 8-week program for teens. 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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Family Services of Southeast Texas Kid's Connection

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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Family Services of Southeast Texas Employee Assistance Program

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.

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Supervised Visitation and Exchange

Providing a safe, secure setting in which families with a history of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, child abuse, and/or stalking can access supervised visitation and exchange services.

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Family Services Named Beneficiary of Mediterranean Festival

Family Services Named Beneficiary of Mediterranean Festival

Family Services Women and Children’s Shelter is honored to have been selected by St. Michaels as the beneficiary of this year’s Mediterranean Festival.  Come out and support us on May 6th from 11am-8pm (rain or shine).  Check out Shelly Vitanza’s piece from this month’s events book:

Tabouli! Pastitsio! Dolmades! OH MY! St. Michael’s Mediterranean Festival has become one of the most anticipated one-day eating events of the entire year.

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Family Services Raises $36K at Celebrate Families Luncheon

Family Services Raises $36K at Celebrate Families Luncheon

On February 21, Family Services of Southeast Texas hosted the 15th Annual Celebrate Families Luncheon, an annual fundraiser benefitting the Family Services Programs including the Counseling Center, Kid’s Connection, Battering Intervention and Prevention, Supervised Visitation and Exchange, and the Beaumont and Jasper Women and Children’s Shelter.

We are pleased to announce that through generous sponsorships, ticket sales, and an amazing raffle, Family Services raised more than $36,000!

This year’s honorees were:

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Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

We like to extend a huge thank you to our sponsors who helped us raise over $36,000 at this year’s Celebrate Families Luncheon!

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5 Expert Tips to Prevent Domestic Violence

5 Expert Tips to Prevent Domestic Violence

At our most recent Southeast Texas Domestic Violence Task Force Panel Discussion, the experts focused on prevention.  As victims advocates, we so often hear “Break the Silence… Break the Silence… BREAK THE SILENCE!”

That really is the main problem.  To highlight that fact, we started the Panel event by watching a true story about a young mother named Amy that was murdered by her husband.  Throughout the description of events, the audience is confronted with the sobering reality that Amy’s friends, family, coworkers, and even police and healthcare workers knew she was being abused.

And he still murdered her.  At the end, the audience was left wondering what could have been done differently.  And the Panel was ready with answers.

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Testimonials

“Ms. Judy has truly saved my life.” – Women’s Anger Management Group Participant

“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