Thank you to all who joined the Houston Area Women’s Center for the Believe 2024 Luncheon.

HAWC’s annual Believe 2024 Luncheon was on Thursday, April 18, 2024, at 11:30 a.m. at the Marriott Marquis Houston. The luncheon brought together supporters, advocates, and those interested in learning more about our mission to share passion and commitment for our mission. This event helps HAWC raise critical funds to continue providing lifesaving services to survivors in Houston.

During this event, we launched our new #SurvivorsSpeak campaign, a vital initiative aimed at amplifying the powerful voices of survivors in a society that all too often places blame and shame on them. It is through the courageous voices of survivors that we can truly revolutionize systems, protocols, and understandings to provide them with the compassionate and trauma-informed care they deserve.

“Believe when survivors speak” is not a slogan. It is the beginning of finding solutions to sexual violence, domestic abuse, and sex trafficking. This is what we at HAWC have been doing every hour of the day, for the past 47 years.


Special Thanks to Our Believe 2024 Honorees:

Baker Botts LLP

Since 2020, Baker Botts has provided countless hours of pro bono legal counsel in support of HAWC’s extensive expansion plan.

Camden Living

As HAWC’s General Contractor for the Emergency Supportive Housing facility, Camden brings years of professional expertise in multi-family construction.

Forney Construction

Forney serves as the Project Manager for HAWC’s new Emergency Supportive Housing facility and guides the efforts to ensure the project remains on-budget and on time.

New Hope Housing

HAWC’s expansion efforts would not be where they are today without the partnership and expertise of New Hope Housing, which brings decades of experience in the affordable housing space.


As the architect of HAWC’s new Emergency Supportive Housing facility, GSMA has taken HAWC’s vision and programmatic intent to develop a state of the art design with clients at the center.

Special Thanks to Our Empower Level Sponsors:

Janet F. Clark

The Believe 2024 Luncheon: