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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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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.

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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

Spotlight On: Kid’s Connection

Spotlight On: Kid’s Connection

Not everyone realizes that Family Services work goes way beyond the issue of domestic violence. This month, we want to shine a light on one of our fantastic programs called Kid’s Connection.

It’s summed up beautifully in this United Way video.

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16th Annual Celebrate Families Luncheon raises a record-breaking $55,000!

16th Annual Celebrate Families Luncheon raises a record-breaking $55,000!

On February 20, Family Services of Southeast Texas hosted the 16th Annual Celebrate Families Luncheon, an annual fundraiser benefitting the Family Services Programs including the Counseling Center, Kid’s Connection, Battering Intervention and Prevention, and the Beaumont and Jasper Women and Children’s Shelters.

We are pleased to announce that through generous sponsorships, ticket sales, and an amazing raffle, Family Services raised more than $55,000!

This year’s honorees were:

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Thank you to our 2018 Luncheon Sponsors!

Thank you to our 2018 Luncheon Sponsors!

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors of and donors to the Celebrate Families Luncheon, Family Services raised an all-time high for the event $55,000!

Following is a list of donors and sponsors who deserve our thanks for their commitment to strengthening families in Southeast Texas:

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Freedom From a Hostage Situation

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 house.

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Mass Shootings and Domestic Violence

We at Family Services of Southeast Texas were profoundly saddened by the unspeakable violence that occurred in Sutherland Springs on Sunday. The public is still learning about the shooter’s past but we do know that there was a history of domestic violence.  Family Services and Texas Council on Family Violence staff recently discussed the link between mass shootings and domestic violence with 12 News:

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Testimonials

“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