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Where to Find Help

UPDATED June 21, 2017

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Included in this list are shelters and local programs that provide support, counseling, safety planning, and other services to victims of abuse.  If you cannot get help from the organization nearest you, you might want to try calling one in a neighboring county.  (If you find inaccurate contact information, please let us know at WomensLaw@nnedv.org.)

Please note that we list the organizations by the town, city or county where the office is located – however, many offices serve multiple towns or counties.  You can click the “View All” to look through the complete list of organizations. If you are looking for an attorney to represent you in court or to give you legal advice about your situation, go to our Finding a Lawyer page instead. 



The Harbor Children's Alliance and Victim Center
215 West Railroad
Port Lavaca, TX 77979
Hotline: (361) 552-4357
Phone: (361) 552-1982
Web: http://www.harboradvocacycenter.org
Email: harbor2@tisd.net
The Harbor Children’s Alliance and Victim Center provides services to child victims of sexual violence and physical abuse or neglect as well as adult victims of domestic violence and stranger and non-stranger sexual assault. Services include a 24 hour-crisis hotline, accompaniment to medical exams/forensic exams, court and law enforcement agencies 24 hours a day, parenting and anger management programs, education and prevention programs in all Calhoun County elementary schools, and a case management program. The Harbor Children’s Alliance and Victim Center serves Calhoun County.


Friendship of Women, Inc.
95 East Price Road, Building C
Brownsville, TX 78521
Hotline: (956) 544-7412
Phone: (956) 544-7412
Web: http://www.fowinc.com/
The Friendship of Women, Inc. (FOW) assists adults and children who are victims of or have been impacted by family and sexual violence. FOW’s services include emergency shelter, individualized case management and advocacy, child services, support groups, counseling, community outreach and education, supportive housing, a sexual assault program, and a Battering Intervention & Prevention Program (BIPP). FOW serves Cameron County.

Family Crisis Center, Inc. (Harlingen office)
616 West Taylor
Harlingen, TX 78550
Hotline: (956) 423-9305
Phone: (956) 423-9306
Web: http://www.familycrisisctr.org
Email: familycrisiscenter@sbcglobal.net
The Family Crisis Center provides services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and their children. The Crisis Center’s services include accompaniment to the hospital, police interviews, court proceedings, and legal advocacy. Services also include shelter, outreach services and community education, and housing assistance. The Family Crisis Center serves Northern Cameron and Willacy Counties.


Domestic Violence Prevention, Inc.
703 West Main Street, Suite H
Atlanta, TX 75551
Hotline: (903) 794-4000
Domestic Violence Prevention, Inc. provides sensitive, confidential assistance to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. They also provide community outreach services, support groups for women and children, emergency shelter and many other services.


Bay Area Turning Point, Inc. (Anahuac office)
The Wellness Center at Bayside
2202 South Main
Anahuac, TX 77514
Hotline: (281) 286-2525
Phone: (409) 267-4337
Web: http://www.bayareaturningpoint.org/
Bay Area Turning Point provides services to victims of family violence, sexual assault, and teen dating violence. BATP’s services include a 24-hour crisis hotline, court, police, and hospital accompaniment, assistance filing protective orders, information and referral, education and awareness, support groups, legal advocacy, counseling, professional trainings and workshops, clothing assistance, post shelter follow-up program, housing assistance, case management, and transportation. Bay Area Turning Point, Inc. serves Southeast Harris and Northeast Galveston Counties, which compose the Greater Bay Area and Chambers County in its entirety. When safety is an issue, BATP will assist people from any area.


Crisis Center of Anderson & Cherokee Counties (Jacksonville office)
700 East Cherokee Street
Jacksonville, TX 75766
Hotline: (800) 232-8519
Phone: (903) 586-9118
Web: http://www.mycrisiscenter.com
The Crisis Center provides services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Services include a 24-hour crisis hotline, information and referrals, short-term emergency housing for women and children, victim advocacy (court and law enforcement), medical accompaniment, case management, and counseling. The Crisis Center of Anderson & Cherokee Counties serves Cherokee and Anderson Counties.


The Turning Point Rape Crisis Center
3325 Silverstone Drive
Plano, TX 75023
Hotline: (800) 886-7273
Phone: (972) 985-0951
Fax: (972)612-2582
Web: http://www.theturningpoint.org
Email: info@theturningpoint.org
The Turning Point Rape Crisis Center provides services to victims of sexual violence. Services include a 24-hour crisis hotline, counseling (group, individual, friends and family), trauma sensitive yoga, community education and prevention programs, crisis advocacy, hospital advocacy/accompaniment, legal advocacy, SANE and SART programs. The Turning Point Rape Crisis Center serves Collin County.


Crisis Center of Comal County
1547 East Common Street
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Hotline: (830) 620-4357 or (800) 434-8013
Phone: (830) 620-7520
Fax: (830) 625-2984
Web: http://www.ccccnbtx.org
Email: contact@ccccnbtx.org
Services include a 24- hour crisis hotline, shelter, counseling, support groups, legal advocacy, assistance with filing for child support, case-management, victim’s advocacy, transportation, information and referrals, and community education and prevention. The Crisis Center of Comal Coounty serves Comal and Guadalupe Counties.


Abigail’s Arms, Cooke County Friends of the Family
1600 Aspen
Gainesville, TX 76240
Hotline: (940) 665-2873
Fax: (940) 665-3527
Web: https://www.abigailsarms.org/
Abigail’s Arms assists survivors of sexual assault, family violence, child abuse, elder abuse, stalking, DWI/DUI assaults, and the surviving members of suicide/homicide victims. Client services include a 24-hour crisis hotline, case management, crisis counseling, victim advocacy, individual counseling, support groups, protective order screening, victim impact statements, temporary shelter, information and referral, police/hospital accompaniment, victim liaison with local law enforcement and court systems, crime victim’s compensation applications, and community education and prevention. AACCFF has a child advocacy center for children who are victims of sexual assault, trauma and violent crime; it has a sexual assault response team; a Batterers Intervention and Prevention Program (BIPP); it also has a Men of Action Program. Abigail’s Arms serves Cooke County.

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