Family Support Services

Organization (us)amarillo, TX, United States Website
2 campaigns 539 contributions received $47,349 raised
Member since June 2018

For more than 100 years, Family Support Services has served the most vulnerable men, women, and children in the Texas Panhandle. Victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, including those who need emergency shelter; children at risk for abuse, substance abuse, and bullying; homeless Veterans; those with mental health issues – all have turned to FSS for help, and hope.

FSS serve more than 25,00 people per year in the areas of crisis services (sexual assault and domestic violence), emergency safe housing, behavioral health and wellness, veteran resources, family strengthening, and violence prevention in schools and the community.  Most of the services are provided at no cost to the client; clinical services are based on a sliding scale.

 Here’s why the unduplicated services offered by FSS are so important to our community: 

  • Amarillo leads the state in domestic violence homicides per capita. Without FSS, domestic violence victims will have nowhere to turn to break the cycle of violence and work toward self-sufficiency.
  • Amarillo leads the state in reported sexual assaults per capita. Without FSS, sexual assault victims will have no advocate to provide compassionate support through the medical and legal systems.
  • The Texas Panhandle is home to more than 33,000 Veterans and their family members. Thousands are at-risk for homelessness, joblessness, domestic violence, PTSD, mental disorders, and suicide. Without FSS, Veterans, dependents, and surviving spouses will have no help to navigate through the complex system to attain benefits and access housing, job training, peer support, counseling, and assistance with basic needs. 
  • Amarillo leads the state in child abuse cases per capita. Without FSS, at-risk children will not have the family strengthening and child abuse prevention programs offered exclusively by FSS.
  • The working poor, children and adults suffering from depression or PTSD, and survivors of trauma have few options for mental health services. Without FSS, grant-funded and income-based services will not be available and many will fall through the cracks.

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Family Support Services provides services to more than 25,000 people each year in the areas of domestic violence/sexual assault/human trafficking intervention and prevention, veteran resources, counseling, emergency housing, and prevention education.

$125 raised of $75k goal
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FSS serves more than 25,000 people each year in the areas of domestic violence/sexual assault, emergency safe housing, veteran resources, family strengthening programs, counseling, and prevention education in schools and the community.

$47,224 raised so far
Finished December 10, 2018