Providing Services to Family Violence, Dating Violence & Sexual Assault Survivors/Victims in 5 counties: Smith, Henderson, Van Zandt, Wood & Rains

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Providing Shelter,

Crisis Counseling,

and Education.

End Abuse!

Help is Available

24 Hour Hotline: 903-595-5591

Enough

Life changing decision is NOW!

Call our Hotline 1-800-333-0358
Women receiving counseling

Make a difference

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The East Texas Crisis Center is actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation. We are taking all necessary precautions to prevent the potential spread of the virus by temporarily adjusting how we provide services.

  • Current clients will access crisis intervention advocacy and counseling via phone and video sessions.
  • Walk-in clients seeking immediate crisis intervention will have initial contact with the office receptionist which allows the protection of a glass partition. Future intervention sessions will be provided by phone or video call.
  • Daytime Hotline Number 903-579-2538.  You can also call the Main Office Number at 903-509-2526.
  • Hotline and Chat services are available during office hours 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • All face-to-face crisis intervention advocacy & counseling are suspended until further notice.
  • Emergency Shelter and Hotline remain in operation 24/7.
  • After office hours call HOTLINE at 903-595-5591 OR 1-800-333-0358 OR Chat through www.thehotline.org.

Please help us with supplies and unexpected increase in food budget. (Call 903-579-2515  for supplies currently needed).

You can make your financial gift here too.   

Make a Donation here!

Mission Statement:

To provide safety, shelter and education to victims of family violence, sexual assault, dating violence and other violent crime and to restore dignity and purpose in their lives while promoting public compassion and awareness to reduce violence in the community.

Know the Red Flags

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…

  • Has gotten the other to the point where they’re “not quite themselves” anymore.
  • Makes the other person constantly question their actions or personality.
  • Calls or text messages the other person excessively.
  • Monitors the other person by screening their call logs, phone bills or e-mails.
  • Is always showing up unannounced at the person’s home, work or hangouts.
  • Tells the other what to do, what to wear or how to act.
  • Embarrasses the other in public or private through insults or degrading comments.
  • Acts jealous a lot and frequently accuses the other person of things (cheating, flirting, etc.).
  • Keeps the other person from doing the things they enjoy in life.
  • Doesn’t ever want the other person to spend any free time with family and friends.
  • Controls how the other spends money.
  • Uses money as a tool to keep the other person from doing things – or to make them do things.
  • Shows or hints at an explosive temper.
  • Physically harms the other person, or threatens to.
  • Forces the other person to do something sexual, even if it’s something the couple has done before.
  • Threatens to harm themselves if the other person leaves the relationship.
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