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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 funding that was critical to the continued operation of Sunshine Cove.

The wonderful news is that…

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Working to End Domestic Violence in Southeast Texas

Family Services of Southeast Texas announced this week that they will expand their Batterer’s Intervention and Prevention Program to include a weekly class in Orange.  “Our classes in Beaumont and Port Arthur have been very successful,” said Executive Director Janet Walker. “We are excited to expand the services we offer in Orange County.”

The Batterer’s Intervention and Prevention Program (BIPP) is an effective way to hold family violence offenders accountable for their behavior. It teaches

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Family Services Raises $33,000 to Strengthen SETX Families

On February 23, Family Services of Southeast Texas hosted the 14th Annual Celebrate Families Luncheon, an annual fundraiser benefiting the Family Services Counseling Center and the Beaumont and Jasper Women and Children’s Shelter.

We are pleased to announce that through generous sponsorships, ticket sales, a raffle and a silent auction, Family Services raised more than $31,000!

This year’s honorees were:

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10 Tips for Becoming Less Hostile

At Family Services of Southeast Texas, we focus on relationships between family members. Anger is one of the most common negative patterns impacting family relationships. In a situation that causes anger, it is useful to practice diffusing the emotion and the accompanying hostility. Family Services counselors often recommend these as some of their most effective tips for controlling anger:

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14th Annual Celebrate Families Luncheon

Family Services of Southeast Texas strives “to strengthen and empower families, individuals and communities through accessible counseling services, shelter services, education and advocacy.” Each year the private nonprofit organization honors those in the community who are like minded, focus on families and improve the quality of life for families in our area. This year is no different. The honorees have been announced.

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Santa’s helpers ensure a Merry Christmas for families in local shelter

There’s not a chimney to be found at the Family Services Women and Children’s Shelter here. But that hasn’t kept a host of Santa’s helpers from coming inside to bring gifts and cheer for the residents, especially the children.

“Every year, our two shelters become short-term safe havens for more than 800 women and children,” said Janet Walker, executive director for Family Services of Southeast Texas.

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