Announcement

Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.” – Samuel Smiles, Scottish Reformer

After the fire:

Although we are still recovering from the fire that destroyed our building, thanks to the outstanding people and businesses who have supported us, most of our FSS family will be back under one roof at Park West Complex, 7136 West Interstate 40 Suite B, Amarillo TX as of March 16th, 2020. This space has been graciously provided by Amarillo ISD for six months until we know our long-term plans, with the opportunity to negotiate to stay here if needed. Our Veterans Resource Center will be located on the second floor of the Guyon SaundersResource Center at 200 S Tyler in Downtown Amarillo.

The staff of FSS, including myself, are full of gratefulness and hope: gratefulness to the people of our community for the donations and emotional support they have provided, and hope for the future.

From what I have seen, hope is not always a common reaction to disasters like ours. I began wondering why our staff, volunteers and supporters have been so hopeful, and what I have come up with is this: to build and maintain hope, we need three things; a sense of control, a belief in the value of something, and a community.

Our sense of control means that we feel as though we are in control of our own life, that we can affect our fate. Through communication and our agency values, our work family knows and believes that we are in control of our future, and we all look forward to being back on our feet and better than ever.

Our belief in values means we find something important enough to work towards, something better, that’s worth striving for. This would be the work we do every day: serving survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, and sexual assault, helping veterans in need, providing counseling to people who are suffering, and working with area youth and adults to break the cycles of physical abuse, substance abuse, teen pregnancy, and so much more.

And community means we are part of a group that values the same things we do and are working towards achieving those things. Our community is not just us, it is YOU. You all have shown such overwhelming support for our staff and the work we do. Without the emotional support and financial support that you have shown and continue to show, we would be lost. We will never be able to properly thank you, but know that through your actions, generations of Amarillo and Texas Panhandle residents will live happier & healthier lives.

We will keep you updated on our progress as recovery efforts continue. Please follow us on Facebook to get the most up-to-date information.

Admiral William McRaven once said that “If you want to change the world, find someone to help you paddle.”

Thank you for helping us paddle.

Jim Womack,
CEO, Family Support Services of Amarillo

If you would like to donate towards helping us recover, you can do so at our donation page; you can also donate in person at your local Happy State Bank, Amarillo National Bank, or Bank of America locations.

We want to thank everyone who has offered their support in these difficult circumstances and are humbled to be on the receiving end of so much love and generosity. We would not be where we are without you at our side.

For more information please contact our office at
806-342-2500

For our Crisis Hotline call
806-374-5433

For Behavioral Health (counseling) call
806-231-5549 or email: bhughes@fss-ama.org

For Information and Donations call
806-236-3011 or email: jcampbell@fss-ama.org

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We want to help you and your family live without violence or fear.

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Money and in-kind gifts ensure that our programs and services are available for everyone who needs them.

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How We Can Help

Crisis Services

We provide assistance to victims of sexual assault, family violence and human trafficking in Amarillo, Texas and surrounding areas of the Texas Panhandle.Our programs are designed to provide safety as well as advocacy for victims, along with education on how to recognize signs of someone being a victim.

Emergency Safe House

Secure location for adults and their children who are survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, and sexual assault. Our Safe House provides food, toiletries, and other essentials. Advocates provide help with attaining goals and referrals.

Behavioral Health & Wellness

We can help those with depression, stress management, grief recovery, divorce recovery, eating disorders, anxiety & phobias, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, self-esteem, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress, & more.

Veterans Resource Center

We provide veterans, family members and surviving spouses with the opportunity to make connections with peers, get help finding housing and employment, benefits, and other effects of service.

Education & Prevention

We provide educational programs, presentations and specialized training focusing on dating violence prevention, bullying, child abuse prevention, teen suicide prevention, parenting education and support, substance abuse prevention, teen pregnancy prevention, teen mentors, and more.

Counseling Services

When people experience trauma or severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. We are passionate about bringing healing to people who have been through traumatic or stressful experiences. 

Support Our Cause

Give the gift of safety today to help provide safety to victims in need.

Find Out How You Can Help

Our Volunteer Services aim to support the mission of FSS through community involvement, and continued education and increased awareness of domestic violence

News & Events

Freedom in the 806, Feb. 11, 2020

Freedom in the 806, Feb. 11, 2020

RESCHEDULED MEETING: FREEDOM IN THE 806 – Coalition Against Trafficking February 11, 2020  11:30AM – 1PM Wesley Community Center, 1502 S. Cleveland Guest Speaker: Jamie Wheeler from Open Door Check event Details

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Mardi Gras Party 2020

Mardi Gras Party 2020

Save The Date! Saturday, February 15, 2020, in the Amarillo Civic Center Heritage Ballroom, 7PM – 11PM. Check event details

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Cover Story: Mission of Mercy

Cover Story: Mission of Mercy

CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY By Jonathan Baker Family Support Services’ work to heal the hurting If you live in the Texas Panhandle, there’s a good chance that you or someone you know has been helped in one way or another by the staff of Family Support Services. The...

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Calendar

Mar
30
Mon
Teen Trauma Group
Mar 30 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
BIPP Class
Mar 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Domestic Violence Early Intervention Program Group (REFERRAL)
Mar 30 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

THIS IS A REFERRAL ONLY GROUP
Call 342-2526 for more information

Mar
31
Tue
WAV Class
Mar 31 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Domestic Violence Support Group
Mar 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
BIPP Class
Mar 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Apr
1
Wed
BIPP Class
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
BIPP Class (CPS Class)
Apr 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Spanish Trauma Support Group (en Espanol)
Apr 1 @ 5:30 pm
BIPP Class
Apr 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

All in the Family

“‘I’ve been in my fair share of veterans organizations but I will say that the Veterans Resource Center has been the most help. Amazing staff that helped me get back on my feet.” – Sean R.

” The staff was very compassionate; they saved my life and my kid’s lives when we escaped from my abuser.” – Laurie T.

” Trauma-informed yoga was amazing! Definitely recommend  ” – Kim B.

“This is actually a very good place for those who need therapy.  They work with you on your income and get you with the best person possible.” – Stetson P. 

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