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Freedom From a Hostage Situation

Boarded windows, doors locked from the outside. There was no escape for Jennifer and her son. For six months, the person she thought had loved her – the person she had loved – physically, sexually, and verbally abused her and refused to let her leave the...

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....

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 –...

Shelter Family Room Gets a Facelift

If you’ve ever been to 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. As social workers, we recognize that comfort is very...

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...