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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.

Thank you, $55000 raised.

Thank you to our donors and sponsors!

With your help we raised $55,000 at the 16th Annual Celebrate Families Luncheon

Shelter in Need of Car Seats

Family Services Women and Children’s Shelter is in immediate need of infant and convertible car seats, as well as booster seats. Donate one on our Walmart wish list, and have it shipped directly to us! Thank you!
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A Haven When Home Isn’t Safe

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Women 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.


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.

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.

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.

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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Support from all over the U.S.

Support from all over the U.S.

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....

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Family Services interviewed for Public Radio International

Family Services interviewed for Public Radio International

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:

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Champ Camp – Free Summer Day Camp

Champ Camp – Free Summer Day Camp

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.

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Shelter Family Room Gets a Facelift

Shelter Family Room Gets a Facelift

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.

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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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“I never thought that this class would change the way I live my life. I was wrong. This has been a blessing in every aspect of my life.” – Battering Intervention and Prevention Participant

“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 don’t’ 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 every day.  I believe now that I can help others like myself.” – Men’s Anger Management Group Participant

“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

“I’ve truly learned a lot about myself from being a part of this group. I’ve also learned that I wasn’t alone on this journey. I want to thank those who helped me understand myself.” – Battering Intervention and Prevention Participant

“I really enjoyed this class, the counselor provided great leadership advice on managing anger, having self-respect, and how to be a great role model.” – Women’s Anger Management Group Participant