The Family Shelter’s Mission for Shelter is a community mission project, and every contribution makes a difference. Since 2015 the Family Shelter’s bed days have increased 61%, which means that the amount of time families have spent in the shelter has increased 61%, unfortunately our state and federal funding have not increased.  Every mission project has a goal and ours is to help victims of domestic violence  find peace, security, and move forward. Join us in our mission for shelter so that when our neighbors need help you know that we will be there to care for them.

To contribute to the campaign visit our donation page here.

After receiving a grant from the James B. & Lois R. Archer Charitable Foundation for beds and mattresses, volunteers from GAFB had the task of putting together the twin-sized bunk beds for the emergency shelter.   Thank you Nickie for coordinating your helpers!










May 18, 2017
“Sexual Violence: Comprehensive Methods of Investigations & Services”

Location: Trinity Lutheran Church, 3536 Lutheran Way, San Angelo
RSVP: [email protected]

CEUs, TCOLE credits

June 29, 2017

LGBT Issues, Men’s Health & Suicide Awareness

August 14, 2017

Domestic Violence training for Hairdressers, Salons & Barber Shops







There’s a correlation between pet abuse and domestic violence–dogs, cats, livestock & other domesticated animals. Relevant statistics on domestic violence and animal abuse include:

  • 52 % of victims in domestic violence shelters leave their pets with their batterers
  • Up to 65 % of domestic violence victims are unable to escape their abusers because they are concerned about what will happen to their pets when they leave
  • 71% of pet-owning women entering women’s shelters reported that their batterer had injured, maimed, killed or threatened family pets for revenge or to psychologically control victims
  • A Texas study found that batterers who also abuse pets are more dangerous and use more violence and controlling behaviors than those who do not harm animals!


There’s indicators that if he/she is abusing the cat or dog, there’s a strong link to child abuse & assault!



  • To demonstrate power and control over the family
  • To isolate the victim and children
  • To enforce submission
  • To perpetuate an environment of fear
  • To prevent the victim from leaving or coerce her to return
  • To punish for leaving or showing independence


What Victims Can Do?

  • Tell Law Enforcement
  • Add Pet(s) to the Protective Order (now allowed in Texas!)
  • Include pets in the Safety Plan



  • Foster a pet when the victim goes to the domestic violence shelter
  • Incorporate in school programs education about this issue–particularly those that might reach children at risk of family violence
  • Support the Family Shelter with your gifts or Donate to who helps with boarding grants!


Jeri Slone Wins Award!

Jeri Slone awarded 2016 Spirit of Caring AwardJeri Slone, ICD Executive Director, was presented with the Spirit of Caring Award at the annual 2016 Awards Presentation by United Way of the Concho Valley. The presentation was on March 29, 2017 at the McNease Convention Center as part of the “Heroes Among Us” ceremony.