NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Stephen F. Austin State University and the Family Crisis Center of East Texas will host a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newest outreach office, located on the university's campus, at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9.

The outreach office will provide an array of confidential services and support for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, including personal advocacy, safety planning, legal advocacy, sexual assault advocacy, counseling, child advocacy and self-sufficiency advocacy. 

Located inside SFA's University Health Services Clinic, the outreach office will operate from 8 a.m. to noon Monday, Wednesday and Friday and from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Victims seeking help also can call the office at (936) 468-SAFE (7233).

The Family Crisis Center of East Texas continues to advance its mission of enhancing the safety of women, children and men by providing crisis intervention and advocacy services through education and community awareness, which will hopefully reduce and prevent the occurrence of family violence and sexual assault. The agency offers numerous services, providing more than 1,100 residential and non-residential clients with more than 102,000 essential services last year alone.

The partnership with the Family Crisis Center will not only provide services to SFA students and faculty and staff members but also will expand on-campus education and prevention programs related to sexual assault and relationship violence.

For additional information or to learn how you can assist the agency, contact Heather Kartye, executive director for the Family Crisis Center of East Texas, at (936) 639-1681 or