The Crisis Center is designated an emergency shelter by the Health and Human Services Commission- one of only 73 in the entire state of Texas. Located in Sherman, Texas, it is the only shelter for victims of family violence and/or sexual assault in an area bounded by Durant,Oklahoma, to the north, Wichita Falls and Denton, Texas, to the west, Piano and McKinney, Texas, to the south, and Greenville and Paris, Texas, to the east (an area of over 3000 square miles.)
We began operation as the Rape Crisis Line of Grayson County on March 1, 1976. Prior to that time a few women in the area researched the problems associated with rape victims in Grayson County and programs operating in other communities. After receiving training, these volunteers recruited others and trained them in giving support to victims of sexual assault. In January 1979, the Rape Crisis Line changed its name to the Women’s Crisis Line of Grayson County and expanded its services to provide emotional support and crisis intervention counseling to victims of family violence.
In March 1982, the WCL received grant funds from the Texas Department of Health to operate victim assistance and public education programs. In 1986, we changed our name to the Crisis Center, purchased a vacated church building and began providing shelter to victims of domestic violence. In 2004, we moved to a 9,000 square foot facility designed to meet the needs of survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse and of our staff. A community room is available for community use without charge.
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