Texas Advocacy Project Aids 10k+ Abuse Victims Annually; Offers Subject Matter Experts for Domestic Violence Awareness Month
- In 2022, TAP received 8,730 calls and online requests for legal and social services by survivors throughout Texas.
- TAP's team of 16 dedicated attorneys and social workers closed 4,765 individual cases in 2022, directly impacting a remarkable 10,502 victims of violence.
- This outreach in 2022 extended to a diverse range of survivors, including children as young as 13 and seniors as old as 84.
By: Texas Advocacy Project
Heather Bellino, TAP's Chief Executive Officer, emphasized the incredible dedication of TAP's team, stating, "All staff play a pivotal role in serving over 10,000 survivors - our clients and their families. Drilling it down, in 2022, each staff attorney, on average, helped 650 people to live a life free from abuse. These numbers underscore our unwavering commitment to supporting survivors and providing them with the protection and resources they need to break free from the cycle of violence."
As October marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Texas Advocacy Project stands ready to share its expertise and experience with the media, offering subject matter experts who can shed light on the critical issues surrounding domestic violence, legal rights, and available resources.
In addition, TAP invites media members to join the cause by learning more about its upcoming Black & White Ball Presented by Accenture, a crucial fundraising event that directly supports their mission. The funds raised during this event, which is scheduled for October 28th this year, are essential for TAP's ongoing efforts to empower survivors and protect those who are most vulnerable.
About Texas Advocacy Project
Texas Advocacy Project's mission is to end dating and domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking in Texas. TAP empowers survivors through free legal and social services and access to the justice system, and advances prevention through public outreach and education. Our vision is that all Texans live free from abuse. In 2022, TAP provided legal services in 4,765 cases, serving 10,502 Texans. If you or someone you know needs help, call 800-374-HOPE or visit TexasAdvocacyProject.org.
Sydney Mike-Mayer, Policy & Communications Coordinator