| Nov 25, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Rahel Tekola
THE FAMILY PLACE RECEIVES GRANT FROM TEXAS BAR FOUNDATION FOR LEGAL SERVICES
November 25, 2015 – Dallas, TX – The Family Place is pleased to announce it has received a grant from the Texas Bar Foundation. These funds will strengthen our legal services program.
Currently, attorneys at The Family Place help clients free of charge with a variety of needs, such as temporary custody orders, divorce and support (spousal and child), custody, visitation and protective orders. This grant will provide legal assistance as well as more advocates for families seeking legal support in civil issues.
“We are fortunate that the Texas Bar Foundation recognizes the need of our clients and continues to help us carry out our mission of helping families to a path of safety and a life free of violence”, says CEO Paige Flink.
Since its inception in 1965, the Texas Bar Foundation has awarded more than $16 million in grants to law-related programs. Supported by members of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Bar Foundation is the nation’s largest charitably-funded bar foundation.
About The Family Place
The Family Place is one of the first family violence service providers in the state with a mission to eliminate family violence through intervention and proactive prevention, extensive community education, and advocacy and assistance for victims and their families.
The Family Place now provides the largest number of victim services for in the State of Texas. In 37 years, The Family Place has counseled more than 225,000 clients, provided lifesaving shelter to more than 22,000 women, children and men, and answered more than 550,000 calls for help. The Family Place has also helped more than 20,000 batterers learn how to change their abusive behavior. Its youth program, Be Project, reaches approximately 6,000 students each year through youth education programs. All the programs are provided in Spanish and in English. For more information, visit www.familyplace.org.