24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline
409-832-7575 or 1-800-621-8882
Women 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Family Services Blog
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!read more
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.read more
So often, we hear “why didn’t she just leave?”
Sgt. Yvette Borrero of BPD points out that “most women will take eight beatings before they leave.” It’s a sad statistic, but it’s true. At the Family Services Women and Children’s Shelter, we often see the same individual more than once.read more
Gasps, sighs, and sounds of exasperation were all that could be heard in the room of 70+ people. The documentary they were watching was moving and tragic. It wasn’t surprising to see jaws agape, heads shaking in disbelief.
But for the seasoned law enforcement and victims advocates in the room, “Telling Amy’s Story” was full of truths that were all too familiar.read more