Serving victims & survivors of Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault in 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


Life changing decision is NOW

Call our Hotline 1-800-333-0358
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Make a difference


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Come & Shop every

First Friday & Saturday SALE

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.

We are truly heartbroken by the news of David's death! Our hearts go out to the Irwin family as they try to find time to heal! The passion and heart David had for our mission at the East Texas Crisis Center will be forever appreciated, and never forgotten!
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Thank you to David Irwin and Tyler Ford for donating the amazing

1962 Thurnderbird Sports Roadster for our raffle.

Each year for the past 15 years, David Irwin, managing partner at Tyler Ford, has poured time and money into selecting a special vehicle for an annual raffle.

You can be like David Irwin and Tyler Ford in supporting the work of the crisis center by purchasing $10 raffle tickets for a chance to win this car.

Visit our for more information about the Auto & Cycle Show.  To purchase raffle tickets, click here.

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.