In 1984, the Women’s Crisis Center was founded for victims of domestic violence in the Victoria area. That small program has grown and expanded, and today is known as the Family Violence Prevention Program of Mid-Coast Family Services. Our specially trained and dedicated staff provide 24-hour hotline counseling and crisis intervention as well as emergency shelter services for victims of family violence and their children. Other services include:

  • One-on-one counseling at both peer and professional levels
  • Accompaniment and advocacy for court appointments, appointments within the legal system, and to law enforcement agencies
  • Information and referral for protective orders and for divorce or custody issues
  • Assistance to clients in obtaining other needed services
  • Emergency clothing for adults and children
  • Household items for families leaving the emergency shelter
  • Battering Intervention and Prevention Program (BIPP), “Relationships of Promise”, a class for family violence offenders which holds them accountable fortheir abusive behavior and teaches them how to ensure future nonviolence
  • Community educational presentations by trained staff to local agencies, businesses, churches, and other organizations



6pm “Kids power” Support group ( school aged children)

7pm Parenting Support group


7pm Support group ( focus on family violence)


7pm Support group ( focus on sexual assault)


10pm Support group (focus on well being )

During the 2014 Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Silent Witness was placed in Victoria and surrounding counties’ court houses.

Silent witness at Jackson County courthouse

Jackson County

Silent witness at Goliad County courthouse

Goliad County

Silent witness at Dewitt County courthouse

Dewitt County

Silent witness at Gonzales County courthouse

Gonzales County

Silent witness at Calhoun County courthouse

Calhoun County

Silent witness at Lavaca County courthouse

Lavaca County

Silent witness at Victoria County courthouse

Victoria County

Domestic Violence Support Group

For Survivors of Family Violence

This is for female survivors of family violence who have been affected by physical or emotional abuse, either past or present.

Tuesdays-7:00 P.M.

Call 361-573-4357 For more info