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Domestic Violence Services

COVID-19 Update

 

With social distancing guidelines in place, COVID-19 creates a unique circumstance that may present additional dangers for victims of domestic violence. Financial strain, increased isolation, and constant proximity to an abuser may all negatively impact the safety of a survivor.

 

At this time, safety planning is crucial for survival. To speak to a local advocate from Twin City Mission Domestic Violence Services, please call 979-775-2255.

 

Visit the links below for more information about safety planning at this time.

 

The National Domestic Violence Hotline – Staying Safe During COVID-19: https://www.thehotline.org/2020/03/13/staying-safe-during-covid-19/

Genesis Shelter Dallas – Safety Planning If You’re Trapped at Home: https://www.genesisshelter.org/safety-planning-if-youre-trapped-at-home/

Twin City Mission’s Domestic Violence Program provides services to victims of domestic violence and dating violence in all seven counties of the Brazos Valley: Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson, and Washington. Services are provided at no cost and include shelter, counseling, case management, legal advocacy, safety planning, and career assistance.

 

Victims and their children in need of emergency shelter are referred to Phoebe’s Home, a component of Twin City Mission’s DVS Program. Founded in 1978, Phoebe’s Home is a 24-hour emergency shelter providing nutritional meals, laundry facilities, daily needs (toiletries, clothing), transportation, and recreational activities for residents.

 

Victims who are not seeking emergency shelter can receive nonresidential services in their county of residence at no cost.

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2022 Holiday Gift Express!

The holidays can be a difficult time for families dealing with the effects of domestic violence. You can help brighten the holiday season for our clients by donating to our "2022 Holiday Gift Express."  This holiday season, clients will be invited to our office -- which we transform into a mini-toy store -- to select gifts for their children. The children also get to choose something for their parent/guardian!

This year, we are hoping to give the gift of choice to our teens and adults by having a variety of GIFT CARDS from which they can choose.  You can also make a financial donation, and we'll do the shopping for you! Donations by check will need “Phoebe’s Home Client Gifts” written on the front of the check so we may know your donation wishes.

 

For our teens and adults, we suggest:    

  • Popular GIFT CARDS for Target, Walmart, Best Buy, Old Navy, Ross, Academy. $25 value is an excellent choice!

 

For our youngest clients, of course, it’s TOYS, TOYS, TOYS!

All donations should be new and unwrapped. No toy guns, knives or violent toys please.

 

 For our infants – 3 year olds, we suggest:

  • Educational and Interactive Toys

  • Playsets (Fisher Price, Little People, Tea Party)

  • Building Sets (Duplo)

 

For our 4 to 11 year olds, we suggest:

  • Building sets (Legos, K’Nex)

  • Baby dolls representing all cultures & the accessories such as high chairs and strollers

  • Remote control vehicles

  • Large play sets (Classic Farm sets, Gas Station sets)

  • Scooters, skateboards … and safety gear – helmets

  • Science kits, telescopes, microscopes

  • Arts and crafts sets/jewelry making kits

  • Fun and stylish overnight bags and luggage

 

Families

  •    Board Games and Puzzles

  •    DVD Movies – family and children

 

 

Donations are needed by December 12th and can be delivered to our TCM administrative office at 2505 S. College, Bryan, Texas 77801 Attention:  Phoebe’s Home

Links

Domestic Violence & COVID-19

What is Domestic Violence

How you can help

What is Healthy In a Relationship?

Relationship Red Flags

Contact

24-Hour Hotline: 979-775-5355

Toll-Free: 888-45-AWAKE (2-9253)

Email:

dvs@twincitymission.org

Case Management, Legal Advocacy, Individual Counseling, Support Groups,

Volunteer Services, General Information: 979-775-2255