The Victims Center
The Victims Center responds immediately to survivors of violence. While seventy percent of those served by the program are affected by sexual assault, the agency works with victims of all crimes.
Services provided include a 24-hour Crisis Hotline, sexual assault nurse exams, case management and counseling. Individual, family and group therapy are available. Groups include people who have lost someone to homicide or suicide, women survivors of sexual abuse, teen girls, boys and men.
The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) program is made up of specially trained RNs who are on-call 24/7. They offer compassionate care and support for victims at a moment’s notice. Nurses meet rigorous legal and medical standards required by statute and ethical code. Their work includes forensic medical collection, medical intervention, health education, follow up referrals and objective legal testimony.
Volunteers carry a cell phone to answer a 24/7 crisis hotline and go to local hospitals to provide compassionate emotional support and advocate for sexual assault survivors.
The Victims Center provides support, advocacy, and counseling for sexual assault and other survivors of crime and promotes the prevention of child abuse and violence.
Crisis Intervention - immediate 24/7 response through the crisis hotline and caring advocates for sexual assault victims at the hospital. The hotline can be reached by calling 254-752-7233 or toll free at 888-867-7233.
Case Management - assessment, referrals, and advocacy for clients with law enforcement, the court system, and other agencies
Counseling - professional, confidential counseling for victims of all crimes and their families
Support groups - sexual assault survivor groups for women, men, boys, girls, and teens
Groups - Groups for family members and others who have lost a loved one to homicide or suicide
Michelle Davis, Clinical Director