East Texas Crisis Center

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The purpose of our program at the East Texas Crisis Center is two-fold: SAFETY FIRST then SELF-SUFFICIENCY. Our program’s objective is to increase access to support systems and legal services that will increase the safety of families and provide long term alternatives to their abusive relationships through crisis intervention counseling and support groups. Domestic violence is best understood as a pattern of abusive behaviors that include physical, sexual, and psychological attacks as well as economic coercion used by one intimate partner against another to gain, maintain, or regain power and control in the relationship. SELF-SUFFICIENCY: The purpose of job counseling and economic education classes is to guide women toward job readiness and improve skills for economic independence and autonomy through education and counseling. Economic self-reliance is the key component of preventing the return to an abusive relationship.