Texas dating violence
Note: If you are a family violence service provider in Texas seeking funding, visit the HHSC Procurement and Contract Services webpage.
Family violence is when one family or household member physically harms or emotionally abuses another family or household member.
HHSC advises victims of family violence to call the 24-Hour National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-SAFE (7233) or TDD 800-787-3224.
If you are in an emergency and need help right away from the local police department, call 9-1-1.
Shelters provide temporary housing and services for male and female adults and children who have experienced family violence. Supportive services include: Find a Family Violence Program Center Note: Locations reflect only HHSC-funded programs and, for safety purposes, are approximate.
Non-residential support centers provide the same services, but do not have emergency shelter. If you do not find a shelter or non-residential center near your location, contact the shelter or non-residential supportive services center nearest to you or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233 (800-799-SAFE) or Teletype at 800-787-3224.
If you want to file a complaint against an HHS-contracted family violence center, contact the HHS Office of the Ombudsman at 877-787-8999; select a language, and then Option 3.
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