United Way – Orange gives grant funds Family Services of SE Texas

Published 9:41 am Wednesday, August 29, 2018

To The Leader

Family Services of Southeast Texas announced it received 300 sheets of sheetrock and a $16,177.86 grant from the UNITED WAY – ORANGE to help with the rebuild of the Women’s & Children’s Shelter.

Family Services of Southeast Texas’ Women & Children’s Shelter, a 65-bed facility housing victims of domestic violence, sustained damages from flood waters from Hurricane Harvey, which made it uninhabitable. The rebuild will include, but is not limited to, replacing insulation, walls, flooring, ceilings, damaged electrical wiring, refrigeration systems, and air conditioning and heating systems. Family Services expresses its deepest gratitude for these building supplies and this grant from UNITED WAY – ORANGE.

Family Services of Southeast Texas is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening and empowering families, individuals, and communities through accessible behavioral health services, education, and advocacy. Services are available to families in Newton, Jasper, Tyler, Hardin, and Jefferson Counties, and include:

Family Services Counseling Center – professional and affordable solution-oriented counseling and education services for a myriad of general mental health and family issues. Most insurance is accepted, and because not all families have the same resources, fees are based on a sliding scale. Programs offered include Violence Intervention & Education Programs (VIEP), Showing Teens Effective Anger Management (STEAM), Kids’ Connection, TransParenting Classes, TwoGether in Texas.

Family Services Women & Children’s Shelter – This program provides victims of domestic violence with safe-house protection, emergency transportation, advocacy, counseling, children’s services, and community education to shelter residents and non-residents. Safehouses are located in Jefferson and Jasper Counties, and all shelter services are confidential and free. A transitional housing program, Sunshine Cove Apartments, is also available to women leaving the shelter as they work to start a new life apart from their abuser.