11 Resources for Domestic Violence Victims in Texas

Texas Criminal Lawyers Online Magazine is dedicated to helping Victims of Domestic Violence.

We have listed 30 Texas Resources for Texas Victims of Domestic Violence Abuse.

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1) Texas Council on Family Violence

Texas Council on Family Violence is committed to helping you find a local family violence program and providing you with internet resources about family violence.

Visit us here.

2) 24 Hour Emergency Shelters

You can view 24-Hr Emergency Shelters in your area by clicking here.

3) List of Sexual Assault Crisis Centers

You can view an extensive list of Sexual Assault Programs and Crisis Centers in Texas here.

4) Texas Domestic Violence Help

There are 153 organizations in Texas that provide domestic violence services at some level. A total of 116 organizations have provided complete information about their program to this site for a statewide completion rate of 75%. These programs can be found in 89 different cities.

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5) Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse (AVDA)

The mission of AVDA (Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse) is to end family violence by advocating for the safety and self-determination of victims, promoting accountability for abusers and fostering a community response to abuse.
AVDA is a unique non-profit that has served Houston for over 37 years.
In the next few years, we would like to enter a growth phase of adding more programs and assisting more victims. We envision a non-abusive and violence-free environment where relationships are based on mutual respect.

6) WomensLaw.org


WomensLaw.org was founded in February 2000 by Elizabeth Martin with the help of a group of lawyers, teachers, advocates, and web designers who were interested in seeing the power of the Internet help survivors of domestic violence.  In 2001, the WomensLaw.org website was launched to provide state-specific legal information and resources for survivors of domestic violence.  In 2002, WomensLaw.org added a confidential Email Hotline to offer direct support to survivors, their advocates, friends and family members.  Today, more than 1.5 million unique users visit the website annually, and WomensLaw.org provides referrals and information to more than 3,000 individuals through the Email Hotline.

7) Never A Victim

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8) Tx Health & Human Services Family Violence Program

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The Family Violence Program promotes self-sufficiency, safety, and long-term independence of adult victims of family violence, child victims of family violence, and victims of teen dating violence. The program provides emergency shelter and support services to victims and their children, educates the public, and provides training, and prevention support to various agencies.

9) Texas Advocacy Project


If you recognize that you are in an abusive relationship, it is critical that you get out of that relationship before it escalates from emotional and verbal abuse to physical abuse and violence.

Familiarize yourself with the signs of emotional and verbal abuse. Someone who does these things is very often also capable of physical abuse and violence.

Take a look at the signs and see if they apply to your relationship, or the relationship of someone you are concerned about. If any of these signs sound familiar or apply to you, we can help.

10) TexasLawHelp.ORG


TexasLawHelp.org is a website dedicated to providing free, reliable legal information to low-income Texans.  It is part of a broader effort within the national legal aid community to use technology, specifically the Internet, to enhance and expand the delivery of legal aid.

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11) Texas Attorney General Crime Victim Services


Assisting Victims of Violent Crime

The Office of the Attorney General serves victims of crime by administering the Crime Victims’ Compensation Program and victim service-related grants and contracts, in addition to offering training and outreach programs.

  • The Crime Victims’ Compensation Program reimburses out-of-pocket expenses to victims of violent crime and their families. The Crime Victims’ Compensation Fund can help eligible victims pay for medical and counseling bills incurred because of the crime and can help families cover the cost of the funeral for a loved one who has been killed.
  • Grants and Contracts administered by the Office of the Attorney General help fund a broad range of victim-related services. Domestic violence shelters, rape crisis centers, hotlines, victim advocacy, education, assistance with CVC applications and other victim-related services are available as a result of these grants and contracts.

Mission of the Crime Victim Services Division

The mission of the Crime Victim Services Division is to assist in the compassionate and effective delivery of crime victim services by offering information, resources and financial assistance to crime victims and the organizations that assist them.

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