Who We Are

Family Support Services Of Amarillo

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Our Beginnings
The organization now known as Family Support Services of Amarillo was founded in 1908 by a group of Amarillo businessmen who were inspired to start the organization (then called Associated Charities) by the suffering men, women, and children they saw who did not have any other resources for assistance or healing. Today, FSS serves over 25,000 people each year, including victims of sexual assault, family violence, and human trafficking; at risk children, families, and individuals; people in need of individual, group, marital, and family counseling; and veterans, family members of veterans, and surviving spouses.

Our Team
Our team members exemplify all of the qualities that make a non profit agency like ours extraordinary: integrity, expertise, and a commitment to service. Whether providing counseling to someone in who has suffered trauma, providing support to a survivor of domestic violence, assisting a homeless Veteran find housing, or showing children how to live healthier lives, each member of the team is dedicated to helping our clients heal and take action to create sustainable change in themselves and our community.

Our Mission is "to empower individuals and families through comprehensive advocacy, education, and intervention services." Fulfilling our Mission will help us reach our vision of "a community where individuals and families are healthy, stable, and violence free."

Family Support Services Core Values
•Empowerment of families and individuals for success.
•Nurturing environment for staff and clients.
•Service to the community, clients and staff.
•Respect for the dignity and confidentiality of all individuals.
•Sound fiscal management ( Form 990 and Annual Report).

How We Do It
For over a century, we've helped people in crisis, worked to end family violence, and offered healing behavioral health services to those who are suffering. Family Support Services places an emphasis on helping Amarillo and Texas Panhandle residents during times of crisis or family turmoil.

We provide a wide variety of services to meet the diverse needs of the people we serve, regardless of their ability to pay. These services include crisis and emergency housing services for victims of family violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking, individual and family counseling services, prevention services, and a wide variety of services for Veterans, their families, and surviving spouses.

A group of special volunteers, the Luminaries make sure that FSS has everything it needs on a day to day basis. 

FSS is.. 

Family Support Services employs over 60 social workers, educators, therapists, peer specialists, and more, as well as receives support from many volunteers.

Our caring, compassionate staff are focused on helping people live healthy lives and healing people who are hurting. 

We are from a variety of backgrounds and cultures and many of our staff are bilingual. We proudly represent and serve diverse communities in Amarillo and the surrounding area.

We provide more than 15 programs across the spectrum of community health—from crisis services to counseling and veteran services to emergency shelter. 

We help children and adults avoid or break out of cycles they may be caught in, such as bullying, drug use, violent relationships, and more. 

Our services and programs are provided to thousands of area residents in community settings such as schools, homes, and hospitals.

We have a history of developing innovative services to provide the most current, best possible care for the people we serve. 

Every day our staff are empowering individuals and families to pursue health, wellness, and a life free from violence.

Contact FSS

Office phone: 806-342-2500

24-Hour Bilingual Crisis Hotline phone number: 806-374-5433

Toll Free 24-Hour Crisis Hotline phone number:  844-363-3452 

We are located at 1001 S. Polk, Amarillo Texas , 79101

Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Hotline

Individuals needing assistance who are deaf or hearing impaired may contact us with the assistance of Relay Texas. Dial 7-1-1 or 1-800-RELAYTX (1-800-735-2989) for assistance in communicating with our Sexual Assault / Domestic Violence Hotline. The Hotline has an Advocate available 24 hours, 7 days per week.