The Family Abuse Center (FAC) exists to eliminate domestic violence in Central Texas by sheltering victims of domestic violence and by preventing abuse from occurring through intervention and education.
The FAC shelter is a 60 bed facility, offering 3 meals per day and healthy snacks, rooms for families as well as a single women’s room, individual counseling, group therapy, life skills, financial planning classes, and legal advocacy. We offer case management to each client to help them through this difficult time in their lives.
Typically, children make up 60 - 70% of our shelter population. It is important for children to have structure in their lives, especially children who come from a background lacking stability and security. We strive to provide that at Family Abuse Center with evening activity groups, individual, group, and family counseling, case management, and crisis intervention. Studies show that children who witness domestic violence are found to show more anxiety, aggression, depression, and have low self-esteem. They sometimes have a lower ability to form healthy relationships.
Family Abuse Center
P.O. Box 20395
Waco, TX 76702
Business Phone: 254.772.8999
24-Hour Hotline: 800.283.8401
The FamilyAbuseCenter operates with these beliefs:
· Everyone has the right to a violence-free, safe and healthy life.
· Children from violent homes experience trauma, suffer psychologically, physically, emotionally and socially. FamilyAbuseCenter recognizes child witnesses as primary victims of domestic violence.
· Early intervention, prevention education, domestic violence education, and community awareness can interrupt the intergenerational cycle of violence and reduce the social acceptance of domestic violence.
· Victims are traumatized, suffer from low self-esteem and have limited access to resources; all of which keep them trapped in violent relationships. With safety, counseling, and supportive services, survivors of domestic violence experience healing and empowerment, and decide for themselves to live free of violence.
· Every individual in our community can become more aware of how to prevent, intervene and be less tolerant of domestic violence.