In 1978, a group of community volunteers organized The Family Place as one of the first family violence shelters in the state. Today, The Family Place is the largest family violence shelter in Texas leading the way with collaborative, creative, comprehensive programming including three emergency shelters providing 177 shelter beds each night, one with an animal shelter, two medical clinics and a dental clinic, counseling for adults and children, and extensive community education.
Denton County Friends of the Family provides compassionate, comprehensive services to those impacted by rape, sexual abuse, and domestic violence, while partnering with its community to promote safety, hope, healing, justice, and prevention.
Hope’s Door New Beginning Center (HDNBC) is a not-for-profit community organization serving North Texas with locations in Plano and Garland. They provide free trauma-informed services to individuals and families affected by domestic abuse, dating abuse or family violence and free educational programs that enhance the community’s capacity to recognize and respond to abuse. We also provide fee-based programs (BIPP) to help individuals who have exhibited controlling or abusive behaviors in the past achieve healthy and non-violent conflict resolution skills.
Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support was founded in 1985 to give women in abusive situations a way out. Genesis has formulated its services to address the issue holistically and give each woman the same message: there is help and there is hope.
Created as a partnership between the Dallas Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support, Conference on Crimes Against Women (CCAW) offers over 140 workshops, case studies, and hands-on computer labs taught by local and national experts who explore the various facets of these crimes and provide the most cutting-edge, relevant, and creative tools that attendees can implement in their professions.