Call 210-930-3669 or 210-821-3850

Becoming S.A.F.E. (Safety, Accountable, Free from Abuse, Empowered)

A 25 hour psycho-educational and process group for survivors of domestic violence. This group provides educational material about domestic violence and is a safe and therapeutic environment which supports participants in processing their experiences and considerations for change. Survivors are guided through a reflective journaling experience to aide in processing their life events, healing and working towards optimal changes and growth. This service is available in-person in both English and Spanish. No cost or contract is required for service. CPS/Children’s Court referrals and self-referral accepted.

INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP COUNSELING FOR WOMEN, CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

Current or former adult Victim/Survivors of violence are eligible for individual and group counseling with trauma-informed, client-centered therapists. Open support group sessions are also available weekly for clients to meet under the guidance of a counselor to process with other survivors in a therapeutic group format. Individual and Group therapy is provided in-person only by Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC), Licensed Professional Counselor – Associates (LPC-A), and Graduate Interns. There is no cost or contract required for these services. *Also available on-site to residents of the Battered Women’s and Children’s Shelter. CPS/Children’s Court referrals and self-referral accepted.

INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING

Victims and survivors of domestic violence receive individual counseling by appointment. The individual counseling focuses on personal safety, personal growth, development, and improving interpersonal relationships. Participation is voluntary and available to residential and non-residential clients. No fees for service.

WOMEN’S SUPPORT GROUP

Group counseling for victims and survivors of domestic violence and provides a safe environment to process emotions, share experiences, as well as become educated on the dynamics of domestic violence. The group sessions emphasize safety, learning how to take care of one’s self and assisting their children in the healing process. Participants must be female, and 18 years of age or older. Sessions are available to residential and non-residential clients. No fees for service.

CHILDREN’S SERVICES

Provides a variety of services suited to meet the developmental & emotional needs of each child at both the Battered Women’s and Children’s Shelter and our non-residential Broadway office. Play therapy techniques are used in individual and group counseling that is offered to help children process and heal from domestic violence. Ongoing family case management services with a focus on the spectrum of needs of every child client are provided while maintaining an emphasis on meeting the academic needs of children identified as victims/survivors of family violence. Services available both in-person and virtually in English and Spanish. No cost or contract required for service. CPS/Children’s Court referrals and self-referral accepted.

CELEBRATING FAMILIES

When children experience homes with chemical dependency, domestic violence, and abuse or neglect, they learn unhealthy ways of living, which often leads to future addiction, abuse, violence, and other problems.  Celebrating Families changes lives by teaching parents and children the skills needed to feel, talk, trust, and be healthy.   The 16 session curriculum covers a range of topics including communication, anger management, chemical dependency, and healthy boundaries, to name a few.  Participation in the Celebrating Families program is by Child Protective Services (CPS) referral only.

A Parent’s Journey

A parenting class specific to individuals who are currently, or who have been, victim/survivors of domestic violence. This 15 unit Program includes a 1 hour orientation and seven 2 hour classes. Parents enrolled in this class will explore different forms of abuse and how exposure to violence impacts children’s physical and psychological development as well as their behaviors and how they socialize. A Parent’s Journey seeks to provide parent’s the tools to break the generational cycle of domestic violence in their household and achieve safety for themselves and their children, while re-establishing healthy communication and boundaries with their children. In-person and virtual services available in English and Spanish. No cost or contract required for service. *Also available on-site to residents of the Battered Women’s and Children’s Shelter. CPS/Children’s Court referrals and self-referral accepted.

COURT LIAISON

Due to COVID-19 Bexar County Courthouse is currently closed. However, we are available online and via telephone. Please email Judi.Yahn@fvps.org or Diana.Mardis@fvps.org or call 210-837- 5638.

The primary objective of the FVPS Court Liaison Office is to provide the Bexar County Courts with immediate access to services for individuals and families of domestic violence.  Located within the Bexar Courthouse, the Court Liaison Office is used as a referral source for the individual Civil District Courts, the Children’s Courts, the Child Support Courts and the Family Drug Courts. The Court Liaison also serves the Staff Attorney’s Office, Child Protective Services, the Domestic Relations Office, private attorneys and the general public who visit the Courthouse daily.

Any individual who has experienced or been victimized by domestic violence and abuse is eligible to receive services.  Individuals referred to the Court Liaison are eligible to receive immediate on-site assessments for the appropriateness of a referral for services related to family violence. 

REQUEST RECORDS

Requests for your records must be done in-person at our Broadway location.   Please bring a valid ID with you. FVPS has 15 business days to provide your request of records, all requests will be sent via certified mail.

7911 Broadway 2nd Floor

San Antonio, Texas 78209