Who We Are

Helping Victims Of Abuse

24 Hour Crisis Hotline"The Family Crisis Center of Johnson County provides a soft place for victims of family violence and sexual assault to land in their time of need." (Charline Adame, A Beloved Former Employee)

The Family Crisis Center of Johnson County provides hope and healing to children, women, and men who have been or are currently living in an abusive environment. With a large amount of our homeless shelter clients being children, we provide lifesaving, compassionate services to enable these children to live a life free of abuse in their personal homes.  Professional staff and volunteers provide a host of services to assist survivors of family violence and sexual assault in transitioning to physical, emotional, and psychological safety.   

Our Story

Since 1983

The Family Crisis Center of Johnson County was incorporated in 1983 as a non-profit organization. This was relatively early in the battered women's movement. A group of caring and concerned volunteers started the center using their own personal resources. A debt of gratitude is owed to his group of volunteers.

As the community and law enforcement agencies learned about the Family Crisis Center of Johnson County and the services offered, the demand for assistance grew. In 1985, this prompted the establishment of a 24-hour crisis helpline. This was the first of its kind in Johnson County.

Funds were raised in 1985 to rent a small house to use as a family shelter and an office for the volunteers. Within three years, the increasing demand for services again required another step forward. A counseling center was opened in January 1989 in a single store-front near the courthouse.

The agency continued to grow. During this time of change and growth, the original group of volunteer women who formed the Board of Directors, remained active.

The building that the Family Crisis Center of Johnson County was renting was sold and the counseling center was moved to a larger facility at 190 N. Ridgeway where progress and growth continued. Early in 1996, the Family Crisis Center of Johnson County purchased the old Santa Fe Dormitory building.

Extensive renovation was required to convert the building into administrative and counseling offices as well as a shelter with the capacity to house up to 30 residents. July 1996 was a memorable month, as the renovations were complete and moving day arrived.

Updating Our Facility

In the early Spring of 2013, the Family Crisis Center of Johnson County purchased and relocated to our current facility. The administrative offices and counseling center is  located at 660 County Road 903 in Cleburne, Texas.  The shelter center has relocated, as well. The new location will provide a very relaxed and healthy environment for clients both resident and nonresident. 

A BIG thank you to Ralph Llittlejohn for his expertise and dedication to the project. We could not have accomplished it without him.

Facts & Stats

Our Local Impact

At the Family Crisis Center of Johnson County, our number one focus is being a safe and supportive place for victims of domestic violence and abuse. We are proud to provide the people of Johnson County with a place for education, prevention and resources to help identify and stop domestic violence and sexual assault. 

Since 1983, we have been a safe haven for Johnson County, Texas victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse. We will continue serving this community and doing everything we can to make sure victims get the help they need

Helping Children and Youth Prevent Violence

  • We teach workshops on violence prevention to local elementary, middle, and high school students in our community.
  • We reach over 50 organizations to promote messages of prevention, safety, and support.
  • We work with local school districts to provide prevention related education to enable students to thrive in a healthy campus environment. 

Helping Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (2021 Stats)

  • The center provided more than 3,534 emergency shelter days assisting children and families fleeing domestic and sexual violence.
  • The center provided more than 3,000 support and advocacy counseling sessions and groups for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault (children, women and men).
  • We provide more than 1,800 free meals and snacks for victims.
  • The center provided more than 4,000 hours of trauma-focused therapeutic counseling and support groups for children, women and men.
  • More than 100 victims were provided free legal assistance (protective orders, divorce, and child custody).
  • More than 300 victims of sexual assault were provided therapeutic counseling, hotline support, support groups, and other crisis services.
  • We provide lifesaving compassionate services to children.
  • More than 80 education programs training professionals and the community at-large about domestic violence and sexual assault were conducted.
  • Full-time Bilingual advocacy is provided by trained staff and volunteers. All services that are provided in English are also provided in Spanish. All center documents and forms are available in English and Spanish as well.

Eliminate Family Violence and Sexual Assault

Our Mission Since 1983

Founded in 1983, the mission of the Family Crisis Center of Johnson County is to eliminate family violence and sexual assault. We provide shelter and support services to enable survivors to live violence free-lives. Through educational programs, we will encourage active community participation in reforming the conditions and perceptions that perpetuate family violence and sexual assault.

Our vision, leadership, and actions empower survivors to advance their roles, their rights, and their well-being.

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