Dancing with West Texas Stars 2018

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The fourth annual Dancing with West Texas Stars was the most successful yet! Thanks to all of those in attendance and the hard work of our ten West Texas Stars, our largest fundraiser of the year netted $245,000 to fund the mission of Crisis Center of West Texas! These funds will cover two months of expenses for our agency, kicking …

Crisis Center of West Texas unveils new name, logo

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ODESSA -The Odessa Rape Crisis Center, known as The Crisis Center, has been providing services in the community since 1981. Executive Director Karen Hildebrand announced the official, board-approved changing of its name to the Crisis Center of West Texas (CCWTX) on Friday. The agency continues to grow and expand its reach in domestic and sexual violence prevention programs and services it …

Wonder Girls Camp set to start July 31

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The Crisis Center will host its inaugural Wonder Girls Camp this Summer from July 31 through August 4 with its location tentatively set at the UTPB campus. This will be a camp for building teamwork, confidence and pride in being a girl. This unique experience will include activities in  STEM, health, nutrition, empowerment and building confidence for tackling situations in …

Crisis Center Goes Big For #SAAM

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April was a busy month for the Crisis Center and its community services team as it vamped up its efforts on sexual assault-related prevention for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. On April 19, UTPB brought in the professionals from Girls Fight Back, an organization with a mission to give practical and empowering options for young women to learn violence prevention and …

Lilah Smith Safe House Opens in Fort Stockton

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ODESSA, 3/27/2017 – The Crisis Center expanded its reach even more in the town of Fort Stockton by opening the Lilah Smith Safe House on Monday. The four-bedroom facility can house as many as eight people and will be open 24 hours, seven days a week for victims of domestic and sexual violence. The Lilah Smith Safe House is meant …

Dancing With West Texas Stars raises over $191,000

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ODESSA, 2/13/2017 – The Crisis Center’s third-annual Dancing With West Texas Stars did not disappoint in flash, extravagance or substance as it entertained audience members from the Permian Basin for a worthy cause. Local celebrities and community leaders joined forces with professional dancers to raise over $191,000 for the Crisis Center, which it will use for general operations in its …

H-E-B to present $50,000 check to Crisis Center Monday

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ODESSA, 1/20/2017 – The Crisis Center will be awarded a check for $50,000 by H-E-B at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, January 23 at the H-E-B Grocery Store located on 3801 E 42nd Street. H-E-B’s Tournament of Champions Charitable Trust will go directly towards The Crisis Center’s new shelter, which will break ground in 2018. The donation will be used to …

Dowling Elementary students help Angel House Shelter residents by donating high tech gifts

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Fifth grade students from Dowling Elementary went above and beyond on Tuesday as Junior Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) raised and donated over $500 to the Crisis Center. These JR VIPS Jaylen Bars, Reyna Cespedez, Mariah Loya, Amaris Sanchez, Makayla Tapia and Daniel Tarrango purchased cookies from Ector County Food & Nutrition to sell for the purpose of donating to …

Local students to donate electronics to Crisis Center today

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ODESSA, 12/13/2016 – Seven students representing Dowling Elementary will donate electronic tablets at 4:30 p.m. today at the Crisis Center to cap off their fundraising efforts. The Crisis Center will allow victims staying at its Louise Wood Angel House Shelter to use the tablets for entertainment purposes, which is a welcome escape for people who often leave with just the clothes …

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Kickoff set for Oct. 11

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The Crisis Center and Safe Place of the Permian Basin will join forces to host the Domestic Violence Awareness Month Kickoff at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 11 at 300 North Grant Ave. outside of the Ector County Courthouse. Guest speakers will include Ector County Attorney Dusty Gallivan, Ector County District Attorney Bobby Bland and Jon Nielson, the father of …

Mugs & Grub 2016

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The Crisis Center has partnered with Standard Sales, Republic National Distributing, Curbside Bistro, The Lighter Side, Rolling Rooster and Zippity Doo Dogs to bring Odessa Mugs & Grub. This inaugural craft beer and food pairing event.