The Family Crisis Center of East Texas is always striving to engage the community through education about interpersonal and domestic violence and sexual assault. For the month of January they are focusing on one of the many causes of these social issues, human trafficking. We have come a long way in identifying the signs, and prevention, but there is much more to be done.

Show your support by joining the Family Crisis Center on the steps of the Angelina County Courthouse for an informative gathering. The focus of this event is providing information about Human Trafficking. The gathering is on Thursday, January 14th, 2021 at 8:30am on the courthouse steps.

CDC guidelines will be in effect, masks are required, and social distancing protocols will be followed. For more information on the event, contact Maria Villarreal at 936-639-1681 or via email at

The month of January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness month. Human trafficking is a crime where people are forced and/or coercion is used to make a person perform services or commercial sex. It affects everyone, and this event is a visual way to bring awareness to the issue.

This is a great addition to all the great work they do at the Family Crisis Center of East Texas. Expanding on their confidential services for women, children, and men who experience or witness sexual violence.

They offer all of these services at no charge to their clients. If you know someone that could use their services right now they have a hotline and text line answered 24/7 by trained staff. 1-800-828-SAFE (7233) or text 936-552-9256.

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