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Family Abuse Center (Nonprofit )
163.63 miles away, P.O. Box 20395, Waco, TX, 76702

We exist to eliminate domestic violence in Central Texas by sheltering victims of domestic violence and by preventing abuse from occurring through intervention and education.

24/7
Whitney Thomas - Executive Director Send email
Online and Virtual Assistance

If you feel you are experiencing domestic violence, please call the Family Abuse Center's 24-Hour Crisis Hotline at 1 (800) 283-8401 or the National DV Hotline at 1 (800) 799-7233.

The Family Abuse Center offers a free, safe, and confidential place for adults and children to begin to experience life without violence. Our professional staff listens, advocates, and provides moral support to all those seeking our services. We offer counseling, transportation help, job and life skills education, and more.

Victim(s) of Domestic Violence.

Click here to know if you are being abused

Free

24/7
Updated within the last 3 months.

Virtual support system group for those experiencing or who are survivors of domestic violence.

Where:

  • Zoom video conference
  • Meeting ID: 998-905-2797
  • Contact the Family Abuse Center for group password.

Open to people who are experiencing or who are survivors of domestic violence.

Our experienced counseling staff are committed to providing services for those in Waco and our surrounding counties who are victims of domestic violence.

Click here to know if you are being abused!

Free

First and third Monday of every month: 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Karen Perez
(800) 283-8401
Updated within the last 3 months.
163.63 miles away, P.O. Box 20395, Waco, TX, 76702

Individual Counseling

  • Counseling is available for community members who have experienced abuse by a significant other, household member, or relative.
  • Counselors are available to meet with you in a safe, undisclosed location to discuss your situation and the ways domestic violence has impacted your life.
  • You do not have to be separated from an abusive spouse/partner to receive counseling services, but please be aware and take steps to keep yourself safe.

Our experienced counseling staff is committed to providing services for those in Waco and our surrounding counties who are victims of domestic violence.

Click here to know if you are being abused!

FREE

24/7
Updated within the last 1 month.
163.63 miles away, P.O. Box 20395, Waco, TX, 76702

We are currently working on slowly integrating play therapy as an option. There is a children’s counseling group that meets once a week during evening group time. Parents can request counseling for their children and the CSC will make that referral.

Each child over 5 and in the shelter, is welcomed and encouraged to participate in group counseling.

FREE

Meets once a week during evening group time.
Updated within the last 1 month.
163.63 miles away, P.O. Box 20395, Waco, TX, 76702

Counseling

Each child over 5 is welcomed and encouraged to participate in receiving individual and group therapy by our counselor. We are currently working on slowly integrating play therapy as an option. There is a children’s counseling group that meets once a week during evening group time. Parents can request counseling for their children and the CSC will make that referral.

  • Counseling is available for community members who have experienced abuse by a significant other, household member, or relative.
  • Counselors are available to meet with you in a safe, undisclosed location to discuss your situation and the ways domestic violence has impacted your life.
  • You do not have to be separated from an abusive spouse/partner to receive counseling services, but please be aware and take steps to keep yourself safe.
 

Children over 5 for counseling. Ages vary for other services. 

FREE

24/7
Updated within the last 1 month.
163.63 miles away, P.O. Box 20395, Waco, TX, 76702

Shelter:

We provide a 24-hour emergency shelter for all victims of domestic violence. At the shelter, clients are provided a bed with clean sheets, 3 meals per daily, and direct access to our general services.

For adults, we can provide emergency shelter along with general services such as case management, counseling, support groups, an array of legal services, and assistance with housing.

For children, we can provide emergency shelter for children and their parents along with services such as case management, assistance with school-related arrangements or concerns, counseling, therapeutic and educational groups, and enrichment activities for the parent and child while at the shelter to strengthen family relationships.

Legal Advocacy:

We provide free legal services for all victims of domestic violence. Our legal advocates are available to residential, non-residential, and rural clients who reside within the seven counties we serve.

Support Groups:

We provide support groups and life skills classes for all of our clients. Support groups are facilitated by staff and offer a place for clients to discuss different issues and topics such as domestic violence education, boundaries, self-esteem, financial planning, etc.

Victim(s) of Domestic Violence.

Click here to know if you are being abused!

FREE

24/7
Updated within the last 1 month.
163.63 miles away, P.O. Box 20395, Waco, TX, 76702

In addition to McLennan County, the Family Abuse Center serves Bosque, Falls, Freestone, Hill, Limestone, Navarro, and Ellis Counties. To better serve these 7 counties, the Family Abuse Center intentionally engages these communities through outreach and educational efforts.

Our advocates are frequently in the seven counties building community relationships, advertising the services FAC provides free of charge to domestic violence survivors, and educating groups about domestic violence and its impact on our local communities.

McLennan County, Bosque, Falls, Freestone, Hill, Limestone, Navarro, and Ellis Counties.

Free

24/7
Updated within the last 1 month.

HOPES, which stands for Healthy Outcomes through Prevention and Early Support, is a free support program for parents and caregivers of children ages 0-5 in McLennan County.

By supporting early childhood development with education, resources, and community connections, HOPES aims to strengthen families and provide a foundation for long-term healthy development in children.

The program is provided by the Family Abuse Center of Waco, Texas, and is a Texas Parents as Teachers affiliate.

Parents and caregivers of children ages 0-5 in McLennan County.

Free

Hours
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last 1 month.