Working to End Family Violence Since 1978
The Texas Council on Family Violence is the only 501(c)(3) nonprofit coalition in Texas dedicated solely to creating safer communities and freedom from family violence.About
Why We Do What We Do
Each day last year, 6,113 victims were served by family violence programs.
Each day last year, 1,122 requests went unmet, many for housing and shelter.
Due to the pandemic, virtual services increased by 750% in the last two years.
*Texas Family Violence Statics (2021)
Research has consistently shown that only 10-25% of survivors of family violence will ever access services.*
*Langton, L., & Truman, J. L. (2014). Socio-emotional impact of violent crime. US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics.Texas State Plan
One Death is One Too Many
TCFV publishes an annual report which includes victim narratives, data analysis, and risk factors of intimate partner fatalities.
Women Killed by a Male Intimate Partner
Texans killed by an intimate partner
homicides committed with a firearm
perpetrators killed themselves as well
victims sought help to end or escape abuse
*Honoring Texas Victims Report Statics (2020)
To broaden the understanding of intimate partner violence, in 2018 TCFV expanded our review to include men killed by female partners and men and women killed by same-sex partners.Publications
Programs & Partners
TCFV stands strong with over 100+ programs and partners working to end family violence.