Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located?

Our main office can be found at 300 W. Nelson , Bowie, TX 76230.   We also provide services in the rest of Montague county, Clay, Young and Jack counties. 

What are the costs for services?

We provide all our services including counseling and educational courses completely free of charge. 

What counseling is available?

Affirming Texas Families is a mental health resource where clients can receive assistance with victims' specific counseling, adjustment issues, depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, and a variety of other challenges. We are staffed by licensed professional counselors and social workers who provide developmentally-based counseling, assessment, and techniques for overall wellness. 

How can I receive services?

If you are interested in our counseling services, call or text 1(855)239-ATFS, or make a referral online by clicking the "Make a Referral" button located at the bottom of this page. Staff will follow up on your referral as soon as possible. 

Do you provide crisis counseling?

We do not provide crisis counseling. 

If your concerns are urgent, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or call 911.  If your concerns are not immediate, you can call or text us 1(855) 239-ATFS (2837) and we can refer you to an agency in your area if we are unable to meet your needs. 

What are your services?

Our free services include:

  • Licensed counseling for victims of crime and their non-offending family members.
  • Parenting Classes.
  • Referral and Assistance 
  • Free education classes on preventing victimization.



Who can make a referral to ATFS?

ANYONE!  ATFS works with multiple agencies and individuals to provide services in these communites.  We recieve referals from schools, churches. law enforcement, doctors and individuals. 

How do you offer counseling?

We provide counseling in a variety of ways to best serve our clients. This includes in both traditional in person and via telehealth. 

Need more answers?

No problem! Feel free to email us at and we will respond within 1-3 business days.

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