What is Denton County Friends of the Family?
Denton County Friends of the Family is a grassroots organization that was founded in 1980 and began with a staff of two, 32 volunteers, a 900 square foot shelter, and $10,000 in funding. In 35+ years the agency has grown to a staff of 50, hundreds of active volunteers, a 4,400 square foot shelter, and over 1.8 million dollars in funding.
Denton County Friends of the Family is dedicated to providing compassionate, comprehensive services to those impacted by rape, sexual abuse, and domestic violence, while partnering with our community to promote safety, healing, and prevention.
Our Guiding Philosophies:
• All persons have the right to live without fear, abuse, or oppression
• Working together, shelters, affiliated programs, and concerned individuals can change social attitudes about, and the response to, relationship violence and sexual assault
• Abusive individuals must legally and morally be held accountable for their actions
• Belief in the empowerment of all people and promotion of respect for one's self and others.
Our jobs and the work we do are difficult and traumatic in many ways. However, there are days when the rewards know no bounds. This is one of them: