FAMILY PLACE INC

Rating: 5 stars   14 reviews

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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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7 people found this review helpful

The Family Place provides over 150,000 service hours each year, shelters over 1,000 women, children and men, and provides transitional housing to nearly 200 women and children. When families are in the care of The Family Place, they strive to meet all of their needs – housing, food, medicine, education, just to name the major ones. Through intervention, emergency shelter, and crisis counseling for all victims—women, children and men— The Family Place saves lives and through transitional housing and case management, The Family Place transforms lives for the better. I am currently a Board Member of The Family Place, and have been for five years. The dedication and perseverance of Paige Flink, the Executive Director, and the entire staff of The Family Place to make a difference in the lives of our citizens is extraordinary. They are exemplary stewards of the resources they obtain, providing comprehensive, quality services to remarkable numbers of people.

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I've heard many clients talk about how their lives and the lives of their children were first saved, and then changed forever for the better. I have seen the children smiling and playing instead of being trapped in a terrorizing situation.

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2010-5-01

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The Family Place provides a multitude of services that help people who are victims of domestic violence. When a person comes to The Family Place, that individual can expect to be treated with respect and kindness. The Family Place goes beyond providing short-term and long-term shelter. The Family Place works to break the cycle of violence, helps victims with legal issues, and helps survivors emerge back into the community. In the most simplistic terms, The Family Place saves lives.

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

help more individuals by expanding its services.

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As a board member, I have seen the wide variety of services The Family Place offers to our community. The Family Place has been instrumental in helping women and children who need help the most.

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

the testimonies of former and current clients.

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

knowing that we are helping women become empowered to rise over their circumstances and improve their lives.

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

people who are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of women and children.

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

help more people and provide better public education regarding domestic violence.

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As a new board member, I continue to be impressed by the services provided by The Family Place. This organization helps thousands of women and children escape from domestic violence and begin to build a new life. During our board initiation, we heard from a young woman that had totally turned her life around. She gained new confidence, obtained a college degree and put herself and children on a positive path. This young woman was quite articulate and impressive. Through TFP program, she has learned that the domestic violence she has experienced and witnessed in her family for generations, is not acceptable and that there are ways to address issues without violence.

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

totally committed, extremely professional and highly qualified. As I meet new staff, I continue to be impressed.

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2010-4-01

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