Have you experience domestic or sexual violence?
The following definitions are sourced from the National Network to End Domestic Violence. If you have experienced any of these forms of abuse at any point in your life, you may be eligible for our free services. Please call our hotline today at 1-866-627-4747 to learn more.
Sexual abuse may include: physically forcing sex, making you feel fearful about saying no to sex, forcing sex with other partners, forcing you to participate in demeaning or degrading sexual acts, violence or name calling during sex, and denying contraception or protection from sexually transmitted diseases.
Emotional abuse may include: constant put downs or criticisms, name calling, “crazy making”, acting superior, minimizing the abuse or blaming you for their behavior, threatening and making you feel fearful, isolating you from family and friends, excessive jealously, accusing you of having affairs, and watching where you go and who you talk to.
Louise Wood Angel House
Crisis Center of West Texas' emergency shelter, Louise Wood Angel House, opened in Odessa, Texas in April of 2019. Through the shelter, Crisis Center of West Texas aims to create an environment conducive to healing as survivors rebuild lives free from violence.
The 16,000 square foot facility offers 61 beds for adult survivors and their minor children. The facility includes a community kitchen, playground, classrooms, playrooms, dining area, laundry rooms, a fitness center, and four rooms with attached kennels for dogs.