In 2017, 136 women were killed by a male intimate partner
71,500 Texans received services from family violence centers
47% of shelter requests went unmet due to lack of space
Current funding for family violence centers is not adequate to address the growing needs of survivors and account for our state’s population growth. Shelters and programs supporting survivors are maximizing scarce resources to save lives, but they’re still unable to meet a significant number of victims’ needs. To make Texas communities safer, they need more support.
The Purple Postcard Campaign is a simple message directed to your elected official; when you fill one out you are asking them to make funding for family violence services a top priority. Join us in showing our state leaders the importance of fully funding life-saving services by electronically signing the postcard below today! If you are hosting an event and want paper copies, email the Policy team at Policy@tcfv.org and they can assist.
Our goal for 2021 is to deliver 10,000 postcards to representatives in the State Capitol during the 87th Texas Legislative Session in March. Sign a Purple Postcard and ask others to do the same! Postcards work! Together, we can move our leaders to take a stand for full funding of support services!