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Where to Find Help

UPDATED May 27, 2009

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WomensLaw regrets that these resources have not been updated recently.  However, please note that the legal content on the Know the Laws section is updated annually and the rest of the website is also updated regularly.

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.)



Ministries of Counseling and Enrichment
1502 North, First Street
Abilene, TX 79601
Phone: (325) 672-9999
Email: mocefbc@swconnect.net

Noah Project
P.O. Box 875
1636 North 20th St
Abilene, TX 79604
Hotline: (325) 676-7107 or 1-800- 444-3551
Phone: (325) 672-6626
Web: http://www.noahproject.org
Shelter available for families, crisis counseling and advocacy.


Family Crisis Center of the Big Bend
PO Box 1470
Alpine, TX 79831
Hotline: (432) 834-0654 or 1-800-834-0654
Phone: (432) 837-7254
Email: fccbb@sbcglobal.net
Counties Served: Brewster, Jeff Davis, Pecos, Presidio, Terrell

Rio-Pecos Family Crisis Center
P.O. Box 1470
Alpine, TX 79831
Hotline: (432) 834-654 or 1-800- 834-0654
Phone: (432) 837-7254


Family Support Services
1001 South Polk Street
Amarillo, TX 79101
Hotline: 1-800-749-9026 or 806-374-5433
Phone: (806) 342-2500
Phone: 1-800-799-7233 (Espanol)
Web: http://www.fss-ama.org
Serving Armstrong, Castro, Deaf Smith, Oldham, Randall, and Swisher Counties. Family support services, 24 hour assistance, emergency shelter, medical, legal, and judicial advocacy programs, crisis intervention.


Women's Center of Brazoria
PO Box 476
Angelton, TX 7516
Hotline: 1-800-243-5788/ 281-585-0902
Phone: (979) 849-9553 Office
Emergency shelter, counseling, advocacy, other services are available.


Lone Star Legal Aid
212 E. Magnolia
Angleton, TX 77515
Phone: (979) 849-6464
Phone: (800) 244-5492


Safe Haven of Tarrant County
PO Box 1207
Arlington, TX 76004
Hotline: (817) 535-6464 or 1-877-701-7233
Phone: (817) 535-6462
Web: http://www.safehaventc.org
Individual and group counseling, case management, advocacy programs, legal and immigration services.

Safehaven of Tarrant County
PO Box 1207
Arlington, TX 76004-1207
Hotline: (817) 460-5566 or 1-877-701-7233
Phone: (817) 548-0583
Web: http://www.safehaventc.org
Services: individual and group counseling, case management, immigration assistance, advocacy services.


The Family Peace Project
P.O. Box 1723
Athens, TX 75751
Phone: 903-677-9177
Fax: 903-677-9177
The Family Peace Project assists victims of domestic violence with immediate safe house shelter, food, rent, relocation, deposits. There are also 3 transitional houses.


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.


Asian Family Support Services of Austin
P.O. Box 16254
Austin, TX 78761
Hotline: (877) 281-8371
Phone: (512) 651-3743
Web: http://www.afssaustin.org
Email: info@afssaustin.org
Asian Family Support Services of Austin, or AFSSA (formerly SAHELI) provides assistance to Asian and other immigrant families dealing with domestic violence, sexual assault and trafficking. They primarily provide services for residents living in Travis, Williamson, Hays and Bastrop counties. Their specific programs include: The Survivor Assistance Program, which provides crisis intervention services, advocacy for legal and immigration matters, individual and group counseling and hotline services, hospital accompaniment, help applying for protective orders and making police reports, therapeutic counseling and basic needs such as safety planning, food and shelter. The Economic Empowerment Program, which helps survivors find employment and access education to gain independence and become self-sufficient. The Legal Services Program, which helps increase access to legal services for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and trafficking and providing direct representation in civil courts and administrative tribunals.

Austin/Travis County Family Violence Protection Team
Austin, TX 78721
Phone: (512) 974-8535
Web: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/family-violence-protection-team-information
Email: family.violence@austintexas.gov
The Family Violence Protection Team (FVPT) is a collaborative, community response to family violence that provides multiple services at one location. They improve access to law enforcement, counseling, crisis management and legal services for survivors of family violence and their children.

Family Violence Diversion Networks/Lifeworks
2001 Chicon
Austin, TX 78722
Hotline: 512-735-2400
Phone: (512) 478-1648 or 512-735-2100
Web: http://www.lifeworksweb.org
Email: info@lifeworksweb.org
Services to youth and families including housing, counseling and education.

Migrant Clinicians Network
P.O. Box 164285
Austin, TX 78716
Hotline: (800) 825-8205
Phone: (512) 327-2017
Web: http://www.migrantclinician.org
Providing professional education, peer networking, access to research, clinical tools and best practices to future clinical leadership.

Political Asylum Project of Austin (PAPA), American Gateways
One Highland Center
314 E. Highland Mall Blvd. suite 501
Austin, TX 78702
Phone: (512) 478-0546
Immigration services.

Safe Place
PO BOX 19454
Austin, TX 78760
Hotline: 512-267-SAFE
Phone: (512) 927-9616
Web: http://www.safeplace.org
Advocacy Programs, community education, collaborations and Partnerships, crisis services, deaf services, disability services, long-term support, school-based programs.

Texas Council On Family Violence
PO BOX 161810
Austin, TX 78716
Phone: (512) 794-1133
Phone: (800) 525-1978
Web: http://www.tcfv.org

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