“What helped me the most was a neighbor who confronted me when she hardly knew me and offered to help whenever I was ready to take the first step.” —Teresa, survivor of domestic violence

What We Do


The Family Place empowers survivors of family violence by providing safe housing, counseling, and skills that create independence while building community engagement and advocating for social change to stop family violence.

In 1978 a group of community volunteers organized The Family Place as one of the first family violence shelters in the state. Today The Family Place is the largest family violence service provider in Texas, with three emergency shelters providing 177 shelter beds each night, including the state’s only shelter for men and children, and three counseling centers. All of our services are completely free and offered in Spanish and in English.

We served 9,466 clients last year providing 65,630 days of emergency shelter, 21,036 days of transitional housing, 22,851 hours of counseling to nonresidential clients, and 10,465 hours of court-ordered group sessions for batterers.  


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