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Family Support Services Of Amarillo

Counseling Services | Family Support Services Of Amarillo

Family Support Services traces its roots back more than a century:

1908- a group of businessmen met in the old Amarillo City Hall to form the city’s first charity, which was called the Associated Charities. It was later called the United Charities and later, the Social Welfare Association.

1949- Travelers Aid Society and Social Welfare merged to form Family Service of Amarillo.

Family Service of Amarillo circa 1949, located at 611 E. 5th Street (site of current Amarillo Civic Center)

1975- The High Plains Women’s Political Caucus established Amarillo Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Service to assist rape survivors and their families.

1978- the Domestic Violence Council was formed.

1979- the Junior League conducted a needs assessment that began the initial planning for the Domestic Violence Shelter.

1983- the Domestic Violence Council merged with Rape Crisis to establish the Rape Crisis/Domestic Violence Center.

1993- Rape Crisis/Domestic Violence merged with Family Guidance Center to form Family Support Services.

2014- Veteran Resource Center opened in old Center City Childcare location.

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.