2017 Back to School Project


Thank you to everyone who supported our Back-to-School Project



On August 11 and 12, we distributed new backpacks and school supplies to the children receiving services at the Houston Area Women’s Center. These are children who have experienced sexual abuse and exploitation, domestic violence and/or were witnesses to such crimes.


We hope to help our youngest clients feel good about themselves by sending them back to school with new backpacks and appropriate supplies, just like all the other kids. Volunteers created supply bags for each grade and the children had the opportunity to choose their backpacks. Parents received a packet of useful community resources and information.


Every year, the Back-to-School Project is made possible thanks to our supporters who collect loads of supplies and backpacks, our wonderful volunteers who spend countless hours sorting and packing the supplies, and our dedicated Back-to-School committee and staff who help coordinate the project.