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Strengthening Communities Through Empowering Individuals 
​Want to learn more about abuse and sexual assault?
Here are some helpful resources:


ACOG Violence Against Women Department
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has developed tools to screen patients for intimate partner violence and sexual assault.

Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence
ATASK primarily serves Asian families and individuals in Massachusetts and New England who suffer from or are at risk of suffering from domestic violence.

Battered Women’s Justice Project
BWJP offers training, technical assistance and consultation on the most promising practices of the criminal and civil justice systems in addressing domestic violence.

Break the Cycle
BTC provides tools and resources to prevent and end dating abuse. They’ve partnered with the hotline to create loveisrespect.

Casa de Esperanza
Casa de Esperanza’s mission is to mobilize Latinas and Latino communities to end domestic violence.

Center on Domestic Violence: University of Colorado Denver
Within the university, their goal is to end domestic violence by fostering institutional and social change through leadership development, education, research and community collaboration.

Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence
CAEPV is dedicated to reducing the costs and consequences of partner violence at work, and eliminating it altogether. Their site has info, materials and advice on everything from policies and programs to legal issues and legislation.

Signs of ​Drug Addiction's resource page for identifying signs of drug addiction.

FaithTrust Institute
FaithTrust is a national, multifaith, multicultural training and education organization with global reach working to end sexual and domestic violence. They provide communities and advocates with the tools and knowledge they need to address the religious and cultural issues related to abuse.

Futures Without Violence
Futures Without Violence has led the way and set the pace for ground-breaking education programs, national policy development, professional training programs,and public actions designed to end violence against women, children and families around the world.

Health Cares About IPV
This site created by Futures Without Violence is an online toolkit with resources for resources for all health providers (not just physicians), as well as advocates.

HopeLine from Verizon Wireless
HopeLine is a collection of no-longer-used wireless phones and accessories turned them into support for domestic violence organizations nationwide.

Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community
IDVAAC is an organization focused on the unique circumstances of African Americans as they face issues related to domestic violence, including intimate partner violence, child abuse, elder maltreatment and community violence.

Institute for Law and Justice
ILJ is a private, nonprofit corporation dedicated to consulting, research, evaluation and training in criminal justice.

Jane Doe Inc.
Offering unparalleled leadership in Massachusetts, JDI is changing the way society views and reacts to sexual and domestic violence in ways that make communities safer.

Joyful Heart Foundation
JHF was founded by Law & Order SVU’s Mariska Hargitay with the intention of helping sexual assault survivors heal and reclaim a sense of joy in their lives.

Legal Momentum
Legal Momentum advances and protects the rights of women and girls though education, litigation and public policy. Started in 1970, they are the oldest organization of their kind.

Legal Resource Center on Violence Against Women
The LRC works specifically to obtain legal representation for domestic violence survivors in interstate custody cases and to provide technical assistance to domestic violence victim advocates and attorneys in such cases.

A project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline, loveisrespect is the ultimate resource fostering healthy dating attitudes and relationships, and educating about teen dating violence.

Love is Not Abuse
A part of Break the Cycle, this is a public awareness campaign urging everyone to get involved in preventing dating abuse.

The Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse
MINCAVA is considered a leader in innovative violence-related education, research and Internet publishing and now coordinates four nationally and internationally renowned projects.

National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women
NCDBW works with battered women who have been arrested and are facing trial, as well as those who are serving prison sentences.

National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
NCDSV helps people who work with victims and perpetrators: law enforcement, criminal justice professionals, health care professionals, advocates and service providers, counselors, and social workers. They also work with local, state and federal agencies, educators, media, policymakers and more.

The National Center for Victims of Crime
They advocate for victims’ rights, train professionals who work with victims, and serve as a trusted source of information on victims’ issues. They’re the most comprehensive national resource committed to advancing victims’ rights and helping victims of crime rebuild their lives.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline
Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Callers to the Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) can expect highly trained experienced advocates to offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information and referral services in over 170 languages. 

National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild
NIPNLG provides legal and technical support to immigrant communities, legal practitioners and all advocates seeking to advance the rights of noncitizens.

National Network to End Violence Against Immigrant Women
The National Network to End Violence Against Immigrant Women seeks to challenge and eliminate all forms of oppression and discrimination against immigrant women facing violence by empowering them to build better lives of their choice.

National Runaway Safeline
The mission of NRS is to help keep America’s runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets.

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
The mission of NCADV is to organize for collective power by advancing transformative work, thinking and leadership of communities and individuals working to end the violence in our lives.

National Network to End Domestic Violence
NNEDV offers a range of programs and initiatives to address the complex causes and far-reaching consequences of domestic violence. Through cross-sector collaborations and corporate partnerships, they give support to victims of domestic violence who are escaping abusive relationships.

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
NRCDV engages, informs and supports systems, organizations, communities and individuals to build their capacity to effectively address domestic violence and intersecting issues.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center
NSVRC’s mission is to provide leadership in preventing and responding to sexual violence through collaboration, sharing and creating resources, and promoting research.

NO MORE is a new unifying symbol designed to galvanize greater awareness and action to end domestic violence and sexual assault. NO MORE is supported by major organizations working to address these urgent issues.

National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center
Sponsored by the CDC, NVAWPRC does research to help increase the understanding of violence against women.

Peace Over Violence
Peace Over Violence is a sexual and domestic violence, stalking, child abuse and youth violence prevention center headquartered in LA and dedicated to building healthy relationships, families and communities free from sexual, domestic and interpersonal violence.

Prevent Connect
Prevent Connect is a national project of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault with funding from the CDC. Their goal is to advance the primary prevention of sexual assault and relationship violence by building a community of practice among people who are engaged in such efforts.

Sojourner Center
As one of the nation’s largest domestic violence shelters since 1977, the Sojourner Center is a tireless advocate for domestic violence victims and survivors.

Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Awards
The Women’s Opportunity Awards program assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects. Each year, over $1.5 million in education grants are awarded to over 1,000 women, many of whom have overcome enormous obstacles, including domestic violence.

US Department of Justice: Office on Violence Against Women | Domestic Violence State Coalitions
A component of the U.S. Department of Justice, they provide federal leadership in developing the nation’s capacity to reduce violence against women and administer justice for and strengthen services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

The goal of VAWnet, the National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women, is to use electronic communication technology to enhance efforts to prevent violence against women and intervene more effectively when it occurs. 

A project of NNEDV, WomensLaw was launched to provide state-specific legal information and resources for survivors of domestic violence. They also provide referrals, detailed protective/restraining order information, and more, state by state.

Book List

Battered Wives. Del Martin

But I Love Him: Protecting Your Teen Daughter from Controlling, Abusive Dating Relationships. Jill Murray

Chain Chain Change: For Black Women in Abusive Relationships. Evelyn C. WhitE

Getting Free: A Handbook for Women in Abusive Relationships. Ginny NiCarthy

I Love a Cop: What Police Families Need to Know. Ellen Kirschman

I Love a Firefighter: What the Family Needs to Know. Ellen Kirschman

In Love and In Danger. Barrie Levy

Mejor Sola Que Mal Acompanada: For the Latina in an Abusive Relationship. Myrna Zambrano

Naming the Violence: Speaking Out About Lesbian Battering. Kerry Lobel

Saving Beauty from the Beast. Vicki Crompton & Ellen Zelda Kessner

Surviving a Stalker: Everything You Need to Know to Keep Yourself Safe. Linden Gross

The Batterer as Parent: Addressing the Impact of Domestic Violence on Family Relationships. Lundy Bancroft

The Verbally Abusive Relationship: How to Recognize It and How to Respond. Patricia Evans

When Love Goes Wrong: What to Do When You Can’t Do Anything Right. Ann Jones and Susan Schechter

When Violence Begins at Home: A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding and Ending Domestic Abuse. K.J.Wilson

Woman To Woman Sexual Violence: Does She Call It Rape? Lori Girshick

Life After Abuse

Healing the Trauma of Domestic Violence: A Workbook for Women: Mari McCaig and Edward S. Kubany

It’s My Life Now: Starting Over After an Abusive Relationship or Domestic Violence: Meg Kennedy Dugan and Roger R. Hock

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are: Brené Brown

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times: Pema Chödrön

When Dad Hurts Mom: Helping Your Children Heal the Wounds of Witnessing Abuse: Lundy Bancroft

Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men: Lundy Bancroft

*This list was taken from the National Domestic Violence Hotline's website
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If you are in immediate danger, call 911.

FCCBB's Hotline Number: 1-800-834-0654



Alpine Police Department:  432-837-3486

Brewster County Sheriff:  432-837-3488

Sul Ross Campus Police:  432-837-8100


Presidio Police Department:  432-229-3527

Presidio Sheriffs Department:  432-729-4308


Jeff Davis Sheriffs Department:  432-426-3213


Ft Stockton Police Department:  432-336-3854

Pecos County Sheriffs Department:  432-336-3521


Terrell County Sheriffs Department: 432-345-2525


Hotline at FCCBB serving Brewster, Pecos, Presidio, Terrell, and Jeff Davis County: 
(800) 834-0654

National Domestic Violence Hotline:
(800) 799-SAFE (7233)

Loveisrespect - National Dating Abuse Helpline:

RAINN (Rape and Incest National Network):
(800) 656-HOPE (4673)

Department of Defense (Military) Safe Helpline for Sexual Assault
(877) 995-5247

Child & Elder Abuse Report Hotline:
(800) 252-5400

Suicide Help Hotlines
(800) SUICIDE/ (800) 784-2433

The Trevor Helpline (Crisis and Suicide Prevention Helpline for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth)
(866) 4-U-TREVOR/ (866) 488-7386
The FCCBB is proud to receive a $20,000 grant from @TheMaryKayFoundation! These funds will go towards helping us maintain critical services and programs for those seeking help from abuse.
(24-hour hotline)