“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
History of the Family Place
to address the need for social services for abused women and children in Dallas. The YWCA also recognizes the need and begins a hotline and referral service, and the two groups collaborate to form the Dallas Violence Intervention Alliance (DVIA).
The first shelter for battered women and children in Texas: 50 families, including 91 children, found shelter, safety and healing that year.
when the National Center for Child Abuse and Neglect funds a four-year Children’s Therapeutic Program.
to provide counseling to women living outside the shelter.
through our Battering Intervention and Prevention Program.
The shop opens to provide additional resources for clients and additional revenue for program services.
HUD awards funding to expand transitional housing and our Supportive Living Program is formed.
The Family Place Partners launch Partners Card, our signature fundraiser, with 175 participating stores.
The Be Project is created to educate students on bullying, teen dating violence and sexual assault.
Sally’s House opens with 100 beds, 22 transitional apartments and comprehensive support services.
Our supervised visitation center opens.
Large family apartments and a K-2 Education Center are added to Sally's House.
A medical clinic opens at Sally’s house to meet the needs of our clients.
We open the first men’s shelter in Texas and a new counseling office in Collin County.
Ann Moody Place opens with one-of-a-kind features like an animal kennel for victims’ pets, a medical and dental clinic, specially designed play therapy rooms and more. The Family Place now provides a total of 177 shelter beds between all three shelters.