Children's Connections

Crisis Hotline: 800.456.4862
Available 24/7 for crisis pregnancy or sexual assault
survivors (pregnant or parenting a child under 3)

Crime Victims Services

Are you a victim of a crime and pregnant or parenting a child under the age of 3 years? Now in crisis and not sure what to do? We can help!

Even if you have not reported the crime, or the crime occurred years ago, our crime victim assistance service is for you! We work with adult victims who are survivors of stranger and non-stranger sexual assault who are pregnant or parenting a child under 3 years of age. We also work with adult victims of family violence, assault, child abuse, DUI/DWI, hate/bias crimes, human trafficking, physical abuse and/or neglect, robbery, survivors of homicide victims, and other adult victims of crime who are pregnant or parenting a young child. There is never a charge for our services.

Our Crime Victim Assistance program can help you with the following services:

Sexual assault crime Victim in distress
    • Crisis intervention for immediate support
    • Crisis counseling available by phone
    • Peer support services in person and by phone
    • Information and referral to services and resources that assist in your healing process
    • Help with making appointments to connect you with local support and services in your area
    • Referrals to counseling services
    • Help locating qualified pro bono counselors and those funded by Medicaid when needed
    • Learn your rights as a victim of crime, including stranger and non-stranger sexual assault
    • Provide referrals to legal services and seek pro bono attorneys when needed
    • Connections to appropriate referral resources
    • Accompaniment to hospitals, law enforcement offices, prosecutors’ offices and courts
    • Assistance with emergency funds for lodging, transportation, and other victim-related needs
    • Counseling to deal with feelings about pregnancy
    • Support throughout your pregnancy and until your child turns 3 years of age
    • Counseling to deal with feelings about pregnancy
    • Help exploring your options and deciding your next steps, whether it be parenting or adoption
    • Help handling the stress of parenting while you heal from sexual assault or other crimes
    • Follow-up support and help you monitor progress
    • Assistance in accessing Crime Victims Compensation, in person and by phone
    • Assistance in registering with Texas Statewide Automated Victims Notification System (SAVNS), in person and by phone
    • Advocacy on your behalf with others such as schools, employers, health care, law enforcement, landlords, and prosecutors

What additional services do I receive if I’m pregnant or parenting a child under the age of 3 years and an adult victim of stranger or non-stranger sexual assault?

You may contact our crisis hotline 24/7!

Crime Victim Assistance 24 hours a day

If you are in Texas, pregnant or parenting a child under age 3, and are a victim of stranger or non-stranger sexual assault, you will immediately receive these services upon your request:

    • Crisis intervention services
    • Accompaniment for a sexual assault medical forensic exam and/or 
    • Advocacy with third parties on your behalf

To request these immediate crime victims assistance services, call our crisis hotline 800-456-4862 24/7, or stop by our office location during regular business hours.

Crime victims who are pregnant or parenting a child under 3 years can connect with us!

Regardless of where you live in Texas, we have trained staff and volunteers in all regions of Texas and there’s sure to be one near you! We conduct home visits and meet at other locations throughout the state. Just call and one of our Family Specialists will be happy to come visit you in any safe location (your home, a nearby restaurant or store, a library or court house, etc.). If you aren’t in a safe location, we will request law enforcement assistance for you immediately.

Email Us at Info@ChildrensConnections.org
We respond to emails during regular business hours, 9:00-5:00, Monday-Friday, excluding holidays.

We’re available by text at 214-226.8330. Texts are answered during daytime hours, 7 days a week, including holidays.

Call our Crisis Hotline: 800-456-4862. If you’re experiencing a crisis pregnancy, we’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year round! We’re also available if you’re pregnant or parenting a child under 3 and are an adult survivor of sexual assault. For survivors, a Family Specialist or local volunteer can provide immediate crisis intervention services, accompaniment for a sexual assault medical forensic exam, and/or advocacy on your behalf immediately upon request.

You may also reach us at our local numbers:

Abilene                               325.267.1441

Amarillo                              806.352.4733

Austin                                 512.992.9466

Beaumont                           409.365.4206

Bryan                                   979.324.3302

Corpus Christi                     361.944.0071

Dallas                                  214.226.8330

Eagle Pass                           830.513.6633

Edinburg                             956.252.6555

El Paso                                915.309.7551

Fort Worth                          817.343.7310

Gainesville                          940.727.9170

Houston                             713.301.9101

Killeen                                254.368.4637

Laredo                                 956.786.9094

Longview                             903.343.5273

Lubbock                              806.745.7995

Lufkin                                  936.404.7279

Midland                              432.550.0545

Odessa                                432.550.0545

San Angelo                         325.716.3349

San Antonio                        210.452.9773

Texarkana                            903.701.4326

San Marcos                         512.757.7608

Tyler                                    903.343.5273

Victoria                               361.703.8736

Waco                                  254.230.2890

Wichita Falls                       940.613.7303

We're all over Texas, with trained staff and volunteers near you!

If you’re in Lubbock, stop by to visit us at our office during regular business hours, 9:00-5:00, Monday-Friday, excluding holidays, 2514 82nd Street, Suite G, Lubbock, TX where you can talk to us face-to-face. If you’re pregnant or parenting a child under 3 and are an adult victim of stranger or non-stranger sexual assault, you will receive crisis intervention services, accompaniment for sexual assault medical forensic exam, and advocacy on your behalf immediately upon request.

Pregnant crime victim assistance

How can we help your agency, class, company or group?

Children's Connections provides public education on sexual assault related topics and available crime victim assistance. Contact us to arrange a talk, conference call, webinar, workshops or speaking engagement. We’re happy to participate in your health or resource fair or provide articles for your newsletters. We also provide printed educational materials on related topics. click here

crime victim assistance training
  • Possible topics include:

    • General information about sexual assault and services available to victims
    • Working effectively with victims of crime
    • Community responses to sexual assault
    • Dynamics of sexual violence, its causes
    • Consequences of sexual assault and services available for victims
    • Reducing the risk of becoming a victim of sexual violence
    • Decreasing risk factors of first-time perpetration of sexual violence
    • Crime victims’ rights

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