The Family Place Announces Funding from Texas Bar Foundation

by Emily Roberts | Nov 26, 2013

The Family Place Announces Funding from Texas Bar Foundation 

NOVEMBER 26, 2013 – DALLAS – The Family Place, a non-profit agency dedicated to ending family violence, recently received funding from the Texas Bar Foundation to implement Legal Services for Victims of Domestic Violence. Since its inception in 1965, the Texas Bar Foundation has awarded more than $15 million in grants to law-related programs. Supported by members of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Bar Foundation is the nation’s largest charitably-funded bar foundation.


The Family Place empowers victims 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 service organizations in the state. Today, we are still a grassroots organization supported by dedicated volunteers.

In 35 years, we have counseled more than 190,000 clients, provided lifesaving shelter to more than 20,000 women, children and men, and answered more than 500,000 calls for help. We have helped more than 15,500 batterers learn how to change their abusive behavior and reach approximately 6,500 students each year through our youth education programs. All of our programs are provided in Spanish and in English. For more information, visit