FAMILY PLACE INC

Rating: 5 stars   14 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Homeless & Housing

Location: P.O. Box 7999 Dallas TX 75209 USA

Mission: The mission of The Family Place is to eliminate family violence through intervention and proactive prevention, extensive community education, advocacy and assistance for victims and their families.
Programs: Hotline and Emergency Shelter Services The hotline, offers 24-hour crisis counseling, information and referral for victims of family violence. In 2005, we answered 6,699 hotline and crisis calls. The Family Place provides emergency shelter, counseling and emergency relief services for women and children victims of domestic violence at our Safe Campus. In 2005, we provided 25,552 service days. Transitional Housing The Family Place Supportive Living Program provides extended-stay apartments on our Safe Campus as well as subsidized housing, education, training and child care to give battered women the time and resources to build new, nonviolent lives. In 2005, we provided 32,123 service days. Child Development Center and After-school Services - This is the cornerstone of healing for fragile children. The Child Development Center at our Safe Campus provides a specialized curriculum for children five and under. By using a multidisciplined approach as well as understanding and recognizing the unique needs of traumatized children. In 2005, we provided 59,191 service hours. Outreach Services Clients who need services without shelter receive community-based group and individual counseling and support services at our Center for Women and Children, at our Metrocrest Help Center and in two offices in Dallas? largely African American Southern Sector. Our Latina Program addresses the specific needs of our Spanish-speaking clients. In 2005, we provided 13,029 service hours. Children's Services Through play therapy, group and individualized counseling, this program helps children in our residential and outreach programs learn to feel safe, to stay safe, and, most importantly, to stop hurting. In 2005, we provided 11,642 service hours. Faith and Liberty's Place - Trained professionals supervise visitation with non-custodial parents and provide monitored exchange to families in this safe, neutral, child-centered environment. Referrals come directly from the Dallas Family Courts, primarily from child custody cases in which one parent has a history of abusive behaviors toward the other parent and/or child. In 2005, we provided 3,272 service hours. Battering Intervention & Prevention Program (BIPP) -Abusers working to change their violent behavior access specialized group and individual counseling services at our Help Center/North Dallas. BIPP works closely with the criminal justice system to provide court-ordered counseling services to the community. In 2005, we provided 14,789 service hours. Youth Education and Prevention Services - Our comprehensive Youth Education and Prevention Services reach out to children and Youth, teaching them how to stop the cycle of violence through domestic violence education and leadership training. Programs include our Structured Education Program in middle and high schools, the Successful Treatment and Respect Together education and leadership program for adolescents, and a Bullyproof Program for elementary school students. Through these programs youth learn to maintain healthy relationships in every aspect of their lives. In 2005, we provided 25,939 education and service hours. Incest Recovery Services - The Family Place provides counseling for adult survivors of incest and childhood sexual abuse. In addition to core counseling services for adults, the Incest Recovery Program offers training for professionals and educational outreach about the problem of incest. In 2005, we provided 7,503 service hours.
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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I came to the Family Place a several years ago for counsling as a victim of domestic violence and the Family Place was aport in a storm for me whenI really needd it. Several years ago I decided that I wanted to volunteer my time because my son was now an adult and there was no other place that I wanted to give my time to other than the Family Place. I have been volunteering for the Family Place BIPP prorgram for three years now and it has been s o rewarding for me and I have really enjoyed being at the Family Place. I have watched as the counlors at the Family Place do wonderful work and help to change lives.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I was a victim of domestic violence and I came to the Family Place for counsling, support and services and it was a wonderful port in a srorm for me at a very bad time in my life. The Family Place open windows for me to understand my situation.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I had to make changes to this organization it would be that more attention was focused on it Batters Intervntion Prevention Program. This is a very worthy program that I am do not feels gets enough attention for the great serices that it provides.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I have enjoyed workkng wit the womderful couslors at the program. I enjoy the rewarding experience of the work that I do with the information that I enter.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Were all wonderful people willing to give information when I needed it and always mamde me feel welcome and apart of a family

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

add more shelters, add more educational places so that it wold be better for the parents and children of the victims of domestic violence. I would add transportation in an effort to help transport the women and childen in need

Ways to make it better...

I really do not have a ways to makke to make my exoerience beetter other than to say more attention ca be paid to the this great program.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Money. There can always be more money contribution to an orgaation a large as this because so many people are in need of help unfortunately.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I have loved being a volunteer for the Family Place it has been rearding and I am so blessed to be able to give of my time and skills to such a worthy place.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

I have been touched by the lives of women and how one person can touch another and make a difference. My calling and PASSION is to be a light in a dark world.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Absolutely!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Spread the word

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

How they change lives of women and children in need

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Like-minded

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Change lives! Renew strenght and be a hand to the next generation!

Ways to make it better...

none

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Word of mouth, exposure

One thing I'd also say is that...

Healing is possible!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

The Family Place is always helping women - even the volunteers grow from their experiences. What they do is so critical for the community and the future of our community. I will continue to chair and support their causes because the development team and Paige Flink are such positive advocates and are truly making a difference.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The non-stop enthusiasm of Paige Flink is contagious. Melissa Sherrill is always looking for ways to make an impact and raise another dollar. These women and their teams are inspiring!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

GREAT. They are truly saving lives and helping the future of women and children in our community.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Provide more shelter and schooling - and really make a dent in the fight against domestic violence.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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