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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...

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...

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...