Family or Domestic Violence
H.E.A.R.T. (Help End Abusive Relationship Tendencies)
A confidential support group for battered and formerly battered women
Sexual Assault Advocacy & Support Groups
Sexual assault can happen to anyone. Estimates are that one in three women and one in seven men will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime... and usually, the offender is someone known to the victim. Sexual assault is any sexual contact or intimacy performed upon one person by another without mutual consent, or with the inability of the survivor to give consent due to age or mental or physical incapacity. Sexual assault can be very devastating, and may affect every area of a survivor’s life and the lives of their loved ones. RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE. If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, call the East Texas Crisis Center.
Advocacy / Legal Advocacy
Support in hospitals, civil and criminal justice and other settings
Family Protective Orders
Screening and processing legal documents in cooperation with the justice system
Crime Victims Services
Assistance in filing victims’ compensation forms
Violence Intervention Network Programs include:
Men’s Education Network
For men working to end violence in their relationships.
Women’s Intervention Network
For women who batter their intimate partners
Alternatives to Violence
For persons who assault non-family members
Children’s Prevention and Education Programs
The Crisis Center Children’s Prevention and Education Program fosters a sense of purpose and belonging for residents, pre-school and school-age children, offering stability, consistency, and anti-victimization skills training on a daily basis. More on Children's Prevention Programs.
Women's Economic Education Program
The number one reason women return to their abuser is the fact that they do not have relevant job skills or training to earn adequate income to support themselves and their children. Once safe from harm women have the opportunity to get their emotional bearings and begin to consider the obstacles and challenges that lie ahead for them to work toward independent living.
The Women's Economic Education Program addresses the financial challenges of achieving self-sufficiency faced by our clients. It is designed to help women improve their financial condition by broadening their skills through job training. The curriculum used for the classes was written specifically for victims of family violence and is provided to our agency by the Allstate Foundation.
Weekly classes also help women:
Public Education and Primary Prevention Program
The Speakers’ Bureau is offered as a community service at no charge to inform religious and civic organizations and clubs, educational institutions and businesses about victimization.
In-services, seminars and workshops are conducted with law enforcement, medical services, educators and community agencies to assist them in working with victims.
The East Texas Crisis Center also provides primary prevention
education to train and initiate change in the mindset of young males
to break the cycle of sexism and violence against women. This
prevention education is conducted at schools, youth clubs and
colleges. If you are interested in educating your young men to stop
see Men Against Violence