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Family Services of Southeast Texas announces the receipt of a $900,000 grant from the Rebuild Texas Fund to help with the rebuild of the Women’s & Children’s Shelter, which has been out of commission since August 2017, due to damages from flood waters from Hurricane Harvey. The 65 bed shelter will house victims of domestic violence in a safe, secure environment.
Family Services Blog
After the storm, donations began pouring in from all over the country. From Massachusetts, Iowa, New Jersey, Nevada, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and more! And of course, our beloved Texans! Donations were piled high in some offices, and lining the hallways of the shelter....read more
Thirty-two domestic violence programs in Texas were impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The Family Services Women and Children’s Shelter was closed for 16 days and is still undergoing lots of repairs.
Countless survivors – both those in shelter, and those without – face unique vulnerabilities during this disaster. For those who have fled abuse in their homes to seek safety, the trauma of leaving is now compounded by the trauma of dealing with uncertainty, devastation, and disruption from the disaster.
Recently, a reporter from Public Radio International paid us a visit to hear what it’s like to be in the middle of a crisis and then have to deal with a natural disaster. Please listen to her piece here:read more
Prevention Education in an active learning environment
Hosted by Family Services Kid’s Connection Program, this free summer day camp for children ages 7-12 will focus on alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention, making healthy choices, goal setting, negative peer pressure and bullying. Kids will learn while having fun.read more
If you’ve ever been to the Family Services Women and Children’s Shelter you know that it is housed in a 60-year-old former nursing home complex. By its very nature, it is just very institutional looking.read more
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.read more