As a membership-focused organization, TCFV is firmly committed to serving its members, communities in Texas and thousands of victims of domestic violence and their families.We host an array of dynamic signature conferences, summits, training events, webinars, and prevention efforts throughout the year to support the capacity building of member programs and enhance community responses to family violence throughout the state.
At first, the group chose the name Texas would be chosen for statewide efforts.
We sought to create opportunities for cooperation, coordination and collaboration with one another and with myriad organizations coming into contact with victims, offenders and their children as well as to improve laws and policies to hold offenders accountable and increase the safety of victims. Toby Myers with the Houston Area Women’s Center was selected as the first Board Chair.
(Gainesville) Asian Family Support Services of Austin Atascosa Family Crisis Center, Inc.
(Pleasanton) Cross Timbers Family Services (Stephenville) Deaf Smith County Crisis Center (Hereford) Dove Project (San Saba) Family Crisis Center of the Big Bend (Alpine) Families to Freedom (Addison) The Haven Family Shelter of Mc Culloch County, Inc.
TCFV supports this critical goal by offering these additional services: Officers Jaime Esparza, El Paso, President and Chair Heather Kartye, Chair-Elect, Region 6 Julia Spann, Treasurer, Region 9 Frances Wilson, Secretary, Region 8 At-Large Members Danielle Agee, Irving Jeff Allar, Austin Shirley Cox, Arlington Janet Lawson, Austin Laura Squiers, Lufkin Regional Directors Jim Womack, Region 1 Karen Hildebrand, Region 2 Lyndia Allen, Region 3 Jim Malatich, Region 4 Sherri Kendall, Region 7 Immediate Past Chair Leigh Ann Fry Family Violence Programs Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse (Houston) The Ark Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Shelter (Brownwood) Bastrop County Family Crisis Center (Bastrop) Bay Area Turning Point (Houston) The Bridge Over Troubled Waters (Pasadena) Brighter Tomorrows (Grand Prairie) Casa De Misericordia (Laredo) Center Against Sexual and Family Violence (El Paso) The Crisis Center (Odessa) Crisis Center of Anderson and Cherokee Counties (Jacksonville) The Crisis Center of Matagorda and Wharton Counties (Bay City) Crisis Center of the Plains (Plainview) Daya (Houston) Denton County Friends of the Family, Inc. (Waco) Family Crisis Center of East Texas (Lufkin) Family Crisis Center of the Rio Grande Valley (Harlingen) The Family Place (Dallas) Family Services of Southeast Texas (Beaumont) Family Support Services (Amarillo) Family Violence Prevention Services, Inc.
(Denton) Domestic Violence Prevention (Texarkana) East Texas Crisis Center (Tyler) Eastland County Crisis Center, Inc. (San Antonio) Family Time Crisis and Counseling Center (Humble) Fannin County Family Crisis Center (Bonham) First Step, Inc.
The Beginning of Policy Advocacy for the Texas Council on Family Violence From the very beginning, TCFV knew we would be approaching the Texas Legislature to ask for changes in laws as well as to create financial support from the State for prevention and intervention.
Gwen Gordon of Waco was appointed the Coordinator Legislative Liaison.
(Borger) Johnson County Family Crisis Center (Cleburne) Mission Granbury, Inc.
(Granbury) Mujeres Unidas/Women Together (Mc Allen) New Beginning Center (Garland) New Bridge Family Shelter (San Angelo) Noah Project, Inc.
We host hundreds of local, statewide, and online trainings each year and answer thousands of technical assistance calls for family violence and battering intervention and prevention programs each year.