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 the year 2017, we provided counseling and advocacy to 499 victims of family violence and sexual assault in these counties.
The Henderson County operation was established in 1992 with a one small office courtesy of the Henderson County Government. After 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. This year marks the 25th year, the East Texas Crisis Center has been serving the community in Henderson County and its surroundings.
The East Texas Crisis Center in Henderson County is supported by a 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 event in Henderson County was held in 2000, and raised about $5,000. This year’s event which marks the East Texas Crisis Center’s 25th year of providing services to this county. We look forward to an evening of great food, wine & cheese tasting. We will have live & silent auction, and music, Texas Style at Stone Oak Ranch. We hope to reach our fundraising goal of $34,297 for this event. Your support and sponsorship will help us continue to provide the services throughout Henderson County for women and children who are forced from their homes due to domestic violence. Our services include emergency shelter, relocation, victim assistance, legal advocacy, Crime Victim’s Compensation, counseling and support groups.
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: Crisis Intervention, Safety Planning, Support Groups, Peer Counseling, Shelter, Economic Education Classes, Community Resources & Information, Legal Advocacy, Limited Financial Assistance, Transportation to Emergency Shelter and Medical Accompaniment.
The Van Zandt program is also looking for volunteers to join its advisory committee. Those interested should call 903-567-0959.
The Wood County Outreach office is located in Winnsboro TX., at 803 South Main Street. 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, Legal Advocacy, Limited Financial Assistance, Transportation to Emergency Shelter and Medical Accompaniment.
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 903-347-6506. Our 24 hour hotline is available after hours at 1-800-333-0358.