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24-hour Crisis Hotline

The hotline was one of the first services we offered starting in 1978. Help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

If you need to escape an abusive relationship, call us. We can provide safe transportation to our emergency shelter or connect you to other support services such as outreach counseling and legal aid.

24-hour Crisis Hotline: 214-941-1991

Emergency Shelter

The Family Place has three emergency shelters, including the state's only shelter for men and children, providing safety, counseling and emergency assistance.

On-site services include:

  • Crisis counseling for adults and children
  • Medical and dental care
  • Early childhood education, K-2 school and after-school and summer programs for children
  • Job, technical and life skills training for adults
  • Animal shelter for dogs and cats

If you are in need of emergency shelter, call our 24-hour Crisis Hotline: 214-941-1991

Medical & Dental Clinics

Our Safe Campus and Ann Moody Place clinics provide health assessments, screenings, immunizations and dental care to women and children in our shelter and counseling programs. We also provide health services to clients at our men's shelter.

Working with volunteer physicians and dentists from the community and UT Southwestern residents, our clinics assess needs and uncover undiagnosed issues. Our clinics also provide direction and referral for clients to access ongoing care after they leave our residential or counseling programs.

Animal Shelter

Our Ann Moody Place location has an animal shelter so victims don’t have to leave these important family members behind in danger. We are the only domestic violence service provider in the Dallas area offering this service. “Barkingham Palace” has five dog kennels and five cat towers, a Cuddle Room, a Dog Run, ADA compliant dog washing tub, storage and a workstation for the on-site kennel tech, who cares for the animals in the event that clients are unable to fully care for their pets due to stress.

Through a partnership with Dallas SPCA, the animals in our care are seen by a vet as soon as an appointment is available and receive free shots, immunizations, wellness exams, and spay and neutering.

Transitional Housing

We provide long-term housing, education and training to help victims rebuild their lives in 24 on-site and 10 off-site apartments at our Safe Campus and off-site apartments.

The Family Place Supportive Living Program provides extended-stay apartments on our Safe Campus and off site as well as subsidized housing, education, training, early childhood education, K-2 school and after-school and summer programs to give victims the time and resources to build new lives.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has recognized this program with a Best Practices Award and the Community Council of Greater Dallas honored the program with its Award for Excellence in Human Service Programming.

Children’s Educational Services

The licensed and accredited Child Development Center at our Safe Campus provides a specialized curriculum for children five and under. The program is designed to meet the unique needs of traumatized children and helps them heal and regain developmental delays.

Our Safe Campus K-2 Learning Center provides an educational environment free from fear of discovery by the abuser in a two-room schoolhouse. Children in grades 3-12 receive homework help, tutoring, mentoring and playtime when they return to the Safe Campus from school. Our extensive summer programs provide enrichment and learning activities to help prevent summer slide and keep kids on track for success in school and in life.

The Family Place Latina Outreach Program addresses the specific needs of our Spanish-speaking clients and has received the Community Council of Greater Dallas Award for Excellence in Human Programming.

Our Partner Advocate program provides services to victims whose partners have been referred to our Battering Intervention & Prevention Program.

The Family Place also offers services specifically for victims of relationship violence from the LGBT community. Although abuse is often similar in LGBT and heterosexual relationships, perpetrators of relationship violence in LGBT relationships may also use society’s bias against their partner’s sexual orientation or gender identity to isolate and abuse.


Community-Based Counseling

Our counseling services are free and confidential, which removes the worry of being discovered by your abuser. In our group setting, you’ll learn that you aren’t alone, and you’ll find support from our staff and your peers.

Victims who need counseling and support services without shelter receive free counseling at these offices throughout North Texas including:

  • Central Dallas Counseling Center
  • Southern Dallas Counseling Center
  • Collin County Counseling Center

The Family Place Latina Outreach Program addresses the specific needs of our Spanish-speaking clients and has received the Community Council of Greater Dallas Award for Excellence in Human Programming. 

Our Partner Advocate program provides services to victims whose partners have been referred to our Battering Intervention & Prevention Program.

The Family Place also offers services specifically for victims of relationship violence from the LGBT community. Although abuse is often similar in LGBT and heterosexual relationships, perpetrators of relationship violence in LGBT relationships may also use society’s bias against their partner’s sexual orientation or gender identity to isolate and abuse.

To schedule an appointment in any of these programs call 214-443-7701.

If you are in crisis, call our 24-Hour Crisis Hotline at 214-941-1991.

Children’s Counseling

Counseling for children is available for clients in both our residential and community-based counseling programs.

Our Children’s Counseling uses play therapy and activity-based programming to help children who have witnessed family violence change the way they look at the world so they can heal. These counseling services help children learn to stay safe, stop hurting and overcome the trauma of family violence to avoid the cycle of violence as adults.

Be Project

Our Be Project reaches out to youth in area elementary, middle and high schools, and on college campuses teaching them about healthy relationships. The program is called the Be Project to encourage students to Be Safe, Be Kind, Be Courageous and Be More.

The curriculum, which includes a leadership development component, addresses topics including bullying, sexual assault, teen dating violence, gender stereotypes, sexual harassment, and healthy versus unhealthy relationships.

Individual counseling for victims of sexual violence is also offered through the Be Project as requested by school counselors and partners and/or by students who make an outcry after receiving classroom education services. Therapeutic groups are conducted with small groups of students to provide a safe, supportive environment for personal sharing and peer support.

Visit http://familyplacebeproject.org to learn more.

Incest Recovery Program

The Family Place provides free counseling for adult and adolescent survivors of incest and childhood sexual abuse. In addition to core counseling services for adults, the Incest Recovery Program offers outreach counseling, training for professionals, and educational outreach about the problems of sexual assault and incest.

Planned Parenthood of Dallas & Northeast Texas has honored our Incest Recovery Program with The Katherine Ripley Award for Education.

Supervised Child Visitation

Faith and Liberty’s Place Family Center provides a safe, child-centered environment where trained professionals facilitate supervised child visitation and monitored exchange with non-custodial parents.

Most referrals come directly from the Dallas Family Courts, primarily from child custody cases in which one parent has a history of abusive behaviors toward the other parent or child. Parents going through separation, divorce, or a custody process may have multiple issues that can compromise a child’s safety or the safety of a parent. At Faith and Liberty’s Place Family Center, supervised visitation involves providing on-site, one-on-one monitoring and observation of parenting time to prevent abusive behavior.

Monitored exchanges provide families with a safe location to exchange children for standard visitation without contact with one another. Most often these exchanges follow a schedule defined in a court order or written agreement.

For more information on supervised visitation or monitored exchanges, call 214-956-0100.

Faith and Liberty’s Place Family Center
Fax: 214-956-0133
New Clients/Intake Information: 469-646-0261
Existing Clients/Scheduling:  469-646-0263
Se Habla Español: 469-646-0261
View the intake packet in English or in Spanish

Battering Intervention & Prevention Program

The Family Place Battering Intervention & Prevention Program (BIPP) teaches batterers how to identify, challenge, and change core beliefs that support the use of violence with their intimate partners. Our professional staff members offer psycho-educational groups in English and Spanish for men, women and clients who identify as LGBTQ. En español »

BIPP is fully accredited by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Community Justice Assistance Division. Program enrollment begins with an orientation and interview. Appointments are available in North/South Dallas, and Collin County. Following intake, group counseling services are available at various locations including Oak Cliff, North Dallas, South Dallas, Irving and Collin County.

Orientation/Intake
Orientation (1 hour informational meeting)
Fee: $25

Intake (1 hour interview)
Fee $25

Group Counseling
24 weekly sessions
1.5-hour group session per week
Fee: $25 per session

Through our Partner Advocate Program, we offer supportive victim services to partners of BIPP program participants. Our Advocate provides case management and court accompaniment services to help victims understand the dynamics of abuse, safety options and their rights.

Our Boys Rising Against Violence Everyday (BRAVE) program is for adolescent boys who have engaged in abusive behavior toward family members or in dating relationships. Counseling is divided into two age groups—11 to 14 and 14 to 17. Click here to download the BRAVE flyer. 

Note: All Dallas County Juvenile Department referrals must be submitted to the BRAVE program through the JIS.

The Family Place Battering Intervention & Prevention Program
7424 Greenville Avenue, Suite 202
Dallas, TX 75231
Phone: 214-692-8295
Fax: 214-692-8298

Dignity at Work

Our Dignity at Work job training program is a career assessment, job skills training, professional mentoring, and economic empowerment program. The primary goal of the program is to move victims of family violence out of poverty by providing job readiness classes, participation in formal work training programs—including GED, ESL, literacy and computer classes as needed—thus enhancing their ability to gain employment and increase their income. Income stability leads to safe, long- term stability for victims and their families.

Clients can participate in a four-session financial empowerment course, focused on budgeting skills, debt management and banking basics. The program also offers a four-session job readiness series that includes resume writing, interview skills and workplace etiquette.

Many victims are able to secure employment on their own using the skills learned in our job readiness program and as a result of our 1:1 job coaching. Once employment is secured, we offer weekly coaching and mentoring as needed to help victims remain stable in their new jobs. This can occur on site (at the place of employment), at The Family Place, at the home of the survivor, or on the telephone.

The program works hard to create opportunities for clients to ensure long-term success. We seek out employers who are willing to offer positions to clients and work with those employers to ensure a smooth transition.

Legal Services

The Family Place provides on-site attorneys for clients in cooperation with Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas.

Services include legal support in civil issues such as:

  • Temporary Custody Orders
  • Divorce and Support (spousal and child)
  • Custody and Visitation
  • Protective Orders
  • Emergency Orders
  • Writs of Attachment

Community Education

Since 1978, The Family Place has worked to increase the community’s awareness of the negative effects of family violence and the services we provide to help victims escape abuse. Through our agency website, social network, speakers’ bureau, newsletter, active public relations program, events and powerful public service announcements, we broadcast the message that safety and solutions are at The Family Place.

The Family Place networks extensively in the community as a valuable participant in numerous collaborative projects. The agency is an active member of the Metro Dallas Homless Alliance, which participates in continuum of care planning, advocacy and works to end homelessness in Dallas County. We are a member of the Texas Council on Family Violence and are considered a reputable expert in the field both locally and nationally, sharing our knowledge about how services for domestic violence victims can be improved.

For more information or to book a speaker,

Resale Services

Clients often come to us with only what they are wearing. Our Resale Shop in Dallas and Resale Boutique in McKinney accept donations and provide free clothing, household items and furniture to clients as necessary. Staffed primarily by volunteers, the stores’ excess donated inventory is sold to the general public to raise funds for programs.

You can also donate much-needed items through our Amazon Wish List at
www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/3VUC8EJV14TJJ

The Family Place Resale Shop
11722 Marsh Lane, Suite 354, Dallas, TX 75229
(Southeast corner of the Park Forest Shopping Center)
Phone: 214-358-0381

Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 5:30pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

The Family Place Resale Boutique
207 North Church Street, McKinney, TX 75069
Phone: 972-643-8962

Hours:
Tuesday through Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday