Advocacy Services

You Deserve to Be Safe

The FSS Advocacy Services Team provides 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 the prevention of these crimes.

Crisis Intervention and Advocacy Services are available on a walk-in basis (no appointment necessary) during FSS hours of operation (8 am-8 pm Mon-Thurs, 8 am-4:30 pm on Fri). Crisis Advocacy is also available after-hours at Northwest Texas Hospital, the Bridge, and other designated locations. Advocacy services are offered at no charge.

Services available include:

  • Safe shelter in our Emergency Safe House for victims who are in imminent danger
  • On-Site Kennel at Safe House so pets don’t have to be left behind.
  • Face-to-face crisis intervention
  • 24-hour Advocacy Hotline, 374-5433 (LIFE) or Spanish 1-800-799-7233 (National)
  • Advocacy services, including accompaniment through medical, legal, and judicial systems
  • An accredited crisis volunteer advocate program serving victims who present at Northwest Texas Hospital or The Bridge Children’s Advocacy Center
  • Public education services to increase knowledge of the dynamics of sexual violence and family violence, the causes, and consequences of both, and the related intervention and prevention services that FSS provides.
  • Online Only DV Support Group – Tuesdays at 6:00-7:30 p.m. Call Kathy at 806-342-2513 for more information.
  • Life After Trauma Group – Thursdays at 5:00-6:15 p.m., currently provided remotely through your phone or computer. Call Michell at 806-342-2576 for more information.
  • La Vida Despues Del Trauma – Cada Miércoles de 5:30 – 7 PM, llame al (806)342-2521 o envíe correo electrónico a para más información

Family Violence Support Group

Held every Tuesday at 6 pm
7136 I-40 West Frontage Rd, Park West Building B

Sexual Assault Survivors Group

Held every Thursday at 5:00 pm
7136 I-40 West Frontage Rd, Park West Building B