“In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony.”
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Healthy Home programs typically offer a combination of one-to-one interaction and case management with workshops and peer group discussions. Both approaches present challenges and opportunities for helping families get and stay on track! We've partnered with some of Texas' resources to aid in this.
Adults often learn best by doing. Activities done in one-to-one or group sessions can give both parents (single or married) and children hands-on experience that they can apply outside the program.
Come be a part of our educational services which are on one-to-one or group sessions!
Understand What Domestic Violence Is
What to do if you are in a vulnerable situation.
.How tosafe guard against Domestic Violence.
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186,868 Family Violence incidents
120 women killed by their intimate partner
12,356 adults received shelter from their abusive relationships
16,968 children received shelter
74% of all Texans have either themselves or had a family member and/or a friend experience some form of domestic violence.
47% of all Texans report having personally experienced at least one form of domestic violence, severe, verbal and/or forced isolation from friends and family at some point in their lifetime.
75% of all Texans report that they would be likely to call the police if they were to experience some form of domestic violence. Yet only 20% indicated that they actually did call the police when they or a family member experienced domestic violence.
An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.1
As many as 324,000 women each year experience intimate partner violence during their pregnancy.2
The majority (73%) of family violence victims are female.1
Females were 84% of spousal abuse victims and 86% of abuse victims at the hands of a boyfriend.
Historically, females have been most often victimized by someone they knew.1
Females who are 20-24 years of age are at the greatest risk for intimate partner violence.1
3 out of 4 Americans personally know someone who is or has been a victim of domestic violence.2
1 in 11 adolescents reports being a victim of physical dating violence.3
1 in 5 female high school students report being physically and/or sexually abused by a dating partner.2
1 in 3 teens report knowing a friend or peer who has been hit, punched, slapped, choked or physically hurt by his/her partner.2
Dating violence occurs more frequently among black students (13.9%) than among Hispanic (9.3%) or white (7%) students.3
Victims of dating violence are not only at increased risk for injury, they are also more likely to engage in binge drinking, suicide attempts, physical fights, and currently sexual activity.3
Dating violence is associated with unhealthy sexual behaviors that can lead to unintended pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, and HIV infections.3
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