Proposed Budget Cuts may affect Family Violence Centers

Over 70,000 Texans received help in 2016 from family violence centers, and if proposed budget cuts take place, many more people may not get the help they need.

Ginny Stafford, CEO of Mid-Coast Family Services, spoke at this mornings Victoria Economic Development’s Partnership Meeting, about the Purple Postcard Campaign.

The Purple Postcard Campaign is designed to let legislators in Austin know that you support full funding for all family violence services in Texas.

Stafford says that proposed budgets cuts to family violence programs during the next legislative year will put even more of an added burden to an already struggling agency.

Stafford said Mid-coast Family Services in Victoria is already over capacity, and if these proposed cuts were to go through, services would be reduced severely.

Stafford says that sending the purple postcards will let legislators know that funding is important, and could even be life saving.

” Your voice matters..that our legislator wants to hear from you. They want to know what our community is thinking, so your support means a whole lot to us and to the many many victims and children that we serve,” said Stafford.

If approved, the budget cuts would take place beginning in September.

Click here to fill out a Purple Postcard.