40 Stories for 40 Years

by Emily Roberts | Jan 31, 2018
2018 marks the 40th anniversary of The Family Place. All year long we will be sharing stories of family violence survivors, community supporters and the women and men who have helped save lives and make The Family Place the national leader it is today. Join us as we commemorate our 40th birthday all year long!

About The Family Place
In 1978, a group of community volunteers organized The Family Place as one of the first family violence shelters and service organizations in the state with a mission to eliminate family violence through intervention and proactive prevention, extensive community education, advocacy and assistance for victims and their families. Today The Family Place is the largest family violence service provider in North Texas, serving 10,049 clients with 130,996 hours of service last year alone. Over the past 40 years, we have counseled more than 215,000 clients, provided lifesaving shelter to more than 24,000 women, children and men, and answered more than 600,000 calls for help. We have helped more than 18,800 batterers learn how to change their abusive behavior and reach approximately 6,000 students each year through our youth education programs. All of our programs are provided in Spanish and in English.