Off the Beaten Path Ministries, Inc. is a 501c3, Christ-centered, Faith-based organization that reaches out to those affected by family violence, offering an alternative solution to the cycle of violence in which so many find themselves trapped.
We at OTBPM understand the danger that is involved in domestic violence situations, so we are very careful to respect all clients with the utmost of confidentiality and safety.
In our effort to serve this community we have become a member of the San Saba Chamber of Commerce. In the near future OTBPM will have our official grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony, but we wanted the community to know that we are here now, ready to help.
There are some very exciting things on the horizon for San Saba County. OTBPM has two goals Phase I and Phase II: Phase I is Abigail’s House, which will be an alternative temporary/emergency shelter and mentoring center for victims of family violence. Phase II is The Healing Place, which will be a long-term residential restoration facility for victims of family violence located in a ranch setting.
We believe in order to break the cycle of violence the victim needs to be healed of their unmet needs, unhealed hurts and unresolved issues. And we believe that only God can heal broken hearts!
What does OTBPM have to offer right now?
• We offer family violence intervention and guidance to hurting families.
• We offer education and insight to both church and secular communities.
• We offer assistance to law enforcement by being a victim’s liaison and any other form of assistance we may be able to offer.
• We are available to the community and surrounding areas as a family violence intervention resource.
• We can relocate the victim and children if necessary for their safety.
Here are some facts about OTBPM that describes our heartbeat:
• We have zero tolerance for abuse of any kind.
• We are gender neutral.
• We are not funded by any specific church or organization.
• We are pro-family, providing help for both the victim and the abuser.
• We have been serving families affected by domestic violence since 2001, having recently moved our ministry from Blanco County to San Saba County.
• We offer assistance to anyone regardless of the county in which they live.
What we are not:
• We are not a Human Resource or Welfare Agency.
• We are not funded by state or federal monies.
• We are not enablers. We do not enable wrong behavior of any kind (but we will help in overcoming those wrong behaviors).
If you or anyone you know needs help please let us know. We want to help! We can be contacted at (325) 372-3276. Our location is 704 E. Commerce, Suite A (just south of the county jail).
OTBPM doesn’t just throw out a lifeline, we teach them how to swim!