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December 22, 2017

The Texas Access to Justice Foundation is reminding all Texas in need that resources are available.

Every year, the Foundation provides grants to 40 nonprofit organizations throughout the state to provide free legal services to more than 48,000 victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. A hotline is available for those in need: 1-844-303-7233 (SAFE).

High levels of stress, financial hardships, domestic disputes and an increase in alcohol consumption during the holiday season can contribute to an influx of domestic violence and sexual assault incidents, according to a news release.

As part of their grants, the Foundation funds the Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault (LASSA) hotline to provide survivors with a statewide network of legal advocates who can provide free legal assistance and services to help Texans in need. The hotline can be reached at 1-844-303-7233 (SAFE). Since its creation in 2016, the LASSA hotline has helped provide assistance to 2,259 survivors of sexual assault.

ON THE NET: http://www.teajf.org/