Child And Family Issues

Texas Council on Family Violence

The Texas Council on Family Violence is the only 501(c)(3) nonprofit coalition in Texas dedicated solely to creating safer communities and freedom from family violence. With a statewide reach and direct local impact, TCFV shapes public policy, equips service providers with essential tools, and initiates strategic prevention efforts. Since 1978, we have been a nationally recognized leader in our efforts to end family violence.


Texas Crime Victims’ Compensation Program

The Crime Victims’ Compensation (CVC) Program helps crime victims and their immediate families with the financial costs of crime. CVC covers crime-related costs such as counseling, medical treatment, funerals, and loss of income not paid by other sources. 


Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) protects children and vulnerable adults from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

  • Adult Protective Services - Protects the elderly and people with disabilities from abuse, neglect, and exploitation through investigations and services.
  • Child Protective Services - Protects children from abuse and neglect through services, foster care, and adoption.
  • Child Protective Investigations - Investigates reports of child abuse or neglect to determine if any child in the family has been abused or neglected. If the children aren't safe, the investigator starts protective services.
  • Prevention and Early Intervention - Manages community-based programs that prevent juvenile delinquency and child abuse and neglect.
  • Statewide Intake - Takes reports of abuse, neglect, and exploitation from across the state through its Texas Abuse Hotline (1-800-252-5400) and through the website 24-hours a day, every day of the year.


Texas Medicaid & CHIP

Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides health coverage for eligible low-income adults, children, pregnant women, elderly adults and people with disabilities. Medicaid is administered by states, according to federal requirements, funded jointly by states and the federal government.  


Texas School for Deaf – State Outreach Center

Texas School for the Deaf - State Outreach Center is a primary statewide resource center that focuses on statewide services to improve educational outcomes for students who are deaf or hard of hearing in Texas. They serve three primary audiences: the students, their families, and the professionals who support them.


Texas Youth Helpline

Contact the Texas Youth Helpline anytime, day or night, to discuss your problem. It's free and we're here to help!

  • I ran away from home. Where can I find help?
  • I want to leave home. Can I move out without my parents' permission?
  • What should I do if my child doesn't come home?
  • My child's friend needs a place to stay. Can they stay at my house?

The Texas Youth Helpline provides prevention services to youths, parents, siblings, and other family members who are in need of a caring voice and sympathetic ear. Trained volunteers are on call to provide guidance on youth-related concerns, referral information, or simply listen.

TEXT/CHAT line: 800-989-6884