Family Abuse Center receives grant to start rural transportation - KXXV-TV News Channel 25 - Central Texas News and Weather for Waco, Temple, Killeen |

Family Abuse Center receives grant to start rural transportation program

(Source: Pixabay) (Source: Pixabay)
WACO, TX (KXXV) -

The Waco Family Abuse Center received funding from the Texas Bar Foundation to start a pilot transportation program in rural counties on Nov. 16. 

The grant will provide funds for transportation of clients, driven by trained volunteers, from their rural location to the safety of shelter in Waco. This program will open doors for survivors of domestic violence by giving them a resource after normal business hours. The funding will also cover the cost of a meal or needed items during the drive, the Family Abuse Center said. 

The Family Abuse Center's mission is to eliminate domestic violence in Central Texas by sheltering victims and preventing abuse through intervention and education.

The program will run for 12 months, starting in Oct. 2017, and will be overseen by the Director of Outreach and Legal Advocacy. 

Since 1965, the Texas Bar Foundation, the nation's largest charitably-funded bar foundation, awarded more than $18 million in grants to law-related programs.

If you are interested in volunteering with the Family Abuse Center in Waco, contact 254-772-8999 or email info@familyabusecenter.org.

Copyright 2017 KXXV. All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Trump backs off siding with Russia over US intelligence

    Trump backs off siding with Russia over US intelligence

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 12:31 AM EDT2018-07-18 04:31:41 GMT
    Wednesday, July 18 2018 6:47 AM EDT2018-07-18 10:47:09 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media as he meets with members of Congress in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Washington. Trump says he meant the opposite when he said in Helsink...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media as he meets with members of Congress in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Washington. Trump says he meant the opposite when he said in Helsink...

    Rebuked as never before by his own party, including a stern pushback from usually reserved Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the U.S. president sought to end 27 hours of recrimination by delivering a rare admission of error.

    More >>

    Rebuked as never before by his own party, including a stern pushback from usually reserved Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the U.S. president sought to end 27 hours of recrimination by delivering a rare admission of error.

    More >>
  • Trial continues for accused Mexican drug cartel leader

    Trial continues for accused Mexican drug cartel leader

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 6:35 AM EDT2018-07-18 10:35:57 GMT
    The United States Court Western District of Texas in Waco. (Source: KXXV)The United States Court Western District of Texas in Waco. (Source: KXXV)

    On the second day of the trial for a man who authorities say is a former leader of a Mexican drug cartel, the prosecution and the defense took turns interviewing the first witness.

    More >>

    On the second day of the trial for a man who authorities say is a former leader of a Mexican drug cartel, the prosecution and the defense took turns interviewing the first witness.

    More >>
  • Bear attacks elderly NH woman after breaking into house to look for food

    Bear attacks elderly NH woman after breaking into house to look for food

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 4:35 AM EDT2018-07-18 08:35:40 GMT
    Wednesday, July 18 2018 4:35 AM EDT2018-07-18 08:35:40 GMT
    Apryl Rogers, 71, suffered facial injuries as well as several fractures to her neck and head. (Source: Family photos/Grafton County Police/WBZ/CNN)Apryl Rogers, 71, suffered facial injuries as well as several fractures to her neck and head. (Source: Family photos/Grafton County Police/WBZ/CNN)

    As they try to track and trap the bear, wildlife officials say an attack like this one is highly unusual.

    More >>

    As they try to track and trap the bear, wildlife officials say an attack like this one is highly unusual.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly