The Texas Department of Health and Human Services operates the Family Violence Program, which “promotes self-sufficiency, safety, and long-term independence of adult victims of family violence, child victims of family violence, and victims of teen dating violence.” The program also provides emergency shelter and support services to victims and their children, educates the public, and provides training, and prevention support to various agencies. Services for survivors of domestic violence are free and are provided without any need for proving financial eligibility. Many local shelters, in addition to those funded through the state program, also provide temporary shelter and non-residential services to survivors.
The Texas Family Violence Program has centers in many Texas cities that provide temporary shelter and support services as well as centers that provide only support services. For a comprehensive list, visit: https://hhs.texas.gov/services/safety/protective-services/family-violence-program.