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Our Mission is to break the cycle of domestic violence for women and their children
through long term transformational care that seeks to restore faith, hope, and health.

WHAT we are all about

Emily’s Place seeks to break the cycle of domestic violence for women and their children by providing "transformational" living with emphasis on emotional healing and life-skills training to ensure a successful, self-sustaining future.

Emily’s Place is not a shelter, which typical allows women to stay for 30-90 days. Rather, it is a “transformational” housing ministry based on a 24-month stay commitment which promotes stability and wise choices.

The transformational program includes counseling, addictions recovery, vocational assistance, life skills development and spiritual nurturing--all within a structured environment of 24/7 live-in staff who are dedicated to offering the support and accountability needed to transition from a difficult past into a bright future.

For victims of domestic violence, Emily’s Place is the BRIDGE from the shelter back into the community.

As the only long-term transitional housing facility for domestic violence survivors in Collin County, Emily's Place served 26 women and children last year – maintaining full capacity based on available facilities. However, Emily’s Place received 700+ referrals in 2012 (2.5 times more than 2011) from local churches, government service agencies and short-term women’s shelters.

To learn about construction of our new campus, click here.

Emily's Place is changing lives. 
Learn about the work our organzation is doing.



  •  estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year. 
  • 85% of domestic violence victims are women.
  • Females who are 20-24 years of age are at the greatest risk of nonfatal intimate partner violence.
  • Most cases of domestic violence are never reported to the police.
  • Witnessing violence between one’s parents or caretakers is the strongest risk factor of transmitting violent behavior from one generation to the next.
  • Boys who witness domestic violence are twice as likely to abuse their own partners and children when they become adults.
  • 30% to 60% of perpetrators of intimate partner violence also abuse children in the household.

Source: National Coalition Against Domestic Violence Fact Sheet

- See more at: http://www.faithtrustinstitute.org/resources/statistics/domestic-violence#sthash.LqsFRK5v.dpufDomestic Violence Statistics

WHY we serve

  • An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year. 
  • 85% of domestic violence victims are women.
  • Females who are 20-24 years of age are at the greatest risk of nonfatal intimate partner violence.
  • Most cases of domestic violence are never reported to the police.
  • Witnessing violence between one’s parents or caretakers is the strongest risk factor of transmitting violent behavior from one generation to the next.
  • Boys who witness domestic violence are twice as likely to abuse their own partners and children when they become adults.
  • 30% to 60% of perpetrators of intimate partner violence also abuse children in the household.

Source: National Coalition Against Domestic Violence Fact Sheet

For more statistics on sexual violence, visit:

- See more at: http://www.faithtrustinstitute.org/resources/statistics/domestic-violence#sthash.LqsFRK5v.dpuDomestic Violence Statistics:
  • In 2011, The National Domestic Violence Hotline documented 17,331 calls from Texas. Texas is ranked second in national hotline call volume (second only to California.) Additionally, within Texas, Dallas is ranked #1 and Plano ranked #9 in total call volume.
  • 74% of Texans, an estimated 586,000 citizens in Collin county alone, are affected by domestic violence according to the Texas Council on Family Violence.

Additionally:

  • An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.
  • 85% of domestic violence victims are women.
  • Females who are 20-24 years of age are at the greatest risk of nonfatal intimate partner violence.
  • Most cases of domestic violence are never reported to the police.
  • Witnessing violence between one’s parents or caretakers is the strongest risk factor of transmitting violent behavior from one generation to the next.
  • Boys who witness domestic violence are twice as likely to abuse their own partners and children when they become adults.
  • 30% to 60% of perpetrators of intimate partner violence also abuse children in the household.

    Source: National Coalition Against Domestic Violence Fact Sheet

  Emily's Place is...

24 month commitment of care
the only long-term solution
to domestic violence
in Collin County

the bridge from the shelter
back to the community