The Houston Area Women's Center

Summer Intern Spotlight: Alexia Griggs

This summer, we had the pleasure of working with interns from SER - Jobs for Progress of the Texas Gulf Coast, Inc. and Bank of America's Youth Summer Employment Initiative. Welcomed back to HAWC for her second summer internship, Alexia Griggs helped serve our mission by assisting in various agency roles from hotline to administration.

Griggs is a recent graduate of Foster High School and will attend Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama this fall, where she'll major in business entrepreneurship.

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Help us send our children clients back to school!

We want our youngest clients to feel good about themselves, so we're sending them back to school with new backpacks and appropriate supplies, just like all the other kids! On August 12 and 13, we'll distribute new backpacks and school supplies to the children receiving services at the Houston Area Women’s Center. How can you help? Please see are our current needs...

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Early violence prevention at inaugural Summer Youth Leadership program

In an effort to motivate teens to start early and lead the future of violence prevention, 12 Houston-area high school students participated in the agency's newly-created Summer Youth Leadership program. The teens completed 100 hours with our Violence Prevention and Community Education team, learning primary prevention and how the Women's Center works towards its mission, and creating their own violence prevention project for future use among their peers.

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Our Statement on Supreme Court's Decision on Guns and Domestic Violence

On Wednesday, June 29, 2016, Rebecca White, Houston Area Women's Center President and CEO, joined Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and several gun violence prevention groups for the "National Day of Action for Gun Violence Prevention Summit" to talk about the link between firearms and domestic violence, as well as the impact of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision to help prevent these tragedies from happening in the future.

"Prohibiting access to guns contributes to increased accountability for convicted abusers and it absolutely results in increased safety for their victims," she said in a statement to the press. Read More

Night Court Returns With 2016 Production: "Texas Law & Order"

Night Court is the original, all-lawyer, musical comedy production that raises money for law-related charities...like ours! This year's production, "Texas Law & Order," opens Wednesday, August 17 at the Hobby Center.

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Guarantee Your Houston Marathon Entry By Running For Team HAWC

If you missed the marathon registration deadline (or know someone who did) consider joining #TeamHAWC and run to support our mission!

Support the Yoga Pant Project at Aerial Yoga Houston

Each Saturday from June 15 through August 1 at 1:30p.m., Aerial Yoga Houston is offering a donation-based class at its Houston Heights studio to benefit The Houston Area Women's Center's Hospital Accompaniment Program.

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