We've been quiet too long. There should be no shame felt as a survivor. It was someone else who victimized you, which has caused confusion and pain. It's not your fault and you are worth the effort to stand tall and make noise. You don't have to be quiet. Break the silence.
If someone is abusing you or has sexually abused someone you know, get help. You don't need to be alone, because you are not. Find someone to be honest with.
There are many ways to seek help in the DFW. You can find the healing you need. This list in not all of the healing resources in the DFW, but it is a good start.
Please feel free to reach out to me if you need further assistance finding a safe place to heal.
For Sexual Assault Healing Services in the DFW:
Collin County, Turning Point Rape Crisis: 972-985-0951 https://www.theturningpoint.org/
Cooke County, Abigail’s Arms: 940-665-2873 https://abigailsarms.org/
Dallas County, Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center: 972-641-7273 https://www.darcc.org/
Denton County, Friends of the Family: 940-382-7273 https://www.dcfof.org/
Ellis County, Healing Hearts Center: 800-828-7893 https://www.healing-hearts-center.org
Hood County, Mission Granbury: 844-579-6848 https://www.missiongranbury.org/
Hunt County, Crisis Center of NE Texas: 903-454-9999 https://www.ccnetx.org/
Johnson County, Family Crisis Center: 817-641-2332 http://www.familycrisisjc.org/
Parker County, Freedom House: 817-596-8922 https://www.freedomhousepc.org/
Rockwall County, Women In Need: 903-454-4357 https://www.wintexas.org/
Tarrant County, The Women’s Center: 817-972-2737 https://www.womenscentertc.org/
Wise County, Wise Hope: 940-626-4855 https://wisehope.org/services/sexual-assault/
If you live in Texas, you can find a full list of resources @
Texas Association Against Sexual Assault: Crisis Center Locator – https://taasa.org
Christian Based Sexual Abuse Healing Support Groups, in the DFW:
Alive at Last https://aliveatlast.org/
Arise International ARISE! International, Inc - We Support Survivors (ariseintl.org)
Watermark Church- Sexual Abuse Recovery https://www.watermark.org/ministries/courageous-hope/dallas
Learn How to Safeguard Your Church Against Predators:
G.R.A.C.E. Godly Response to Abuse
in the Christian Environment
If you are not certain you want to seek help, please read
this article to get a better understanding of how trauma
affects the brain.
Free Trauma Counseling to Victims of Crime in
N.A.A.S.C.A.-- National Association
of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse
The North Texas Conference of the Methodist Church
Created an extensive list of resources:
The National Association for Christian Recovery
Collin College Created an Extensive List of Resources:
If you are interested in a holistic approach this article may shine some light onto your options. Everyone heals differently. Find what works for you.
Al Anon - (888) 452-2666 http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/
Substance Abuse Resources:
Alcoholics Anonymous - (214)-887-6699 - - http://www.aa.org
National Eating Disorders Association
Food Obsession & Addiction https://foodaddicts.org/
Anorexia Nervosa and Associate Disorders
CPS-Texas: To report: (800) 252-5400 https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/child_protection/
Domestic Violence - Texas Council on Family Violence - (800) 799.SAFE or (800) 525-1978 (in Texas) - https://tcfv.org/
National Eating Disorders Association 800-931-2237
Self Injury (800) DON'T-CUT (366-8288) http://www.selfinjury.com
National Human Trafficking Hotline 888-373-7888
Suicide Prevention Hotline (800) SUICIDE (273-8255) https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
National Teen Line 800-852-8336 https://www.teenline.org/
Teen Drug Abuse Hotline 844-289-0879 https://drughelpline.org/teens/
Texas Youth Helpline 800-989-6884 https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/youth-helpline/youth-crisis-line-resources.asp
Safe House For Men:
Denton County: Bob’s House of Hope
for male sex trafficking victims between the ages of 18-24.