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 (SAAM). The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness of sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. This year’s theme is “Superhero-No Cape Required,” in hopes to remind the public that community members and victims who speak out against sexual assault are all heroes. CLICK HERE TO ORDER THE OFFICIAL “SUPERHERO-NO CAPE REQUIRED” T-SHIRT
Crockett “Prevention in the Park” April 10, 2014
Join the Family Crisis Center and Crockett community members for “Prevention in the Park” from 11:45 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Houston County Courthouse, 401 E. Houston Ave; Crockett Enjoy free lunch, guest speakers and a balloon release honoring the 200 victims of sexual assault the Family Crisis Center served in 2013.
Angelina County “Prevention in the Park” April 11, 2014
Join the Family Crisis Center and the Angelina County S.A.V.E. Coalition for “Prevention in the Park” from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Louis Bronaugh Park, across from Lufkin City Hall. Enjoy free food and drinks, and a balloon release honoring the 200 victims of sexual assault the Family Crisis Center served in 2013.
Grease Movie Night April 11, 2014
Join us for the showing of the 1978 American musical, Grease, at the Pines Theater in Lufkin. We will begin the event at 6:30 p.m. Donations will be accepted in lieu of admission. Attendees are encouraged to dress as their favorite character.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes April 16, 2014
The “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” will take place at the Baker Pattillo Student Center on the SFASU campus, in Nacogdoches from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. This event is an opportunity for men to raise awareness about the causes, effects, and remediation of men’s sexualized violence toward women. Men are asked to walk one mile in women’s high heel shoes to better understand and appreciate women’s experiences, to create awareness and decrease the potential for violence.
SFASU Information Booth April 21-23,2014
The Nacogdoches S.A.V.E. Coalition will have an informational booth set up on Monday, April 21st through Wednesday, April 23rd at the SFASU Student Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students will pass out handbills of events and brochures to SFASU students to get them involved in Sexual Assault Awareness Month activities.
Zavalla ISD Superhero Day Poster Contest April 25, 2014
Zavalla ISD students in grades K-5th will be making anti-bullying posters. On Friday, April 25th there will be a program for each grade featuring a story on bullying, a short activity, and the announcement of the winners for the poster contest.
Nacogdoches “Take Back the Night” April 25, 2014
The Family Crisis Center and the Nacogdoches S.A.V.E. Coalition encourage you to “Be a Superhero” by participating in “Take Back the Night” at 7 p.m., at Pecan Park in Nacogdoches. “Take Back the Night” is an interactive event that creates awareness, empowers survivors, and educates the community about sexual violence. There will be program featuring community speakers and a lantern release, followed by a walk to protest sexual violence, ending back at Pecan Park. Registration for the event will begain at 6:30 p.m.
Women’s Self Defense Class April 26, 2014
Stephen F. Austin State University Police Department is holding a free Women’s Self Defense Class from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Nacogdoches Recreation Center. RSVP to Susan at 936-639-1681.
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 2013 theme is “Hands Are Not For Hitting.”
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.