It can be challenging for anyone to talk about the abuse that they have experienced, especially men and boys. We know that sexual and family violence may affect anyone. Although, men and boys do not report abuse at the same rate as women do. There are many stigmas, fears and societal pressures that men and boys experience that make talking about and reporting abuse difficult. It is important for all men and boys to know that help is available.
There is one thing we want you to know: we believe you. 1 in 10 men have experienced rape, physical violence and/or stalking but often feel ashamed or are not believed when they do report the abuse. Many often feel that they are not “real” men if they seek help. Do not remain silent. There are many resources available specifically for men and boys to help them heal.
Abuse happens to both women and men but no matter what the circumstance is, it is never acceptable If you or a man you know has experienced sexual violence, today or years ago, or is in an abusive relationship, encourage them to seek help. Learn more: Myths Around Men Experiencing Abuse
If you have experienced violence, we are here to help. When you are ready to contact us, we will listen and assist with your individual needs. We have safe spaces so that you can find refuge and different programs to help encourage healing. We even offer resources to people that want to help their loved ones. Most importantly, we want to empower everyone to make the best choices for themselves.
Let’s talk. We are here to listen.
Call our 24-hour Crisis Hopeline at 915.593.7300 or 1.800.727.0511.
Find helpful services at the Family Resource Center.
Due to COVID-19, call 915.593.7300 for updated procedures
580 Giles Road El Paso, Texas 79915
Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.–6 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m.–noon
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We provide all services without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.