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1 in 4 women and 1 in 10 men will experience domestic or sexual violence in their lifetime.

For 43 years, HAWC has been answering the calls of survivors, keeping women, children and families safe from abuse.

Join our movement to end violence for ALL.

Adults & Children Shelter Safely.


Adults & Children Receive Counseling.


Adults & Children with Court Services.


Watch our 2021 BELIEVE Event and Advocacy Fundraiser. Thank you to everyone who supported this event!

A behind the scenes look at the work of our tireless hotline team in the wake of the pandemic. If you or someone you know is a survivor of domestic or sexual violence help is available 24/7 At HAWC. We believe you. You are not alone.

UPDATE: HAWC deemed essential service. Safe refuge and virtual support available.

At the Houston Area Women’s Center, we continue to monitor the ongoing developments relating to COVID-19 and its impact. Our residential campus housing women and children will stay open, while the Counseling and Education Campus at 1010 Waugh Drive remains temporarily closed in accordance with Harris County’s Stay at Home, Work Safe orders. All face-to-face walk-ins, intakes and individual and group counseling have been moved to virtual appointments. Support by phone is also available for: safe harbor hotel emergency assistance, 24/7 hotlines, hospital accompaniment, legal advocacy, children’s court services, housing and case management.


To access services, clients are asked to call our hotlines.

Read the full statement from HAWC President and CEO, Emilee Whitehurst. Click on the button below.

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