Domestic Violence

The UTMB Police Department cares about you and your family's safety. With this in mind we would like to provide you with information on a sensitive topic - Family Violence. Unfortunately Family Violence does exist.

In 2002, a statewide polling on prevalence and attitudes on domestic violence was conducted by The Texas Council on Family Violence. Below are some of the findings:

  • 74% of all Texans have either themselves, a family member and/or a friend have experienced some form of domestic violence.
  • 47% of all Texans report having personally experienced at least one form of domestic violence, either severe, verbal and/or forced isolation from friends and family at some point in their lifetime.
  • 31% of all Texans report that they have been severely abused at some point in their lifetime. Women report severe abuse at a higher rate than men.
  • 75% of all Texans report that they would be likely to call the police if they were to experience some form of domestic violence. Yet only 20% indicated that they actually did call the police when they or a family member experienced domestic violence.
  • 73% of all Texans believe that domestic violence is a serious problem in Texas.
  • 84% percent of all Texans report that they believe they can personally do something about domestic violence.
  • 78% of all Texans said they would be more likely to vote for a political candidate who helped victims of domestic violence.
  • 74% of all Texans recall recent communications concerning domestic violence.
    As you can see from these numbers there are some major concerns in Texas. The 2009 statistics show that things have not gotten any better.

2009 in Texas at a Glance (See the Victim stories)

  • 196,713 Family Violence Incidents
  • 111 women killed by their intimate partner
  • 12,213 Adults received shelter from their abusive relationships
  • 15,905 children received shelter


If you feel you or someone you know may be the victim of Family Violence, please contact your local police agency immediately for help.

If on campus, additional information can be obtained from the UTMB Police Department. To speak with an officer please contact us at (409)772-2691. If you would prefer printed information please stop by room 1.114 in the Administration building.

Information is also available at The Texas Council on Family Violence website. Here you will find may resources to provide you or someone you know with help.

Below is help centers for Galveston and Harris County. Remember there is help out there. Don't be afraid to ask.

 

Galveston County

 

Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County

FV 24-Hour Emergency Shelter
Bonnie Martin
P.O. Box 1545
Galveston, TX 77553
(409) 763-1441 (Office)
(409) 765-7233 (Hotline)
(409) 763-8809 (Fax)
Bonnie Martin (Contact)
bmartin@rccgc.org
www.rccgc.org

Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County

150 Gulf Freeway
League City, TX 77573
(281) 554-6983 (Office)
(888) 919-7233 (Hotline)
abimage@rccgc.org
www.rccgc.org

 

Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County Outreach

Outreach Center
Chantea Palmer
Texas City, TX
(409) 942-4357 (Office)
(409) 942-4357 (Hotline)
Chantea Palmer (Contact)
www.rccgc.org

Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County Outreach

Outreach Center
Galveston, TX
(409) 765-2604 (Office)
(409) 765-7233 (Hotline)
bmartin@rccgc.org
www.rccgc.org

Bay Area Turning Point

FV 24-Hour Emergency Shelter
Diane Savage
P.O. Box 57543
Webster, TX 77598
(281) 338-7600 (Office)
(281) 286-2525 (Hotline)
(281) 557-0290 (Fax)
(281) 286-2525 (TTY)
Diane Savage (Contact)
dsavage@bayareaturningpoint.com
www.bayareaturningpoint.org

Bay Area Turning Point-Outreach

Outreach Center
PO Box 57543
Webster, TX 77598
(281) 338-7600 (Office)
(281) 286-2525 (Hotline)
(281) 557-0290 (Fax)
(281) 286-2525 (TTY)
dsavage@bayareaturningpoint.com
www.bayareaturningpoint.org

Cease Addiction Now

Community Partner
Steven Vestal
401 W Texas Ave
Baytown, TX 77520
(281) 427-4226 (Office)
Steven Vestal (Contact)

 

 

Harris County

Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse

Non-Residential Center
Jacqueline Pontello
1001 Texas Ave., Ste. 600
Houston, TX 77002-3181
(713) 224-9911 (Office)
(713) 429-4363 (Fax)
Jacqueline Pontello (Contact)
www.avda-tx.org

Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse (BIPP)

BIPP
Sherri Kendall
1001 Texas Ave. Ste. 600
Houston, TX 77002-3181
(713) 224-9911 (Office)
Sherri L. Kendall (Contact)

American Society of Family Counseling, Inc.

Community Partner
Maribel Mendizabal
903 Heathfield Drive
Channelview, TX 77530
(832) 755-2595 (Office)
Maribel Mendizabal (Contact)
www.restaurandofamilias.com

Asians Against Domestic Abuse

Community Partner
Shantha Raghuthaman
P.O. Box 420776
Houston, TX 77242
(713) 974-3743 (Office)
Shantha Raghuthaman (Contact)
www.aadainc.org

Bay Area Turning Point

FV 24-Hour Emergency Shelter
Diane Savage
P.O. Box 57543
Webster, TX 77598
(281) 338-7600 (Office)
(281) 286-2525 (Hotline)
(281) 557-0290 (Fax)
(281) 286-2525 (TTY)
Diane Savage (Contact)
dsavage@bayareaturningpoint.com
www.bayareaturningpoint.org

Bay Area Turning Point-Outreach

Outreach Center
PO Box 57543
Webster, TX 77598
(281) 338-7600 (Office)
(281) 286-2525 (Hotline)
(281) 557-0290 (Fax)
(281) 286-2525 (TTY)
dsavage@bayareaturningpoint.com
www.bayareaturningpoint.org

Cease Addiction Now

Community Partner
Steven Vestal
401 W Texas Ave
Baytown, TX 77520
(281) 427-4226 (Office)
Steven Vestal (Contact)

Domestic Violence Institute of Texas

Community Partner
Gregory Kyles
2200 Southwest Freeway, Ste 420
Houston, TX 77098
(281) 970-6611 (Office)
(281) 970-2031 (Fax)
Gregory Kyles (Contact)
www.DVI-TX.com

FamilyTime Crisis and Counseling Center

FV 24-Hour Emergency Shelter
Judith Cox
P.O. Box 893
Humble, TX 77347
(281) 446-2615 (Office)
(281) 446-2615 (Hotline)
(281) 446-3691 (Fax)
Judith Cox (Contact)
ftime@earthlink.net
www.familytimecc.org

First Intervention Counseling

BIPP
Reggie Harris
1400 Broadfield Suite 200
Houston, TX 77084
(281) 994-7857 (Office)
Reggie Harris (Contact)

Guardians of Hope

Community Partner
Norma Willcockson
2211 Rayford Rd Suite 111 #22
Spring, TX 77386
(713) 542-1110 (Office)
(281) 350-9373 (Fax)
Norma J. Willcockson (Contact)

Harris County District Attorney's Office

Community Partner
Jane Waters
1201 Franklin Ste. 600
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 755-5892 (Office)
(713) 755-6149 (Hotline)
(713) 755-1052 (Fax)
Jane Waters (Contact)

Houston Area Women's Center

FV 24-Hour Emergency Shelter
Rebecca White
1010 Waugh Dr.
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 528-6798 (Office)
(713) 528-2121 (Hotline)
(713) 535-6363 (Fax)
(713) 528-3625 (TTY)
Rebecca White (Contact)
cthomas@hawc.org
www.hawc.org

Innovations Counseling and Consulting

Community Partner
Kevin Glasser
11999 Katy Freeway #490
Houston, TX 77079
(281) 597-9291 (Office)
(281) 597-9761 (Fax)
Kevin Glasser (Contact)

Montrose Counseling Center

Non-Residential Center
Ann Robinson
401 Branard St., 2nd Fl.
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 529-0037 (Office)
(713) 529-3211 (Hotline)
(713) 526-4367 (Fax)
Ann Robinson (Contact)
avp@montrosecounselingcenter.org
www.montrosecounselingcenter.org

New Horizon Family Center

FV 24-Hour Emergency Shelter
Patrina Pelton-Smith
PO Box 1428
Baytown, TX 77522-1428
(281) 424-3300 (Office)
(281) 422-2292 (Hotline)
(281) 420-5773 (Fax)
Patrina Pelton-Smith (Contact)
ppelton-smith@newhorizonfc.org

North Channel Coalition

FV 24-Hour Emergency Shelter
Julie Fallin
PO Box 447
Channelview, TX 77530
(281) 457-6775 (Office)
(281) 457-9390 (Fax)
Julie Fallin (Contact)
www.northchannelcoalition.org

Spring Counseling Center

BIPP
Jim Rishel
16300 Kuykendahl Rd. #150
Houston, TX 77388
(281) 893-1190 (Office)
Jim Rishel (Contact)

The Bridge Over Troubled Waters

FV 24-Hour Emergency Shelter
Deborah Moseley
P.O. Box 3488
Pasadena, TX 77501
(713) 472-0753 (Office)
(713) 473-2801 (Hotline)
(713) 472-8759 (Fax)
Deborah Moseley (Contact)
dmoseley@tbotw.org
www.thebridgeovertroubledwaters.org

Sherrian Morgan

Community Partner
P.O. Box 96176
Houston, TX 77213
(832) 880-0473 (Office)
(281) 876-9966 (Fax)

 

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