The Houston Area Women's Center

Domestic Violence Training for Professionals

For Domestic Violence and Awareness Month, our Violence Prevention & Education Team is offering a training session for those who could encounter domestic violence survivors through their jobs (e.g., medical professionals, social service agencies, faith leaders, members of law enforcement, educators, etc.), on Saturday, October 17 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Learn how to recognize, respond, and refer. The cost to attend is only $20 and is open to all members of the community!

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Cheers to Women of Wine Charities!

They did it again! Women of Wine Charities hosted another fabulous annual Grand Tasting. Their sell-out event took place on September 21 at The Wynden, and we are so grateful for all of the chefs, sponsors, winery participants ... and, of course, the amazing Women of Wine ... for making this event possible. Proceeds benefit our mission, and we couldn't be more appreciative.

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Clear Channel Billboard Promotes Futures Without Violence

We were thrilled when we got a call from Clear Channel Outdoor and learned that they wanted to spread the word about domestic violence prevention through a national campaign by Futures Without Violence. In a nutshell, the "Teach Early" campaign encourages coaches and educators to help young people learn the fundamentals of non-violence, conflict resolution and healthy relationships.

The campaign was revealed in a big way on a giant digital board in Humble at a press conference on October 1 that included representatives from Clear Channel Outdoor, Humble ISD, Family Time Crisis and Counseling Center, and the Houston Area Women's Center. Check out the story that aired on FOX 26 that evening, featuring our Manager of Children's Court Services, Pam Hobbs!

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Wear Purple with Us On October 13!

We're encouraging the community to wear purple clothing with us on October 13 in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The City of Houston will also proclaim October 13 as the "call to action" day, urging the community to join forces to end domestic violence once and for all.

Share photos of your purple flare on social media using the hashtags #HAWCDVAM so we can share them too!

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Every October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) is observed across the nation as a call to action for communities to TAKE A STAND against domestic violence and let survivors know that they are not alone.

We hope that you'll join us in the movement to end violence by supporting our awareness efforts and programs and services throughout October and beyond.

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Our Children's Court Services Program Receives 16000th Referral

Our Children’s Court Services (CSS) program recently announced that it received its 16,000th referral, marking its continued growth and commitment to serve Harris County children who are victims or witnesses to crimes, as well as their non-offending family members.

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Race Against Violence registration open!

We're one step closer to another successful Race Against Violence!

The website for our March 5, 2016 5k run/walk fundraiser is now active. If you'd like to register, volunteer, sponsor or support #RAV2016, just visit to get involved. We're so exited, and we appreciate your support!

One last chance to join Team HAWC and Run for A Reason

Thinking about running the Aramco Houston Half Marathon on January 17? Registration is now SOLD OUT, but we can still guarantee your entry in exchange for your support of our mission!

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