Domestic Violence Services


 

Domestic violence can affect anyone. The Houston Area Women’s provides crisis intervention, emergency shelter, counseling, advocacy and support services to help each survivor rebuild their life free from the effects of violence.

 

Help is just a phone call away, 24-hours-a-day.

Domestic Violence Hotline - 713.528.2121

 

The Houston Area Women’s Center offers: 

Emergency Assistance

Survivors are encouraged to call our Hotline for immediate assistance. Our advocates will discuss safety planning, shelter options, counseling opportunities and available resources, so each survivor can make informed decisions. We offer referrals to other community resources and provide emotional support. Concerned friends and family members are also encouraged to call to have their questions answered and to learn about helpful services for their loved one.

Hospital Accompaniment 

Our dedicated advocates report directly to area hospitals, 24-hours-a-day, to support survivors, share information about resources available to them, provide a shoulder to lean on and advocate on their behalf with medical and law enforcement professionals.  

Counseling for Domestic Violence Survivors 

We provide individual and group counseling and support services for survivors of domestic violence. Community-based counseling and advocacy services are provided for individuals with special needs.  Services provided in English and Spanish, and all languages are accommodated. Educational support groups are available for non-offending family and friends of survivors. 

Training and Education 

The Houston Area Women’s Center is committed to working with our communities to build greater understanding of the issues of domestic and sexual violence. Each year, our staff train and educate thousands of medical, law enforcement, mental health and legal professionals, youth, university students and administrators, educators, faith-based leaders, community leaders, volunteers and advocates. For more information, please contact the Training and Education Department at 713.528.6798 ext. 2263.