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New Resources For Survivors Of Sexual Assault In Fort Bend County

The organization Texas Forensic Nurse Examiners will provide medical exams and emotional support. They plan to open 12 new free clinics.

  • TxFNE CEO Khara Breeden (center), Fort Bend District Attorney Brian Middleton (left) and Fort Bend County Judge KP George (right) spoke about the importance of reaching survivors.  (Photo Credit: Gabrielle Keene/Houston Public Media)
    TxFNE CEO Khara Breeden (center), Fort Bend District Attorney Brian Middleton (left) and Fort Bend County Judge KP George (right) spoke about the importance of reaching survivors. (Photo Credit: Gabrielle Keene/Houston Public Media)
  • Board reading "Punch Out Abuse" informing readers of how to identify different kinds of abuse and how to fight back. (Photo Credit: Gabrielle Keene/Houston Public Media)
    Board reading "Punch Out Abuse" informing readers of how to identify different kinds of abuse and how to fight back. (Photo Credit: Gabrielle Keene/Houston Public Media)
  • The adult exam room is designed with a poster on the wall reading "Wish, Love, Inspire, Believe" spelling out the word "Hope". (Photo Credit: Gabrielle Keene/Houston Public Media)
    The adult exam room is designed with a poster on the wall reading "Wish, Love, Inspire, Believe" spelling out the word "Hope". (Photo Credit: Gabrielle Keene/Houston Public Media)
  • The exam room for minors is designed to ensure comfort.  (Photo Credit: Gabrielle Keene/Houston Public Media)
    The exam room for minors is designed to ensure comfort. (Photo Credit: Gabrielle Keene/Houston Public Media)
  • Another image of the exam room for minors.  (Photo Credit: Gabrielle Keene/Houston Public Media)
    Another image of the exam room for minors. (Photo Credit: Gabrielle Keene/Houston Public Media)
  • The waiting room has several couches and a tv on the back wall.  (Photo Credit: Gabrielle Keene/Houston Public Media)
    The waiting room has several couches and a tv on the back wall. (Photo Credit: Gabrielle Keene/Houston Public Media)
  • The clinic also has a kitchen provided with an assortment of food and beverages.  (Photo Credit: Gabrielle Keene/Houston Public Media)
    The clinic also has a kitchen provided with an assortment of food and beverages. (Photo Credit: Gabrielle Keene/Houston Public Media)

The organization Texas Forensic Nurse Examiners (TXFNE) is providing new resources for survivors of sexual assault in Fort Bend County.

The organization plans to open 12 new free clinics in Fort Bend County by the end of the summer. The clinics will provide medical exams and emotional support for survivors.

Khara Breeden, CEO of the TXFNE, said that sexual assault survivors have been driving 30-45 minutes into the Houston area to get an exam.

"Meeting the victim where they're at and taking the steps to address the barriers that have existed for these patients has been and always will be the mission of our organization," said Breeden. She added survivors are often also traumatized by lack of support.

Breeden said the organization wants to eventually have clinics all over Texas.

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