The Family Peace Project
Offering crisis services to all victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Henderson County. No appointment necessary. Walk-ins welcome!
Who We Are
The Family Peace Project, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit faith based organization that works to protect, educate, assist, care and empower victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in Henderson County.
The Family Peace Project has been running a transitional housing program since 1996. We have 2 locations in Athens, TX. Each location is a home. Every family has their own room, and shares a common living, kitchen and dining area. We also have an outdoor play ground for children. We want our client's time living here to feel like their own home. While in our program, residents have access to many services:
Family Activities and outings
The ultimate goal is to provide an environment where a victim can transition into a survivor and exit our program into stable and affordable housing.
We recognize that victims come in all genders, race, age and economic status. We help all victims of domestic violence regardless of your circumstances. Even if you have stable housing we can help in a number of other ways:
Accompaniments to court
Children's mentoring services
Information and Referral
Assistance with Crime Victim's Compensation and Protective Orders
Sexual Assault Program
Victims of sexual assault sometimes require additional services. We're proud to say we can provide this additional support to those who need it most. Sexual assault victims have access to all of our non-residential services as well as:
Accompaniment to medical exams
Intervention with third parties
Fast Facts About Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
In 2017, 136 women were killed by their partner in Texas
There are many forms of abuse: physical, sexual, emotional, verbal, psychological, financial, and spiritual
In the United States, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of domestic violence
28% of sexual assault victims reported first being raped between the ages of 11 and 17
In 2010, only 14% of sexual assaults were committed by a stranger
Contact The Family Peace Project
212 W Cayuga Dr Athens, TX 75751