No appointment necessary. Immediate Crisis Intervention and Advocacy are available on a walk-in basis during regular office hours.
After office hours call Hotline at 903-595-5591 or 800-533-0358
The East Texas Crisis Center is dedicated to providing safety, shelter, and education for victims of family violence, sexual assault, and other violent crime. Commitment to restoring dignity and purpose in the lives of victims and promoting public compassion and awareness in order to reduce violence in our community.
We encourage you to learn more about the services and programs offered by the Center. We have special events and other opportunities for you to support our mission. Be sure to take a few minutes to explore and learn how you can be more involved.
Some consequences in life are obvious. Run out of bounds, get a penalty. Drive 40 mph in a school zone, get a ticket. Relationships aren’t that clear, but they do have their own consequences. Dismiss degrading words and actions by saying, “he’s not that way all the time,” “she’s just insecure,” “you know I didn’t mean to hurt you,” or “but he really loves me,” and they almost always get worse over time. Dating violence doesn’t start with a slap. And even if things never escalate beyond control and verbal abuse, the consequence is still serious – a loss of freedom, respect, happiness, and even safety. Things we all deserve.
You may need to raise a red flag if you see or suspect that one person in a relationship…