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38% of Texas women have experienced intimate partner violence. The Family Place keeps victims safe and works to prevent family violence.

Success Stories


Success Story - Connie


It happened to me...

Connie spent 25 years in an abusive marriage. Because her church didn’t support divorce, she didn’t think she had options to leave. She finally escaped after her husband nearly killed her and her teenage son stepped in to help. At The Family Place, Connie challenged herself to learn new things. She went back to school and now manages a team at an accounting firm.

“I am a successful survivor, living every day to the fullest,” Connie says.


Success Story - Shatara

It happened to me...

Shatara knew she needed to leave her abusive boyfriend when her young son started acting out at school. Through counseling she learned that she needed to change his environment to change her son’s behavior. “After coming to The Family Place, I feel like I’m a better mother. I know it has made me stronger and motivated me to help others,” says Shatara, who now mentors teen moms. “Part of my mission as a survivor is to pay it forward to other women and families.” 


Success Story -  Aaliyah

It happened to me...

Aaliyah stayed in an abusive relationship for eight years before finding help at The Family Place. Our transitional housing program gave her the time she needed to learn how to make a living for herself and her two boys. She earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and now she’s a fourth grade teacher. “The Family Place showed me that there are people who care about you without even knowing you,” she says.


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