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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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Family Services

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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Family Services Blog

Domestic Violence Task Force Panel Talks Prevention

Domestic Violence Task Force Panel Talks Prevention

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.

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Case of the Mondays?

I do love Mondays! I didn’t use to.  No, in fact, I dreaded them. I would go into grief mode on Sunday afternoon.

I now see that it was a sorry way to live.  So, how did I …

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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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Back to School Sleep Schedule

Back to School Sleep Schedule

Well parents, the kids have finally returned to school! Yippee!!  Getting back in the routine can be hard.  But, please don’t underestimate the power of the nightly routine.

All of us (even our kiddos) need restful sleep to function well during the day. Not having enough sleep can lead to us feeling cranky, slowed down or restless, & even to making poor decisions throughout the day.  Grades can suffer and some kids may even act out in school.

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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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“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