Family Violence Service Provider Membership
Category I (DV Service Provider) membership is open to family violence service delivery organizations that have 501(c)(3) status, serve battered women and their children as the organization’s primary clients in either residential or non-residential programs, support the mission and philosophy statement of TCFV, provide services or access to services consistent with the service rules set forth in the Texas Department of Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Family Violence Handbooks, have been recommended by the TCFV Membership Committee, and are accepted for Category I membership by the TCFV Board of Directors.
Category II (Developing DV Program) membership is open to developing family violence service delivery organizations that meet all the above criteria, but have been in operation for fewer than 5 years. This is a temporary membership status of no more than three years. Category II members are expected to apply for Category I membership when they become eligible.
If you are already a Category I or II member, you should receive a renewal form from TCFV each January. For questions about your membership, please contact Cassie Drochelman at 800-525-1978 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Category I membership dues are calculated on a sliding scale based on the organization’s operating budget. See the application form for the dues chart.
Category II membership dues are $250 per year.
All membership dues go to support TCFV’s legislative advocacy. TCFV advocates with Texas lawmakers to maintain essential funding for family violence services and to promote laws that benefit victims of family violence.
Reduced Registration Fee
Receiving a reduced registration fee for all of your staff at TCFV’s Annual Conference.
The membership typically votes to authorize additions to the TCFV Board of Directors, enact changes to the TCFV Bylaws, and on other administrative matters as needed.
A Listing in the TCFV Service Directory
Your organization will be listed in the printed version of the TCFV Service Directory if membership dues are received before the print date. Otherwise, your program will be added to the website Service Directory, which is updated periodically.
Your organization may choose to receive TCFV’s monthly e-newsletter, Membership Matters, as well as the newsletter, The River.
And, of course, you will have the satisfaction of knowing you are supporting your statewide domestic violence coalition!
For questions about membership, please email email@example.com or call 512-794-1133 or 800-525-1978.