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Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse – a private, non-profit organization that has been serving families trapped in the cycle of family violence since 1980. Only AVDA works to break this cycle by intervening with both the victim and the abuser. AVDA operates two direct-service programs unique to Harris County. The Legal Advocacy Program offers free legal representation for adults and children trapped in abusive intimate-partner or family relationships and the nationally recognized Battering Intervention and Prevention Program provides specialized psycho-educational counseling which enables batterers to recognize, accept responsibility for and end their abusive behavior, Houston, TX.

Brooks City-Base Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program – Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARCs) and Victim Advocates (VA) are available at major DoD installations to assist victims (survivors) of sexual assault, San Antonio, TX.

Center for Public Policy Priorities – for 20 years, CPPP has been a nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank committed to improving public policies and private practices to better the economic and social conditions of low- and moderate-income Texans. CPPP pursues this mission through independent research, policy analysis and development, public education, advocacy, and technical assistance, Austin, TX.

Annual Report, 2010

Dallas County Sexual Assault Coalition – established in 2001 to provide a forum to assess, explore and recommend better outcomes for victims / survivors of sexual violence. Members include law enforcement, the District Attorney's Office, medical and mental health agencies and many area non-profit agencies providing victim services, Dallas, TX. Visit the Facebook page.

Dallas Domestic Violence Legal Help Center – providing legal services to victims of domestic violence in need of quality representation in the Dallas County civil justice system, Dallas, TX.

Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center – assesses, serves active duty military, their beneficiaries, and veterans with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) through state-of-the-art clinical care, innovative clinical research initiatives and educational programs. DVBIC fulfills this mission through ongoing collaboration with military VA and civilian health partners, local communities, families and individuals with TBI, Washington, DC.

24 / 7 Outreach Center

Fact Sheet

Fort Hood and San Antonio MMC, TX locations

Domestic Violence Clinic, The University of Texas at Austin, School of Law – students represent victims of domestic violence with a variety of civil legal problems including custody, divorce, visitation, housing, consumer, public assistance, and procurement of protective orders. Students sit "first chair," and are responsible for all tasks associated with their cases. They meet with clients, draft pleadings, interview witnesses, draft and respond to discovery, take depositions, negotiate settlements, and conduct trials, Austin, TX.

Family Violence Program, Texas Health and Human Services Commission –services to victims of family violence are provided through contracts with family violence centers and programs located throughout Texas. The shelter centers provide temporary shelter and nonresident services for victims of family violence and their children. The nonresidential centers provide the same services, except shelter, for victims. To be eligible for services, a client must be physically, emotionally, or sexually abused by a partner, former partner, or another family or household member. Information and referral also is available for the batterer, Austin, TX.

Gay & Lesbian Switchboard Houston – has been on the line for Houston's GLBT community since 1982. A service of the Montrose Counseling Center, the Switchboard continues to rely upon dedicated and specially trained volunteers to sustain itself. With support, the Switchboard remains a vital links to GLBT individuals throughout Southeast Texas who have become targets of domestic violence and sexual assault. Anyone, regardless of sexual orientation, may contact the Switchboard if they have become a hate crime target, Houston, TX.


GivingCity – is the guide to doing good in Austin. A project of the Austin Community Foundation, we offer actionable community content with the goal of connecting more Central Texans to philanthropy and improving communication and collaboration across the community. Through stories, profiles, first-person essays, and in-depth features we offer volunteers, donors, philanthropists, nonprofit professionals, and anyone interested in civic engagement the information – and inspiration – they need to do good, Austin, TX.

"Understand Domestic Violence" feature, January 2011

Lawyer Referral Information Service, State Bar of Texas – will help you find a lawyer or agency that best matches your legal needs. Please be aware that we are a referral service, and we cannot give legal advice. We refer you to a lawyer who can help. Call 800-252-9690 or 877-9TEXBAR, Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, CT. The call-in service is closed on legal holidays. We also have phone services in Spanish.

LIFT Alliance – we provide direct service and care to child and adult survivors of child, sexual and domestic abuse; offer intensive curriculum-based work with children and teens to prevent violence; educate the public on the issues and response and prevention strategies; and advocate for effective and coordinated response systems, Austin, TX.

P.E.A.C.E. Initiative – is a private nonprofit organization whose membership consists of 48 public and private institutions, grassroots organizations and individuals working collaboratively to end family violence, San Antonio, TX.

SafePlace (English and Español) – exists to end rape, sexual abuse and domestic violence, Austin, TX.

Deaf Services

Disability Services ASAP: A Safety Awareness Program

SAHELI – is a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to Asian and other immigrant families dealing with domestic violence, sexual assault and trafficking. Our mission is to promote abuse-free Asian communities through advocacy, support, awareness and access to social services. SAHELI envisions healthy, abuse-free Asian communities. SAHELI represents six words that define our services: Support, Advocate, Heal, Empower, Listen, and Inform. SAHELI specifically addresses the cultural and language needs of Asian and other immigrant families affected by domestic violence. Our values and mission are reflected in our programs, which integrate culture and language specific direct services, educational programs, and community-based initiatives and advocacy, Austin, TX.

Sexual Assault Legal Services & Assistance (English and Español) – was established to provide free, confidential legal assistance to all survivors of sexual violence throughout Texas. SALSA is a project of the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault and the Texas Legal Services Center. Our combined experience providing free legal services and supporting sexual assault victims throughout the state make SALSA uniquely qualified to provide you with the best legal assistance available. We firmly believe you have the right to make your own decisions, and we are eager to hear how we can assist you. When you are ready, contact us at 1-888-343-4414, Monday-Friday 8am-5pm, Houston, TX. Read the opening news release.

Texas Advocacy Project (formerly known as Women's Advocacy Project) – a statewide nonprofit legal organization that promotes access to justice for Texas women and children in need. Started in 1982 as a legal hotline, the agency has evolved as an expert on legal issues affecting survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, and now provides a range of services that promote the use of legal protections to end violence against women, Austin, TX.

Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (English and Español) – committed to ending sexual violence in Texas through education, prevention, and advocacy. In the meantime, we desire to support survivors on their paths to hope, healing and justice. TAASA is the voice of the sexual assault movement in Texas. We are a unifying force bringing together parties involved in and affected by sexual assault as a catalyst for change, Austin, TX.

Texas Council on Family Violence – works to end violence against women through partnerships, advocacy and direct services for women, children and men, Austin, TX.

NNEDV Names TCFV Gloria Terry, CEO, to National Board, October 8, 2013.

Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination, updated February 2013.

TCFV Tribute to the Women and Men in the Texas Movement to End Family Violence, 2012.

Texas District & County Attorneys Association, Austin, TX. Training Calendar.

Texas Equal Access to Justice Foundation – funding civil legal service for low-income Texans, Austin, TX.

Texas Health and Human Services Commission – works to improve client services, use every public dollar efficiently, and focus on real results and accountability. We continuously strive to improve services and manage costs by listening to our partners and the people we serve and by putting innovation and new technology into practice, Austin, TX.

Texas Legal Services Center a non-profit legal office which provides assistance and training to poverty law advocates and their clients in the areas of litigation support, education and communication. TLSC sponsors projects that assist individuals in Texas and, in some cases, nationwide, Austin, TX.

Texas Line of Duty Deaths, Officer Down Memorial Page – a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring America's fallen law enforcement heroes. More than 20,000 officers have made the ultimate sacrifice in the United States and it is with great honor that the ODMP pays a lasting tribute to each of these officers by preserving their memories within its pages. All who visit the ODMP will be deeply moved by the countless stories of selfless courage and heroism exhibited by officers who lost their lives while serving and protecting the citizens of this great nation, Fairfax, VA.

Texas Network of Youth Services – an organization of 60 nonprofit youth service agencies and private individuals who share the common goal of creating better options and improving available services for youth and families in crisis, Austin, TX.

Texas Survivor Resource Guide, Just Detention International, Los Angeles, CA and Washington, DC.

Texas Veteran's Legal Assistance Project, Texas Legal Services Center – serves low to moderate income Texas veterans earning up to twice the federal poverty limit, as well as their spouses, dependents and survivors, Austin, TX.

Texas Veterans Commission created in 1927 as the State Service Office to assist veterans of the Indian wars, Spanish-American War and World War I. Our purpose has always been to act as the state appointed advocate of Texas veterans as they attempt to secure the benefits rightfully earned in exchange for their service in our nation's armed forces, Austin, TX. See 2013 Directory.

Texas Woman's University Veterans Program Office, Denton, TX.

TexVet: Partners Across Texas – focusing on making it easier for military members and their families to find help. The resources identified through TexVet are meant for anyone who is serving or has served in any branch of the military, as well as the family members and others who care about a service member. TexVet is also a forum for collaboration between government agencies and private organizations and businesses that are serving and supporting the military and their families and their communities.

Transformation – Projects: Improving the Application Process, Texas Health and Human Services Commission – a menu of options for consumers applying for state services, including Medicaid, food stamps, the Children's Health Insurance Program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and long-term care. In the new system, Texans will be able to apply for services by phone, in person, over the Internet and by fax or mail, Austin, TX.

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