Annual Events

Being a victim of abuse is not just one person’s problem.  It is a community’s problem.  Together, we can make a difference in the lives of innocent victims and make a profound impact on the world in which we live.  Get involved in one of our community awareness events or fundraisers.

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Gourmet Caramel Apples: Be Tempted for a Cause

Enjoy delicious gourmet caramel apples while supporting the Family Crisis Center of East Texas.  Treat your friends, family and neighbors with Valentine’s Day gourmet apples.  Your purchase will help support our mission of helping East Texas families begin a new life free of abuse and violence.  Apples can be pre-ordered beginning in January.

 

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month:

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) calls attention to the fact that sexual violence is widespread and impacts every person in this community. The goal of SAAM 2015 is to get everyone involved in creating a safer community. The campaign helps the entire community learn how to take action to prevent sexual assault. This year’s theme is “I Will Move to Action to Create Change,” which encourages community members to to take stand against sexual assault.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes-Nacogdoches                                            April 7th                   The Family Crisis Center and the Nacogdoches County S.A.V.E. Coalition will kick off the month by holding a Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event in partnership with Stephen F. Austin State University Theta Chi Fraternity Inc.  Join us in the event that gives the opportunity for men to raise awareness in the community by walking a mile in women’s high heels to better understand and appreciate women’s experiences. We will begin the event at 6:00 p.m. at Baker Pattillo Student Center and the walk will conclude at the SFA Recreation Center Parking Lot.

Take Back the Night-Nacogdoches                                                     April 9th                 The Family Crisis Center and the Nacogdoches County S.A.V.E. Coalition in partnership with Health Science Dept. of Stephen F. Austin State University is holding “Take Back the Night” on Thursday, April 9th at SFA Spirit Rock Ag Pond, located along the fence line of Homer Bryce Stadium starting at 6:00 p.m. The event will include a March, candlelight vigil, and guest speakers, Stephanie Stevens, Assistant County Attorney for the Nacogdoches County Attorney’s Office; and keynote speaker Kate Koestner, sexual assault survivor, author, and featured on the cover of TIME Magazine, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and a HBO documentary.

Prevention in the Park-Lufkin                                                           April 24th                The Family Crisis Center and the Angelina County S.A.V.E. Coalition is holding “Prevention in the Park” on at Louis Bronaugh Park, across from Lufkin City Hall, from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m.  To commemorate Sexual Assault Awareness Month, 326 balloons will be released to represent the victims of sexual assault, and one for all the silent victims, the Family Crisis Center served in 2014. Guests will enjoy a free lunch, a short program by community members, and a special award presentation of the inaugural Prevention Visionary Voice Award.

AMRAP for Awareness                                                                         April 25th                    The Family Crisis Center and the Nacogdoches County S.A.V.E. Coalition in partnership with CrossFit Nac will be holding “AMRAP for Awareness”. Come get your CrossFit on at 10:00 a.m. and support Sexual Assault Awareness Month by participating in a free AMRAP (As Many Reps As Possible) workout instructed by CrossFit Nac located at 2717 NW Stallings Dr. in Nacogdoches; followed by free food and drinks.

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month:

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Family Crisis Center of East Texas commemorates the occasion with public activities in the East Texas area during the month.  Events are held that illustrate the survivors of domestic violence, individuals killed by their intimate partner, and unreported incidences of domestic violence.  The 2014 theme is “LOVE Should NEVER Hurt.” 

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Christmas Cards:

The Family Crisis Center of East Texas pauses during the months of November and December to thank those that assist the agency.  Christmas cards are sent out to partners, donors, and volunteers throughout the region to express gratitude for the year.  The Christmas cards also provide an avenue for donors to make a last-minute, tax-deductible contribution to the Family Crisis Center.  To be added to our Christmas card mailing list, please contact our Community Development Director at (936) 639-1681.