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Family Violence Prevention Services, Inc. and the Battered Women and Children’s Shelter break the cycle of violence and strengthen families by providing the necessary tools for self-sufficiency through delivery of emergency shelter, transitional housing, education, effective parenting education, and specialized intervention with youth and the elderly.

  • Crisis Hotline
  • Counseling Services
  • Violence Intervention
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Marta Prada Peláez - President / CEO
(210) 930-3669
Crisis Hotline
(210) 733-8810
Online and Virtual Assistance

If you are in immediate danger, call 911.

For all other family violence situations, our crisis specialists are available 24/7 at (210) 733-8810.

To make a safety plan or report suspected abuse, call 210-207-SAPD.

Click here to email FVPS

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Programs & Admin
(210) 930-3669
Updated within the last 2 months.

The Youth Advisory Council’s mission is to engage in purposeful dialogue to address and educate other youth in the prevention of teen violence that affects our lives.

Its vision is to arrive at respectful and healthy relationships that contribute to the overall enjoyment of life as a young person.

Download and complete the Youth Advisory Council application here.

Youth Council Process

  • Accepting applications year-round
  • Virtual interview
  • Welcome Meeting

Youth Advisory Council Will...

  • Participate in monthly meetings (virtual for the time being).
  • Engage with each other to address community issues.
  • Expose participants to the nonprofit world.
  • Gain an understanding of the role our community leaders play.
  • Gain an understanding of the court system in domestic violence
  • Gain an understanding of law enforcement in domestic violence

Committees

  • Development
  • Communications
  • Research
  • Resources
  • Public Policy

Follow the Youth Advisory Council: on Instagram: @fvpsyac21 and TikTok /Twitter: @fvpsyac

Participating High Schools

  • Alamo Heights
  • BASIS San Antonio
  • Louis D Brandeis
  • Central Catholic
  • Clark
  • Earl Warren
  • Health Careers
  • International School of the Americas
  • Keystone
  • Lady Bird Johnson
  • Lee
  • St Mary’s Hall
  • William Taft
Christina Campos Send email
Updated within the last month

Based at the Bexar County Courthouse, streamlines the service engagement process for domestic violence victims and perpetrators involved with the judiciary and legal system, CPS, and the military.

Updated within the last month

Psycho-educational parenting group exploring how experiencing Domestic Violence affects one's ability to parent and how exposure to it impacts children.

For more information, call the administration office at 210-930-3669.

Christina Campos Send email
Updated within the last month

Psycho-educational program for families referred by CPS, Family Drug Court, and Early Intervention Court. It builds healthy living skills, providing tools to bolster children's resiliency, while parents work to break the cycle of chemical dependency, abuse, and domestic violence.

Christna Campos Send email
Updated within the last month

Provides various services suited to meet each child's developmental and emotional needs at our residential and non-residential facilities.

Play therapy techniques are used in individual and group counseling that is offered to help children process and heal from domestic violence.

Ongoing family case management services with a focus on the spectrum of needs of every child client are provided while maintaining an emphasis on meeting the academic needs of children identified as victims/survivors of family violence. Services are provided to every child.

For more information, call administration at 210-930-3669.

Monday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed
Alberto Bustamante Send email
Updated within the last month

Victims and survivors of domestic violence receive individual counseling by appointment. Individual counseling focuses on personal safety, personal growth, development, and improving interpersonal relationships. Participation is voluntary and available to residential and non-residential clients.

Children's counseling offers various therapeutic services to address the developmental and emotional needs of each child. Play therapy, and individual, and group counseling are offered to help children process and heal from domestic violence. Services are provided to every child at the Battered Women and Children’s Shelter, and any child needing therapeutic services at our Broadway office.

Crisis Hotline 210-733-8810

Free

Sharon Gregory Send email
(210) 930-3669
Leslie Schultz Send email
(210) 733-8810
Updated within the last month

Legal representation through FVPS is generally focused on the areas of family law such as

  • Protective Orders
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Modifications, and Enforcements
  • Or a combination of those services.

How to Apply

Applications for legal services with FVPS must be filled out. It is also important to include any relevant documents with your application, such as police reports, photos of injuries, court orders and documents, and any documents from Child Protective Services.

Apply online using fillable form(s) OR print, fill out, and mail downloadable form(s) to:

FVPS Legal Services Department
ATTN: Natalie Pruitt,
7911 Broadway,
San Antonio, Texas 78209

Fax: to 210-314-1016
Email to [email protected]
Phone: (210) 821-3823 or 210 930-3669 ext 2223

Once your application has been received and reviewed by the Department, you will be notified whether your application has been accepted.

Free for eligible participants.

Natalie Pruitt Send email
Updated within the last month

Meets the specialized needs of active and Veteran military service members and their dependents through partnerships with San Antonio's military installations.

For more information, call 210-930-3669.

Natalie Pruitt Send email
Updated within the last month

This program is designed to engage perpetrators of family violence in recognizing the impact of their violence on children and complements BIPP.

The curriculum invites fathers to explore their childhood and how it may have shaped their beliefs and behaviors about fatherhood, as well as the concept that abusing a child's mother is abusive to children.

It also supports men in developing non-violent, nurturing, child-centered parenting practices.

Call the administration office at 210-930-3669 for more information.

Click here to view payment and forms information

Michelle Hamelwright Send email
Updated within the last month

A 25-hour process and curriculum-based psycho-educational group to support Survivors in exploring their experiences and how domestic violence impacts children. Survivors are guided through processing their life experiences and considerations for healing and working towards optimal change and growth.

Sharon Gregory Send email
Updated within the last month
  • 24-hour Crisis Intervention and Emergency Shelter
  • Individual case management services
  • Individual and group counseling for adults
  • Individual counseling for children
  • Legal services and advocacy
  • Adult education
  • Parenting Education
  • Prepares families to transition to independent living through housing programs
  • On-site primary medical and dental care
  • On-site after-school program
  • On-site pet shelter

Services are available in both English and Spanish.

Crisis Hotline: (210) 733-8810

24/7
Administration
(210) 930-3669
Updated within the last month

Our Violence Intervention Program is one of only three State-certified Batterers Intervention Programs in Bexar County, reaching male, female, and LGBTQ perpetrators of domestic violence with a comprehensive curriculum.

The VIP program consists of group therapy for men and women who perpetrate domestic and family violence. VIP curriculum allows perpetrators to take responsibility for their abusive behavior and teaches them the fundamentals of a healthy, non-violent relationship. It is designed to cover different aspects of violence and family abuse.

If you are ready to end your abusive behavior, join one of our groups. The program consists of 20 group sessions that meet every week for two hours. If you are interested in joining, please set an appointment.

All services are offered in English and Spanish.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (210) 930-3669, ext. 2101 or 2102.

  • Every participant needs to have a personal email and access to a personal computer or smartphone (example: iPhone, Android)
  • Participation in the VIP program is open to the public as well as persons referred by the court, CPS, probation office, or parole office.
  • Before paying the $25 fee, intake paperwork must be filled out in person. Please call 210-930-3669 and press option #3 to make an intake appointment.

Initial evaluation $25. This is a two-hour appointment to complete paperwork and meet one-on-one with a professional counselor.

Group sessions are $25 per session. The total amount of sessions is 24.

Michelle Hamelwright Send email
Updated within the last month

Pet Shelter

Up to 65% of domestic violence victims will delay or refuse to leave an abusive home out of fear of leaving their pets behind, but less than 3% of domestic violence shelters across the country provide shelter for family pets. We do.

FVPS, The Battered Women and Children’s Shelter is counting on your donation to help operate our pet shelter at our emergency facility. 

Click here to learn more.

Donation Center

Click here for a list of items needed, as well as other information regarding in-kind donations.

Volunteer

FVPS welcomes individual and group volunteers. Click here for details.

For more information, click here.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Marcus Holguin Send email
Updated within the last month

Group counseling for victims and survivors of domestic violence provides a safe environment to process emotions, share experiences, as well as become educated on the dynamics of domestic violence. The group sessions emphasize safety, learning how to take care of one’s self and assisting their children in the healing process. Sessions are available to residential and non-residential clients.

Participants must be female, and 18 years of age or older.

Free

Sharon Gregory Send email
Updated within the last month