The Houston Area Women's Center

Thank you to all our Back to School Partners!


Thank you to all our friends in the community who donated school supplies, backpacks, new underwear and Payless gift cards to help our youngest clients start the school year off right! Providing new supplies and essentials to the children we serve is one way we can help them start the school year with confidence. We're grateful for the support from our incredible partners!

Join our 2017 Leadership Campaign!

We're excited to announce Tana Pool and Mike Mahlstedt as our 2017 Leadership Campaign Co-Chairs! Please join us this year in taking a stand against violence in our community.

Don't Miss Night Court 2017!

Night Court is the original, all-lawyer, musical comedy production that raises money each year for law-related charities--including... Read More

Congratulations to TAASA's 2017 Excellence in Advocacy Award Winner, Sonia Corrales!

Congratulations to our Chief Program Officer Sonia Corrales for winning the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA)'s 2017 Excellence in Advocacy award!

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Congratulations To Spring 2017 HAWC Shero, Concepcion Miranda!

 

 

During the Houston Area Women's Center All Staff Retreat this past Friday, our very first HAWC Hero/Shero Award was presented to our Violence Prevention Educator for the Hispanic and Latino Community, Concepcion... Read More

Statement Regarding the House Passage of the American Health Care Act

The passage of the American Health Care Act in the House calls for clarity. Sexual assault and domestic violence are NOT pre-existing conditions. They are traumatic crimes and the victims of those crimes should not be further victimized by having to pay higher insurance premiums to access health care services. As the bill moves to the Senate, we urge our leaders to safeguard access to coverage to survivors of rape and domestic abuse.

A Message of Gratitude from President and CEO, Rebecca White

Thank you to everyone who made our 40th Anniversary Gala this past weekend a huge success! 

Thank You for Racing Against Violence

Thank you to all the walkers and runners who have laced up to Race Against Violence the past 29 years. 

Thank you Night Court!

Thank you Night Court for your continued support of survivors in 2016 in the amount of $32,500! 

Celebrating 40 Years Serving Survivors

Join us as we celebrate 40 years serving survivors!

Sign up for our 29th Annual Race Against Violence!

Register here for our 29th annual Race Against Violence,... Read More

You made Holiday Gift Express a Huge Success!

Your generous support brigthened the holidays for nearly 1,500 adults and children affected by domestic and sexual violence. 

Thank You for Supporting us This Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October was National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and we would like to thank all the organizations throughout the community that supported us through volunteer events, fundraisers, and speaking... Read More

2016 Leadership Campaign Breaks a Record

Because of you, we surpassed last year's record-breaking Leadership Campaign total! We exceeded our target goal of $325,000 by over $50,000. This year's efforts raised more than $375,000 to provide shelter, counseling and support to individuals building lives free from the effects of violence. Our two-page ad in The Houston Chronicle sent a clear message calling for an end to domestic violence, and we are honored to have so many community leaders standing with us. A big thanks to our Campaign Co-Chairs, Tana Poole and Kathy Young, for making this year our most successful ever.

Houston Area Women's Center Receives City Proclamation

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the City of Houston recently declared October 4th as Go Purple Day. Thank you Mayor Pro Tem Ellen Cohen for our City Proclamation, and for your years of leadership and support. Cohen is seen here with our President and CEO, Rebecca White.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

As we observe #domesticviolenceawarenessmonth , we honor the victims who have died at the hands of their abuser. In 2015, 158 women in Texas were murdered as a result of domestic violence. Here in Harris county, 34 women lost their lives, the highest number ever. At the Houston Area Women's Center, we advocate on behalf of survivors. Please join us in taking a stand against domestic violence. Thank you to Fox 26 for allowing us to talk about the services we provide, and how to receive help. Click on this short video to hear CEO Rebecca White talk about our life changing services.

Allstate Foundation Financially Empowers Survivors

Financial barriers and economic dependence post big challenges for domestic violence survivors who want to leave their abusive relationships.

That's why we are so grateful to The Allstate Foundation for awarding us with a $25,000 grant to support and enhance our Career Development Program!

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