What is Family Violence?

“An act by a member of a family or household against another member of the family or household that is intended to result in physical harm, bodily injury, assault or sexual assault or that is a threat that reasonably places the member in fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury…or dating violence…”

~ (Texas Family Code, 71.004)

Facts

  • Reports by battered mothers show that 87% of children witness the abuse
  • Up to 50% of all homeless women and children are fleeing family violence


Breaking the Silence of Family Violence!

Focusing Families is a Non-Profit organization committed to strengthening individuals, families and communities through education, prevention and intervention to eliminate violence and crisis issues!

Program Features

Crisis Hotline
Service 24 hours-7days per week

Crisis Intervention
Assistance with immediate physical and emotional needs relating to family violence issues

Individual Counseling
Face to face counseling for adults, teens & children

Battered Women and Children’s Shelter

Accompaniment Services
Medical, Legal, and Social Services

Support Groups

Community Education
Involvement and presentations in community, schools and social services

Professional Education
Trainings involving law enforcements, criminal justice, medical, human services, clergy, and other professions

Volunteer Program
Training of volunteers to help provide advocacy in crisis intervention, accompaniment, and follow-up services to victims of Family Violence

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