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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!
Family Services Blog
After the storm, donations began pouring in from all over the country. From Massachusetts, Iowa, New Jersey, Nevada, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and more! And of course, our beloved Texans! Donations were piled high in some offices, and lining the hallways of the shelter....read more
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 – face unique vulnerabilities during this disaster. For those who have fled abuse in their homes to seek safety, the trauma of leaving is now compounded by the trauma of dealing with uncertainty, devastation, and disruption from the disaster.
Recently, a reporter from Public Radio International paid us a visit to hear what it’s like to be in the middle of a crisis and then have to deal with a natural disaster. Please listen to her piece here:read more
Prevention Education in an active learning environment
Hosted by Family Services Kid’s Connection Program, this free summer day camp for children ages 7-12 will focus on alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention, making healthy choices, goal setting, negative peer pressure and bullying. Kids will learn while having fun.read more
If you’ve ever been to the 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.read more
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 Vitanza’s piece from this month’s events book:
Tabouli! Pastitsio! Dolmades! OH MY! St. Michael’s Mediterranean Festival has become one of the most anticipated one-day eating events of the entire year.read more
“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