Application for Category I Organization Membership

This application is for organizations who have never previously been accepted for membership. If you need to re-apply, please use the renewal form. You may also apply for membership by mail.

Category I membership is open to not-for-profit organizations that: support the mission and philosophy statement of TCFV; have 501(c)(3) status; serve victims of family violence and their children as the organization’s primary clients in either residential or non-residential programs; 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 regulations set forth in the Texas Administrative Code (Title 1, Part 15, Chapter 379); have been recommended by the TCFV Membership Committee; and are accepted for Category I membership by the TCFV Board of Directors. 



Eligibility for Membership

Yes, as a shelter center
Yes, as a non-residential center
No, our organization is not funded by HHSC to provide family violence services, but we are aware of the HHSC service rules and provider services consistent with those rules.
No, our organization is not familiar with the HHSC service rules.
Our organization has sufficient information regarding the next Membership Committee meeting.
Our organization would like more information regarding the next Membership Committee meeting.
Dues Level
Operating Budget Range
Annual Membership Dues
$0 – $250,000
$250,001 - $300,000
$300,001 - $400,000
$400,001 - $450,000
$450,001 - $550,000
$550,001 - $700,000
$700,001 - $850,000
$850,001 - $1,000,000
$1,000,001 - $1,500,000
$1,500,001 - $2,500,000
$2,500,001 - $4,000,000
$4,000,001 +
Dues cap: $10,000

Organization's Agreement with TCFV Mission and Philosophy Statement

TCFV Mission Statement: The Texas Council on Family Violence promotes safe and healthy relationships by supporting service providers, facilitating strategic prevention efforts, and creating opportunities for freedom from domestic violence.

TCFV Philosophical Statements:
We believe,
(1) In the right of all persons to self-determination and a life without fear of abuse, oppression, or violence.
(2) In supporting autonomous, community-based efforts and collaborations to end domestic violence.
(3) That domestic violence services should be available to all survivors regardless of ethnicity, race, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, criminal history, ability, religion, sexual orientation, or economic status.
(4) That survivors and their allies working together have a greater impact in changing societal attitudes and responses to domestic violence.
(5) In supporting the leadership and success of women and survivors in our society.
(6) In supporting men’s mobilization in ending men’s violence against women and others.
(7) That individuals who are abusive must be held legally and ethically accountable for their actions by friends, family, co-workers, and communities in both the public and private sectors.
(8) In advocating for the rights of children and youth who survive violence in their environments.
(9) Our work should be guided by the experience of all survivors of domestic violence.
(10) In supporting and creating access to safety, justice, and opportunity for all survivors of domestic violence.
(11) That in order to fully advocate for survivors of domestic violence we must also work to end other forms of power and control such as sexism, racism, homophobia, and economic injustice.
(12) Every individual deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.
(13) Safe homes and safe families are the foundation of a safe society.

We do hereby certify that we agree with the TCFV Mission and Philosophy Statement and that our organization’s mission statement and philosophy statement are not in direct opposition to TCFV’s Mission Statement and Philosophy Statement.

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