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No appointment necessary for immediate crisis intervention and advocacy services. Please call our 24-hour crisis hotline 888-311-7755 or 512-303-7755 for more information.

Walk-in services are available Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm (except holidays) at the Center’s main office located at 431 Old Austin Hwy, Bastrop, Texas.

Services also available by appointment at outreach offices in Fayette, Lee, and Colorado counties (La Grange, Giddings, and Columbus) and other locations. Please contact the main office at 512-321-7760 during regular office hours for more information about outreach office hours or to schedule appointments at other locations.


Summertime can bring about fun for many families in the area; however, for those families experiencing domestic violence, this time of year can mean making the life-changing decision to leave a violent home. Shelter and crisis services typically increase during the summer, and this places a strain on agency resources. Please consider donating items from the current needs list to help the agency serve individuals in need.


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The Family Crisis Center offers counseling for individuals who have been impacted by domestic and/or sexual violence. Healing can be possible whether the violence occurred to you recently or when you were a child. Types of counseling provided include:


  • Individual short term counseling can be offered to adults in any of the Center's offices during the day or in the Bastrop office in the evening. Counseling is a change (growth, healing) process in which individuals are helped to identify and clarify their problems; identify non-helpful patterns and learn helpful skills; and/or identify and achieve goals that are important to them. The agency can provide counseling services for a maximum of six months and there is currently no charge for individual counseling services.
  • In Our Best Interest is a group for adult women who have experienced domestic violence. It is an education-based group where participants create a safe place to express their feelings regarding their victimization and learn information about relationships that help them make healthy choices. This group takes place in the Bastrop office. Currently we do not have enough male victims to create a group for men; men who have survived an abusive relationship or sexual assault can seek assistance through individual counseling.

Youth Counseling

  • Youth counseling provides supportive, short-term counseling for youth ages 4-17 on the school campus for 8 sessions. However, parents can chose to bring the child to appointments at the offices. Counseling is done individually and makes use of non-verbal methods, such as art and play. Although most of our youth clients have issues pertaining to domestic violence, child abuse or sexual assault, the only requirement for participation is that the student, teacher, counselor or parent requests their participation. Sometimes it is challenging to know when a child may be sad, worried or scared and asking in a non-verbal way for that support or guidance. Because children do not naturally know how to express their feelings, they may be acting out in other ways. At times a child may need more than a caregiver can provide at a particular time and can possibly benefit from a counseling situation. Groups can be provided at the request of a school counselor or community partner for such topics as anger management and support for youth who have experienced dating or sexual violence.

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  • Play Therapy - Play therapy focuses on children's need to express themselves through the use of play and toys, their natural mode of communication and self-expression. In play therapy, children are provided a variety of play media, such as art supplies, sand and sand toys, storytelling aids, and toys for dramatic and fantasy play through which they recreate the emotional experiences they are struggling with internally. A trained therapist provides a safe and understanding environment in which to encourage emotional expression and acceptance of self. The therapist recognizes play themes and utilizes interventions to assist children in problem resolution.
  • Art Therapy - Art therapy provides a safe environment for individuals, groups or families to express their ideas through imagery. It is a process that fosters change through self-awareness, problem-solving and personal growth, requiring one to participate in one's own treatment.

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