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 GENERAL CRIME VICTIM INFORMATION
 
 
 
TEXAS VINE
 
VICTIM INFORMATION and NOTIFICATION EVERYDAY
 
 For victims of crime
There is strength in numbers
 
1-877-TX4-VINE
Toll Free 1-877-894-8463
 
What is Texas Vine?
  • Provides basic information on jailed offenders
  • Free service for crime victims and other concerned citizens
  • Notifies registered users of changes in offender jail status
  • Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in English or Spanish
     
Make TEXAS VINE part of your safety plan.  The offender will not know you are registered with TEXAS VINE.  However, do not depend only on TEXAS VINE, or any single program, for your protection.
 
 
FAMILY VIOLENCE 

RESOURCE AND CRISIS CENTER OF GALVESTON COUNTY
 
 
Administrative Office
409-763-1441
Hotline 1-888-919-SAFE
All calls are strictly confidential.
If you would like to volunteer, call the
Volunteer Coordinator at 409-763-1441
 
NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE
1-800-799-SAFE
TDD for the Hearing Impaired 1-800-787-3224
 
 
 CARMEN CRABTREE, Director
5710 Avenue S 1/2
Galveston TX 77551
409-741-6000
Child Abuse - Report it .. It's the Law
Monday - Friday, nights, weekends, and holidays - 1-800-252-5400
 
SANDRA HAIRE, Director
123 Rosenberg, Suite 500
Galveston TX 77550
409-766-5950
 
OTHER SURVIVORS OF HOMICIDE VICTIMS
 HOUSTON CHAPTER
DOTTI WALKER, President
Meetings are held at St. Pauls United Methodist
Church -- Youth Building on the second Tuesday
of each month 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
713-726-1944

CHILDREN'S CENTER
TERRY KEEL, Director 
2902 Broadway 
Galveston TX 77550
409-765-5212
 
 
MISSING PERSONS -- CHILDREN AND ADULTS 
 
Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal
 Investigation Service   1-800-346-3243
 
 
THE TEXAS CENTER FOR THE MISSING
 Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 420148
Houston, TX 77242-0148
 
Physical Address:
3311 Richmond, Suite 315
Houston, TX 77098-3018 
Direct: 713-599-0235
Fax: 713-522-7386 
 
Child Watch of North America is a missing children
organization based in Orlando, Florida.
 
 
 
     BACODA's mission is to help individuals, families and communities stop alcohol/drug abuse and addiction.  We accomplish this through community involvement, education, outreach, prevention, intervention, screening and referral.  Help is just a phone call away. 
 
      The Healing Field® program started out as a way to commemorate the lives of those lost to us on September 11, 2001. Since the first Healing Field display in 2002, hundreds of communities across America have hosted a Healing Field or Fields of Honor to raise money and awareness for a growing array of causes.
 
      These special displays of fields of American flags have helped to honor the sacrifice of our service men and women, raise awareness for the tragedy of child abuse or domestic violence, honor veterans past and present, raise awareness for heart disease and cancer and more.
 
      From Patriot Day to Veterans' Day to declaring your own day to honor those currently serving in the armed forces, Healing Fields and Fields of Honor are making a difference all across this land. More uses and applications for a flag field event are being adopted each year.
 
      November 9-14, 2009 BACODA will draw awareness to the fatal results of drunk driving with a Healing Field® event. More information on the event will be posted soon. Contact Tonya Mathis at tonya.mathis@bacoda.com or at 281-212-2900 for additional information.
 
      BACODA's Healing Field® 2007 is featured on MyFox Houston. Click here to learn more about the event and its tremendous impact.
 
      The Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol has been serving the Bay Area since 1974. A group of concerned citizens met and established an agency that continues today to address an issue that impacts the entire community. The most recent United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast’s survey found our communities most concerned about drug problems.
 
      BACODA remains firm in its belief that chemically dependent individuals and their families can and do recover. BACODA offers a wide range of services to aid in the recovery process. Services are offered in a confidential setting. Low cost professional help is available close at home with BACODA’s trained staff and volunteers.
 
      We want to thank everyone who helped to make BACODA's 2007 Healing Field Memorial a huge success.  Please go to BACODA's website for more information on the 2009 Healing Field to be held at Walter Hall Park in League City on November 9 - 14, 2009,and how you can get involved this year.  We need everyone's help to stop these senseless preventable deaths on our Texas roads. 
 
Benita Fernandez, Information Specialist
BACODA - Bay Area Council on Drugs & Alcohol, Inc.
1300A Bay Area Blvd Suite 102  Houston TX   77058
Main Office:  281-212-2900    Fax:  281-212-2901      Toll Free: 1-800-510-3111

 

VICTIMS OF DRUNK DRIVERS 
MOTHERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVERS (MADD)
John McName, Director
719 Sawdust Road,15355 Vantage Parkway West, Suite 220 
Houston, TX 77032
(281) 590-2222 or 1-800-261-6233
National Web Site: www.madd.org/
 
 
CONSUMER FRAUD INFORMATION
 
Consumer Information Online
 
COUNCIL OF BETTER BUSINESS BUREAUS
Scam alerts and consumer tips online
 
NATIONAL FRAUD INFORMATION CENTER
Sponsored by the National Consumers League
Toll-free Consumer Assistance 1-800-876-7060
 
Securities and investment scam alerts
 
CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION
Information on product safety and recalls
Securities and investment scam alerts
 
 
TEXAS PRISONS AND PAROLE
 
ATTENTION: VICTIM SERVICES
P O Box 13401, Capitol Station, Austin  TX 78711
1-800-848-4284

 
GENERAL SOCIAL SERVICES
 
GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS
DEBORAH PERRYMAN, Director
409-938-0070 or 1-800-545-8738
 
Executive Director-Dr. Julie Purser 
2200 Market Street, Ste. 600
Galveston TX 77550
409-762-8636 
 
2622 Market Street
Galveston TX   77550
409-762-2233 - Fax #409-621-2531
Toll Free #877-621-2455
e-mail:  jessetree@aol.com
 
BO'S PLACE
FORMERLY KNOWN AS GRIEF CENTERS OF TEXAS
MARY BETH STAINE, Director
 
 Bo's place is a bereavement center offering grief support services to children, ages 3 to 18, and their families who have experienced the death of a child or an adult in their immediate family, as well as programs for grieving adults.  Bo's Place is founded on the belief that grieving children sharing their experiences with each other greatly helps in their grief journey.
Call for LOCATION OF LOCAL SUPPORT GROUPS IN YOUR AREA at 713-942-8339
 
HELPFUL LEGAL INFORMATION