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Serving Texas Families Online Service Directory

The family violence service providers listed in this directory include TCFV family violence program members and Health and Human Services funded programs.

About the Service Directory

What is a Family Violence Service Provider?

In Texas, there are over 100 family violence service providers. These providers are locally operated, community-based nonprofit organizations that offer quality victim-centered services to survivors of family violence and their children. Texas family violence service providers may offer a variety of critical services such as 24-hour emergency shelter, nonresidential services or advocacy. Services offered vary by community. To learn more about your local provider, please contact them directly. 

What is an HHSC-Funded Center?

Of the 100 family violence service providers in the state, 71 Shelter Centers and 9 Nonresidential Centers are funded by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Family Violence Program. HHSC-Funded Centers, which have the meaning outlined in Section 51.002 of the Human Resource Code, are operated by a public or private nonprofit organization and provide comprehensive residential and/or nonresidential services to victims of family violence. These comprehensive services include, but are not limited to, 24-hour emergency shelter, crisis hotlines, and supportive services specific to the needs of victims of family violence and their families. The Texas Administrative Code further defines the comprehensive services that these centers offer, for more information visit www.sos.state.tx.us/tac/.

In addition to Shelter and Nonresidential centers, HHSC also funds family violence Special Projects which provide at least one specialized family violence service in their community.

What is a BIPP?

TCFV provides technical assistance, training, and oversight to accredited Battering Intervention and Prevention Programs (BIPPs). Although many different kinds of professionals can help offenders change their abusive behavior, courts that refer offenders must send them to an accredited BIPP. The program or professional must comply with Texas Department of Criminal Justice Community Justice Assistance Division (TDCJ-CJAD) guidelines, including:

  • Trained Employees: Accredited BIPPs must train all employees. BIPP facilitators must complete 25 battering intervention training hours and 15 family violence training hours.
  • Criminal Background Checks: Accredited BIPPs must complete criminal background checks for each of their employees. Minimum Group Time Accredited BIPPs must provide at least 36 hours and 18 weeks of group intervention.
  • Programmatic Philosophy: Accredited BIPPs must promote the safety of victims, hold offenders accountable, and educate participants that abusive behavior involves choices. BIP programs offer offenders thoughtfully crafted and accurate information about the dynamics of family violence and skills to foster non-violent behaviors in relationships. In doing so, these programs place the responsibility for behavioral change upon each offender.

The BIPP providers listed in this directory are funded by TDCJ-CJAD or are members of TCFV.

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