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Family Violence Prevention Services (FVPS) / Battered Women and Children's Shelter (BWCS) information provided by: the Alamo Area Council of Governments

Family Violence Prevention Services, Inc. (FVPS) has been helping victims of domestic violence in San Antonio since 1977. FVPS began as an emergency shelter for women and children & now offers a complete array of shelter, transitional housing, counseling, children’s, & legal services to help individuals & families recover from the pain & long-term effects of domestic violence. 24-hour, 365 day, hotline to provide immediate assistance to victims of family violence. Crisis calls include an assessment of critical needs, crisis intervention, education, information and referrals. * Comprehensive Case Management. * Children’s Program: BWCS Children’s Program offers an array of activities,including recreational & social activities, counseling & discussions about family violence. * Individual Counseling: Adults & children are provided with individual counseling by professionals with extensive training in family violence services. * Emergency Food & Clothing. * Legal Advocacy & Referral: legal advocacy onsite; staff attorneys provide legal services at the shelter related to divorce, custody, & other family law matters at no cost to the client. * Primary Medical & Dental Care: Residents & their children are provided with primary medical & dental care through a full service clinic located on BWCS premises.

Alias:
Battered Women’s Shelter, BWS

Hours:
Always available

Area(s) Served:
Bexar

Fees:
No fees

Application Process:
In person at time of entry

Eligibility Requirements:
Victims of family violence

Acronym:
FVPS, BWCS

Record last updated: Jul 1 2016 9:26AM
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Chery
4/3/2015 7:05:55 PM

Opened doors to resources I never knew were available, making it possible for me to start a whole new life.
Linda Ramos
8/11/2015 8:06:41 AM

My daughter is lost and needs help asap before she ends up going back to the perpetrator. I was a victum of family violence and stayed in the shelter now i have a child that is going thru the same thing and i have no room for her to stay and dont want that young man stalking her at my house. Please please help! SAPD has done nothing to help put him away. Contact me at lcramos0728@gmail.com. Or call me 210-797-2857
 
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