Family Violence Unit

Our Family Violence Unit works with survivors of family violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and child abuse.

What is Family Violence? 

Family Violence is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship. 

These behaviors can be ones that physically harm, cause fear, prevent a partner from doing what they want, or force them to behave in ways they don't want.

What is Human Trafficking? 

Human Trafficking is a violation of human rights in which victims are exploited for either labor or sexual acts for profit.

Sex Trafficking is when an individual uses force, fraud, or coercion to recruit, harbor, transport, provision, obtain, patronize, or solicit someone else for a commercial sex act.

What We Do to Help Break the Cycle

24/7 Crisis Hotline

Comprehensive Case Management

Safety Planning

Danger Assessments

Pro-Se Protective Order Assistance

Court Accompaniment

Crime Victims' Compensation

Hospital Accompaniment

One-on-One Advocacy

Resources and Referrals

Community Resource Closet

Support Group

Outreach and Education

Women's Support Group

We administer a weekly Family Violence Awareness, Safety, and Prevention Support Group for survivors in the Central Texas area. Registration is free of charge. Contact one of our Family Violence Unit Case Managers for more information. 



Help Us Assist Survivors!

Our Family Violence Unit has an Amazon Wishlist! Every item purchased goes directly into the hands of the survivors who need them. 


Click here to view our wishlist!

Contact Our Family Violence Unit

Blanca Ortiz

Family Violence Unit Case Manager


Sofia Padin

Family Violence Unit Case Manager


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Aware Central Texas does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, English proficiency, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, community partners, and clients.