In 1991, the East Texas Crisis Center expanded and opened its first outreach office in Canton, Van Zandt County. Later in 1992, the Henderson County operation started and finally followed by the Wood & Rains Counties. Throughout 2013 we provided counseling and advocacy to 410 victims of family violence and 123 victims of sexual Assault.
The Henderson County operation was established in 1992 with a one small office courtesy of the Henderson County Government. After 16 years of operation in this county and with the generosity of the Ginger Murchison Foundation and the Cain Foundation, our outreach office now owns a fully functional office which will better serve victims of family violence and sexual assault in this area. The grand opening of this facility was held on August 21, 2008.
The East Texas Crisis Center in Henderson County is supported by an advisory committee and group of volunteers who are dedicated to the mission of the agency in providing solutions to victims served in the county.
Henderson County Special Events
Coincide with Henderson County Fiddlers Festival
Stone Oak Ranch, Murchison. The first Wine & Cheese Party held in 2000 raised about $5,000. In the course of 13 years this event had raised over $191,000. Thanks to donors and volunteers who support and work very hard to ensure that help is available for victims.
If you would like more information or are interested in supporting the Henderson County Outreach Center, please call 903-675-2137.
Van Zandt County
Van Zandt County Outreach was founded in 1991 to provide advocacy to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Program services include legal advocacy, bi-lingual advocacy for Hispanic victims, hotline, crisis intervention, support groups, criminal justice advocacy, court accompaniment, limited financial assistance, transportation to emergency shelter and medical accompaniment.
Van Zandt County Special Events
Held September 12 at the Van Zandt Country Club, Canton. To sponsor or participate in this golf tournament, please contact Carla Gandy at our Canton Office at 903-675-2137.
The Van Zandt program is also looking for volunteers to join its advisory board. Those interested should call 903-675-2137
The Wood County Outreach office is located in Winnsboro TX., at 218 N. Franklin Street in downtown Winnsboro. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other victims of crime include: Crisis Intervention, Safety Planning, Support Groups, Peer Counseling, Shelter, Economic Education Classes, Community Resources & Information, Financial Assistance, Legal Advocacy
The East Texas Crisis Center HEART (help end abusive relationship tendencies) Support Group in Winnsboro is held every Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
If you or someone you know is in need of services please contact the Winnsboro Outreach at 903-342-6111. Our 24 hour hotline is available after hours at 1-800-333-0358.