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.
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.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month:
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The Family Crisis Center honors those that have fallen victim to sexual violence and seeks to promote awareness during this timeframe. The 2013 theme is “Step Up for Change.”
Day of Action April 5, 2013
Use social media to spread the word about SAAM 2013! Chang your profile picture to show that you support survivors of sexual assault and that you want to “Step Up for Change”
Nacogdoches “Prevention in Park” April 6, 2013
Join the Family Crisis Center and the Nacogdoches S.A.V.E. Coalition for “Prevention in the Park” from 11AM-2PM at Pecan Park in Nacogdoches. Enjoy free food and drinks, carnival games, face panting, fire trucks and a balloon release honoring the 228 victims of sexual assault the Family Crisis Center served in 2012.
Nacogdoches Denim Day April 12, 2013
Wearing JEANS on Denim Day reminds us of the harmful attitudes still prevalent surrounding sexual violence. Denim Day was established after a 1999 Italian Supreme Court ruling overturned a rape conviction simply because the woman was wearing JEANS when she was raped. They court’s reasoning rested on the belief that it would have been impossible for the attacker to remove the JEANS by himself, and therefore the victim must have facilitated her own assault.
Women’s Self Defense Class April 14, 2013
Stephen F. Austin University Police Department is holding a free Women’s Self Defense Class from 3PM-6PM at SFASU Baker Patilo Student Center in Regent Suite A.
Nacogdoches “Take Back the Night” April 20, 2013
The Family Crisis Center and the Nacogdoches S.A.V.E. Coalition encourage you to Step Up for Change by participating in “Take Back the Night” from 7PM-8PM, registration at 6:30PM, at Pecan Park in Nacogdoches. “Take Back the Night” is a protest walk to challenge sexual violence in our community and the beliefs and attitudes which contribute to sexual violence. There will be program featuring community speakers followed by a walk to protest sexual violence, ending back at Pecan Park.
A Call to Prayer Day April 21, 2013
The Call to Prayer Day is a day designated for the community to pray for the victims and survivors of sexual violence, organized by the Angelina County S.A.V.E. Coalition. The coalition is a community-wide effort to stop sexual violence before it happens by creating an environment where sexual violence is not permissible.
Lufkin “Prevention in Park” & Denim Day April 25, 2013
Join the Family Crisis Center and the Angelina S.A.V.E. Coalition for “Prevention in the Park” from 12PM-1PM at Pecan Park in Nacogdoches. Come show your support to putting an end to sexual assult and enjoy free pizza lunch and a short program followed by a ceremonial balloon release. The balloon release will honor the 228 victims of sexual assault the Family Crisis Center served in 2012.
Shop for Survivors April 27, 2013
Shop the Family Crisis Thrift Stores in Lufkin or Nacogdoches to show your support of sexual assault survivors. Mention this month’s theme, STEP UP FOR CHANGE, that day and receive 10% off of your entire purchase!
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 2012 theme is “An Empty Place at the Table™.”
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-deductable contribution to the Family Crisis Center. To be added to our Christmas card mailing list, please contact our Fund Development Director at (936) 639-1681.