Johnson County Family Crisis

Johnson County Family Crisis Founded in 1983, the Family Crisis Center's mission 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 commu
"The Family Crisis Center 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 Johnson County Family Crisis Center provides hope and healing to children, women, and men who have been or are currently living in an abusive environment. With approximately two-thirds (2/3) 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.
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Another horrific outcome. Please, if you or someone you know is living in an abusive household, call your local domestic...
05/20/2020
Mother, child killed in murder-suicide identified

Another horrific outcome.
Please, if you or someone you know is living in an abusive household, call your local domestic violence shelter.
The Family Crisis Center in Johnson County has a 24-hour hotline and is here to help. 817-641-2332
Everyone deserves to live free from fear.

Dallas Police say incidents of domestic violence are on the rise and a UT Dallas criminologist says a visible spike coincided with local stay-at-home orders.

Sending prayers to all involved. Johnson County is not immune to domestic violence. The Family Crisis Center is availabl...
05/08/2020
Man commits suicide after Friday gunfight in Sand Flat

Sending prayers to all involved. Johnson County is not immune to domestic violence. The Family Crisis Center is available anytime day or night to assist victims. 817-641-2332

A Friday morning gunfight left one man dead from a self-inflicted wound following what Sheriff Adam King described as a “massive shootout with lots of shots fired.”

Greg Abbott
04/01/2020
Greg Abbott

Greg Abbott

Texas Mental Health Support Line Up And Running To Help With Coronavirus Anxiety.

#COVID19

04/01/2020
04/01/2020
Domestic violence is prevalent in our society...when you add the stressors that are going on now to an already volatile ...
04/01/2020

Domestic violence is prevalent in our society...when you add the stressors that are going on now to an already volatile home, abuse heightens. Unfortunately, children are caught in the crossfire.
Please know the Family Crisis Center is still operating and providing outreach and shelter services for those in our community who need refuge. Safety and security is our top priority for victims.
If you or someone you know is living in a dangerous situation, please call 817-641-2332, 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week.
If you suspect child abuse, call 1-800-252-5400. It’s everyone’s job to protect those who can’t protect themselves.

For those in need.
03/24/2020

For those in need.

Johnson County Supporting Our Seniors
03/23/2020
Johnson County Supporting Our Seniors

Johnson County Supporting Our Seniors

PASS THIS ON TO SENIORS ......ALSO DON'T FORGET WE HAVE SR SHARE AT ECCC ON 3/25 AT 1:30 P.M. curb SIDE PICKUP!
602 OLIVE ST IN CLEBURNE.

03/16/2020

The Family Crisis Center is committed to the safety and well being of those we serve, our staff, volunteers and the community at large. Adherence to CDC recommendations of social distancing during the COVID-19 crisis, while we continue to provide clients with safety services, is paramount.

Beginning today, March 14, 2020 through April 4, 2020, Johnson County Family Crisis Center will cease all face to face services with the exception of emergency shelter. ALL SERVICES THAT ARE NORMALLY OFFERED FACE TO FACE WILL BE OFFERED VIA PHONE AND VIRTUAL ACCESS.

Services will be accessible through our crisis intervention line at 817-558-7171 or 800-848-3206.Counselors, advocates, and caseworkers will be available for scheduled sessions during regular business hours via email, phone and Skype. To schedule an appointment please call the crisis hotline listed above.

Our hotline services will continue to be available 24/7 and as always are answered by a highly trained staff. Please continue to reach out for assistance. We are here to provide all guidance and support that is possible at this time. Your safety is our main priority.

Shelter services at this time will continue uninterrupted. We do ask that shelter clients follow best practices for social spacing as set forth by the CDC.

Acceptance of face to face donations has also ceased for the given time frame. However, the need has not stopped. Please consider purchasing items from our needs list via Amazon to be delivered directly to our facility or support us financially via online donation. With urgency, we ask for your continued support.

Stay well,

Jerri Vaughn,
Executive Director

03/15/2020

Sharing school information for anyone who may need it.

Johnson County ISD's and private Extended Closures

Burleson ISD returns April 5

Cleburne ISD returns March 30

Alvarado ISD returns March 30

Joshua ISD no change - Evaluate March 19

Keene ISD returns March 30

Venus ISD returns March 30

Grandview ISD returns March 30

Godley ISD returns March 30

Cleburne Christian Academy returns March 30

Cleburne Adventist Christian School returns March 30

Rio Vista ISD...During the week beginning March 16th (Spring Break), we will be conducting a thorough cleaning and again, there will be no school on Monday, March 23, 2020. We will remain vigilant and responsible while proceeding with calm intention.

Cleburne Times-Review
03/11/2020
Cleburne Times-Review

Cleburne Times-Review

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein was sentenced Wednesday to 23 years in prison, pleading for mercy as his accusers said his punishment in the landmark #MeToo rape case was long overdue.

50 Barriers to Leaving - Full List
03/03/2020
50 Barriers to Leaving - Full List

50 Barriers to Leaving - Full List

Why did I stay? See 50 reasons people experiencing abuse don't leave the relationship, or 50 barriers to leaving an abusive situation.

02/20/2020
Cleburne Rotary Club

Thank you for having us out to speak on our mission!

Family Crisis Center of Johnson County!

#truth
02/19/2020

#truth

02/11/2020

Have you or anyone you know ever been a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault?

Do you consider keeping adult and child victims safe a priority?

Do you agree that assisting clients with legal options, educational groups, parenting and therapy is critical in overcoming the trauma associated with domestic violence and sexual assault?

Is teaching our children and youth bullying prevention and dating violence prevention time well spent?

If you answered yes to these questions, please consider supporting the Family Crisis Center. The agency is ALWAYS in need of paper products, trash bags, toiletries and monetary donations to continue to provide services for our shelter and outreach clients.

Donations can be dropped off at our location or you can call 817-558-7171 to make a credit card donation over the phone.

We will continue to fight these violent and personal crimes one child and one adult at a time. We want a better future for everyone in our community and safety is a priority!

02/05/2020
SUCH a FUN night!!!! Come out and have a ball while supporting a great cause!!
01/29/2020
Winter Frolic

SUCH a FUN night!!!! Come out and have a ball while supporting a great cause!!

Second Annual Winter Frolic Dinner and Casino Night February 15, 2020 at 6:30p.m. Cleburne Conference Center

Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA)
01/28/2020

Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA)

January 28th has been officially established as Sexual Assault Survivor's Day in Texas, thanks to Rep. Tan Parker and his work on HB 2298.

Our goal is to hold space and recognize survivors every day. But today, we specifically want to honor our most resilient Texans.

We support you.
We believe you.

This is great news!
01/25/2020
KWTX News 10

This is great news!

#UPS is reportedly partnering with Truckers Against Trafficking to train drivers on how to spot signs of human trafficking.

Talk to your kids about sexual abuse. Don’t wait! In the comments is a link to use on how to have these types of convers...
01/21/2020

Talk to your kids about sexual abuse. Don’t wait!

In the comments is a link to use on how to have these types of conversations with your kids!

Dear Parent,

You have taught your child not to talk to strangers. When you put your kids in the car you buckle them up to keep them safe. When they ride their bike, you put a helmet on them to protect them from being injured. If they don’t know how to swim you put a life vest on so they do not drown. You have a smoke detector in your house to alert you if there is a fire. At night, you lock the doors and turn on your security cameras to keep your family safe. In a decade fewer then 350 children have been abducted by a stranger. Less than 2,000 children die every year in car accidents. On average 350 children die from drowning every year. Close to 500 children die every year in fires.

There is one thing many parents don't do to protect their kids. That is protecting your child from being a victim of sexual abuse. 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused by the age of 18. Every year an estimated 300,000 kids are sexually abused in America by adults. That number is estimated at 1 million when you include peer on peer abuse and dating sexual assault. Over 90% of the time they are being abused by someone they know and not the stranger walking past them at the bus stop. Someone you trust with your kids. Which is often family members. If you want to protect your kids from abuse then you must sit down and talk to them about personal body safety. Helping them identify five safe adults they can talk to if someone sexually or physically abuses them. Teaching them the differences of safe and unsafe touch and safe and unsafe secrets. Tell them they will be believed if someone hurts you and this is not your fault. Explain to your child that you do not tell them this to scare them but to keep them safe.

At six-years-old I went to my first overnight. It was there I woke up to my best friend’s uncle who lived with her, sexually abusing me. I was told to keep it a secret. So I did. This man lived in my neighborhood. He would go on to sexually abuse me multiple more times and eventually rape me. I will be 35 next month and still can recall the shirt this man wore, the toys on the floor, the closet doors opened, the look of evil in his eyes, and the threats he told me after raping me. Threats that kept me from telling anyone. Instead I acted out in anger and even put my hand through a window. My abused ended just before I turned 9 because we moved.

Moving got me that much closer to my next abuser. This time at age 11 while spending the night with my grandparents I woke up in the middle of the night to my older teenaged cousin abusing me. This abuse continued until I was thirteen. I kept my secrets locked away in my diary that I turned into a published book called Stolen Innocence. It was in my diary I wrote about the abuse that happened often since he also lived in my neighborhood. My cousin threatened me that nobody would believe me, I would destroy our family, and it would be my fault. I believed the lies he told me so I stayed silent as he continued to lock me behind closed doors abusing me until I was 13. This was sometimes happening at large family gatherings with my parents and relatives in another part of the house. I broke my silence when my 11-year-old sister came to me with the same secret. My cousin was abusing her too.

I share this with you to wake up the parents who have not talked to their kids about personal body safety. You start having this conversation as young as the age of two. There are many children’s books that make this an easy conversation to have and resources on my website at erinslaw.org

I don’t want you to one day have the 17-year-old daughter with an eating disorder, the 19-year-old son with a drug addiction, the 22-year-old selling her body, or the 25-year-old that commits suicide because they spent years being abused and suffered in silence. Don’t be that parent that finds out too late. Have that conversation today. I have opened the door to shed light on the secrets that happened behind closed doors to save children across this world. Lastly I ask you to think twice before allowing your child to go to sleepovers. Is it worth the risk?

Help share my message with other parents. You may just help save a child today.

National Children's Alliance
Scary Mommy
Children's Advocacy Center of North and Northwest Cook County
Today's Parent

01/18/2020
Sex Trafficking Awareness

Many trafficking victims are trafficked my their own family members. The statistics are very sad, but true! The number of victims grows as the demand rises.

A 2018 data set calculated 27% of sex trafficking victims are trafficked by family members, according to Polaris, the nonprofit that runs the National Human Trafficking Hotline. Approximately 32% of victims are sex trafficked by an intimate partner, according to the data.

Creating a path for human and sex trafficking survivors is, “about restoration, trauma-informed care, policy reform, and...
01/17/2020
Rebecca Bender: I was trafficked in plain sight

Creating a path for human and sex trafficking survivors is, “about restoration, trauma-informed care, policy reform, and job opportunities that communities can provide. It’s about advocacy and community support for survivors and our families. It’s all of us coming together, using our influence and our passions to truly make a difference in the lives of those in slavery across the world.”

Together we can build a healthier community!

Sex trafficking survivor Rebecca Bender explains the ways in which being trafficked isn't like that one movie we saw that one time.

The Family Crisis Center offers free counseling for anyone who has been a victim of abuse. 817-558-7171 We are ready to ...
01/16/2020

The Family Crisis Center offers free counseling for anyone who has been a victim of abuse. 817-558-7171 We are ready to help you put the pieces of your life back together.

01/11/2020

Stop by and learn about your local resources!

Sickening...if you see something that doesn’t look right, go with your gut and report. You might be someone’s only shot ...
01/10/2020
NBC DFW

Sickening...if you see something that doesn’t look right, go with your gut and report. You might be someone’s only shot of getting free.

Texas is the second-largest hub for sex trafficking in the country. The city of Dallas is one of the top 10 cities nationwide.

12/31/2019

Wanted to share:

Henderson Street Baptist Church located at 919 E. Henderson Street (corner of Brazos and Henderson) is serving lunch today (and every Monday) from 11-12:30 for anyone who is in need of a meal. Today is fried cabbage, black eye peas and potatoes plus lots of different kind of desserts. Showers are also available. This is a weekly ministry so please come any week and share with your friends. Menu changes weekly. Doors do not open until 10:00 a.m.

Thank you Henderson Street Baptist Church!

Everyone at the agency is so thankful to Zonta of Johnson County for providing the financial means, and Anson with Troop...
12/11/2019
Boy Scout builds indoor tree house at Family Crisis Center

Everyone at the agency is so thankful to Zonta of Johnson County for providing the financial means, and Anson with Troop 183 and his father, Brian, for working to complete the project way above their expectations.

We know our kids will enjoy this for many years to come!

When feeling unsure about their surroundings, it’s important for children to have a place of their own where they feel safe and secure. One local boy scout — Anson Fender,

Client Christmas Party this evening! Santa and Mrs. Claus will be stopping by, too! We are so ready to celebrate with th...
12/10/2019

Client Christmas Party this evening! Santa and Mrs. Claus will be stopping by, too! We are so ready to celebrate with the kiddos and their families. 🎄🎅

Yes!
12/10/2019

Yes!

There aren’t enough words to express how thankful we are to witness the joy and smiles from the laboring of Bikes for An...
12/09/2019

There aren’t enough words to express how thankful we are to witness the joy and smiles from the laboring of Bikes for Angels!!! Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts!!! What a wonderful Christmas it will be! 🎄🎅

12/05/2019

Domestic violence knows no socio-economic, geographical, racial, or other boundaries. Another family has lost their loved one at the hands of her partner...the person who was suppose to love and protect her.

Please keep Jennifer Pautenis family and friends in your thoughts as they navigate these hard days ahead.

Help is available if you or a loved one is in a domestic violence relationship. The Family Crisis Center is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week: 817-641-2332 or 1-800-848-3206.

News Release 12-4-19

Missing woman’s husband arrested

On 12-4-19 Hood County Sheriff’s Office Investigators and Texas Rangers arrested Edward Michael Pautenis (59 yoa) in the 2100 block of Ruth Smith Dr. in Granbury, TX.

Edward Pautenis is charged with Murder (felony 1) and Tampering with Evidence (felony 3) and is in custody at the Hood County Sheriff’s Office Jail, where he is awaiting arraignment.

The charges stem from the investigation into the disappearance of Jennifer Pautenis (29 yoa), who has been missing since 10-20-19.

We are currently working a scene in Hood County where human remains are being recovered and may be the remains of Jennifer Pautenis. The remains will be sent to a forensic lab for identification and processing for DNA to confirm the identity of the remains.

The case is still under investigation by the Hood County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Rangers.

Quote from Sheriff’s Roger Deeds:

“I’m glad to see this case move forward. My investigators have worked non-stop since Jennifer was reported missing and my hope is, we give Jennifer’s family some type of closure on this terrible tragedy.”

Public Information Officer
Lt. Johnny Rose
Hood County Sheriff’s Office

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P O Box 43
Cleburne, TX
76033

General information

Items that we are ALWAYS in need of are: Laundry Soap Liquid Fabric Softener Cleaning supplies (bleach, toilet cleaner, floor cleaner) Glass Cleaner Draw String Kitchen Trash Bag 13 Gallon Bags Liquid Dish Soap Dishwasher Soap Paper Towels Plates, cups, napkins, plastic wear Toilet Paper Feminine Hygiene Products Liquid Body Wash Hair Brushes Gift Cards: Gas cards to help put gas in the clients cars to get to and from work Donations of professional services: Auto repairs Hair dressers General handyman Clothing items we are always in need of: (new or like new condition) Children and teen tennis shoes of all sizes Clothing and shoes in all sizes for women Clothing for little boys and girls of all sizes Junior Clothing

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