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Links to Local Victim Services Websites
Focusing Families Crisis Center is a non-profit organization committed to strengthening individuals, families and communities through education, prevention and intervention to eliminate Family Violence, Sexual Assault, and other crisis issues.
Project Unity is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving vulnerable Brazos Valley residents. Through community partnerships, Project Unity provides comprehensive family assessments, referrals, and assistance in obtaining appropriate services and resources for unmet needs. Staff members assess the basic factors that influence a family's ability to escape the cycle of poverty and assist families in identifying and accessing the types of services that would best meet their needs. Services include: comprehensive intake, assessment, and referrals to appropriate services; job training which includes support services for child care, housing, utilities, vehicle repair, transportation, clothing and fees to facilitate employment; parent education; Food Pantry Day with educational seminars and health screenings; and For Kids Sake seminars to minimize trauma of divorce on children. Project Unity also manages Safe Harbour, a supervised visitation center that provides a safe, child-friendly environment to children to visit with their non-custodial parent when family conflict results in court-ordered supervised visits, parenting education, fathering support groups, and more.
The mission of the Sexual Assault Resource Center is to provide comprehensive services for and resources about sexual violence, primarily through 24-hour services and prevention education. We seek to assure that the physical and emotional needs of anyone affected by sexual violence are met, and that everyone is treated with dignity and respect and is given accurate legal and medical information.
Scotty's House is the Child Advocacy Center of the Brazos Valley. Founded in 1995, it is their mission to provide services to abused children and their families.
A non-profit organization dedicated to children in our community. Through the use of highly trained volunteers as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), VFC is dedicated to the safety and needs of the children we serve.
Homeless & Housing Services offers emergency, temporary shelter for homeless men, women and families. Our Housing Services Program assists with transitional housing needs, including scattered-site housing, bridging the gap between emergency shelter and self-sufficiency. Case management is provided throughout all of our programs.Our Community Closet provides basic necessities including clothing, furniture, appliances and household items to individuals and families, to assist them in gaining and/or maintaining self-sufficiency. The Community Café provides nutritious meals to anyone in the community, free of charge. Twin City Mission's Donation & Resale Service's four resale stores (stocked by donations from the community) sell clothing, furniture and household appliances at or below garage sale prices. Our Domestic Violence Services include:Phoebe's Home an emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and their families. Case management and non-residential counseling services are also available. Our Outreach Services provide professional family violence training and education to area law enforcement personnel, criminal justice staff, medical professionals and the faith community. Education on dating abuse for Junior High, High School and College students is also included. Our Youth & Family Services Program, including the STAR program offers free Services To At Risk youth and their families. The goal of this program is to keep the family unit together through individual and group counseling.
Links to State Victim Services Websites
The Texas Address Confidentiality Program (ACP), administered by the Office of the Attorney General (OAG), provides a substitute post office box address and free mail forwarding service for participants.
  • Funding and technical assistance to sexual assault programs and some special projects throughout the state;
  • Establishing Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs) in communities;
  • Certifying Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs);
  • Certifying sexual assault advocate training programs.
The Crime Victims’Compensation Program is administered by the Office of the Attorney General and is dedicated to ensuring that victims of violent crime are provided financial assistance for crime-related expenses that cannot be reimbursed by insurance or other sources.
The mission of Victim Services Division is to provide a central mechanism for crime victims to participate in the Criminal Justice System.
APS is responsible for investigating abuse, neglect, and exploitation of adults who are elderly or have disabilities.

The Child Protective Services Division investigates reports of abuse and neglect of children. It also:
Provides services to children and families in their own homes;
Places children in foster care;
Provides services to help youth in foster care make the transition to adulthood; and
Places children in adoptive homes.

The TxCVC serves as a central source of information about services and issues involving crime victims in Texas.
The Texas Council on Family Violence promotes safe and healthy relationships by supporting service providers, facilitating strategic prevention efforts, and creating opportunities for freedom from domestic violence.
Children's Advocacy Centers of Texas, Inc. (CACTX) is the statewide membership association, representing all local children's advocacy centers (CACs) in the Lone Star State.

The mission of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles is to perform its duties as imposed by Article IV, Section 11, of the Texas Constitution and:
• Determine which prisoners are due to be released on parole or discretionary mandatory supervision;
Determine conditions of parole and mandatory supervision;
Determine revocation of parole and mandatory supervision;
• Recommend the resolution of clemency matters to the Governor.

The Texas Association Against Sexual Assault is committed to ending sexual violence in Texas through education, prevention and advocacy.
The Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Inc., (The Bridge) a comprehensive crisis center, assists survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence and those who are homeless due to these circumstances or another crisis.
Lone Star Legal Aid is a non-profit law firm, operating as the fourth largest legal aid organization of its type in the United States. We provide free civil legal assistance to low-income individuals and families who have immediate needs but cannot afford an attorney.
Texas Advocacy Project provides free legal services statewide to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.
Links to National Victim Services Websites
The mission of the National Center for Victims of Crime is to forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives.
Victim Assistance Online is non-profit information, research and networking resource for victim assistance specialists, professionals in related disciplines and all interested in the field of victimology.
Among its programs, RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE.
The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), a component of the U.S. Department of Justice, provides national leadership in developing the nation's capacity to reduce violence against women through the implementation of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
Government clearing house for information for crime victims and providers
Links to Utility Assistance Websites
Provides assistance with utility bills and/or assistance weatherizing your home
Short Term Utility Assistance
Links to Other Assistance Websites
loveisrespect.org provides resources for teens, parents, friends and family, Peer Advocates, government officials, law enforcement officials and the general public. All communication is confidential and anonymous.
Online article from Journal of Adolescent Health about risks of sending sexual pictures from youth (in .pdf format)
The mission of the organization is to serve as the nation’s resource on the issues of missing and sexually exploited children. The organization provides information and resources to law enforcement, parents, children including child victims as well as other professionals.

The Child Support Division determines, on a case-by-case basis, which of the child support services listed below are appropriate:
• Locating the absent parent
• Establishing paternity
• Establishing and enforcing child support orders
• Establishing and enforcing medical support orders
• Reviewing and adjusting child support payments
• Collecting and distributing child support payments

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