Grayson Crisis Center

Hope for today, courage for tomorrow

aka Ella Mae Brown Crisis Center   |   Sherman, TX   |  http://www.graysoncrisiscenter.org/

Mission

We are dedicated to providing a safe haven, crisis intervention, and comprehensive support services to victims of family violence and sexual assault.
We are further dedicated to breaking the cycle of family and sexual violence through community education while assisting victims in their transition to a more stable and self-sufficient life.

Ruling year info

1984

Executive Director

Ms. Shelli Shields

Main address

PO Box 2112

Sherman, TX 75091 USA

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EIN

75-1943648

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (P01)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Domestic violence is a type of controlling behavior that is a pervasive life-threatning crime, affecting all people in our community, regardless of race, age, ethnicity, social status, religion or education. In addition to the immediate physical and emotional disturbances, a varying range of mental and physical health ensue. This leads to loss of wages, medical attention/care and increased criminal activities. With this, the staggering rates of deaths due to domestic violence/sexual assault continue to rise-- the facts are disheartening-- one in three women and one in four men report being sexually abused/assaulted and nearly 1/3 of American women report being sexually assaulted by a significant other at some point in their lives.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Sexual Assault Response Team

SART responds to hotline calls received and is comprised of community partners including medical personnel and hospitals, law enforcement, the Child Advocacy Center, nurses, advocates, CPS/APS, and victims, their families, and supporters. Along with services provided to the survivor, the SART program also caters to secondary victims such as parents and partners. This support is essential to ensure that survivors focus on themselves while the secondary victims have access services for their own needs.

Population(s) Served

The Volunteer program enhances the services offered by the Crisis Center. This service is an integral part of developing community wide support and engagement for survivors. Direct service volunteers provide one-on-one work to survivors seeking shelter and other services at the Crisis Center. These areas of service include, but are not limited to; educational programming, shelter advocacy, the crisis hotline, and the children's program.

Population(s) Served

School breaks such as summer vacation can place victims at a higher risk of being abused. Our Children's Summer Program seeks to mitigate these risks by offering Survivor's children ages 6-15 a safe and structured learning environment for their children to participate. This program tuns Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m to 4:00 p.m.

Population(s) Served

The EMERGE program allows students to discover links between violence and culture. Students learn to interrupt harmful behaviors and shift norms in their community to promote empathy, connection, respect, and positive relationships. The goal of the EMERGE program is to work with our communities to change attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors that support violence. We explore ideas which can contribute to a violent culture such as how the media influences the youth, impact of stereotypes and more. We also educate on topics which help build and sustain a healthy community such as emotion management, empathy skills, bystander intervention and more.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of new advocates recruited

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

It is our belief that every family deserves to live in a world free from violence. In working to change the climate in the community from tolerance to intolerance of sexual assault and domestic violence. In doing so, the Crisis Center aims to eliminate

In doing so, the Grayson Crisis Center offers emergency shelter, crisis intervention, counseling and support services to women and children who are survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. We also facilitate public education about the devastating consequences of domestic violence and sexual assault as well as other resources such as-- providing anger management classes, batterer intervention services, facilitating primary prevention programs to children in local schools, clubs, churches, etc.; and finally, offering non-residential services to survivors living in our community including support groups, safety planning and the proper referrals.

To meet our goals and to fulfill the needs of the communities we serve, the GCC provides staffing that allows 24/7 walk-in survivors to receive advocacy and crisis intervention and additionally staffs a 24/7 emergency hotline that is always answered directly by an advocate; and a sexual assault response team to respond to victims as needed in emergency situations.

The Volunteer Program has greatly influenced the capacity of the work done by the Grayson Crisis Center. In providing services to 850 victims and children each year we have seen more assistance in educating the public

Financials

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Operations

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Grayson Crisis Center

Board of directors
as of 8/3/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Scott Caldwell

Cable One Advertising


Board co-chair

Ms. Debbie Sartin

Jane White

Community Volunteer

Scott Caldwell

Cable One Advertising

Brittany Melton

Landmark Bank

Asa Jesse

Edward Jones

Debbie Sartin

Mortgage Banker

Bea Means

David Means Allstate

Matt Brown

Legend Bank

Brandon Shelby

Alton Blakely

Mt. Olive Baptist Church

Debbie Hundall-Quinlan

Virginia Cook

Ashton Ghaemi

Sherman Economic Development Corporation

Laura Dapkus

Sheep Boutique

Cindy McCullough

McCullough & Pierson Insurance

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes