The Houston Area Women’s Center’s Counseling Program creates a safe and therapeutic environment of hope and healing for survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

We host up to 40 support groups weekly, and offer individual counseling on a case-by-case basis. Clients share experiences, learn and identify ways to heal from the effects of trauma, develop coping skills, and recognize and acknowledge personal strengths. Counseling provides a venue for survivors to break the silence, reduce feelings of shame and isolation, and connect with other survivors. 

Our services are confidential, free, and available to all survivors, regardless of race, country of origin, language, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability. Therapeutic childcare is available for children of adult clients during support group times.

"HAWC is a safe place where people can begin to break down their feelings, and experience the healing that happens when survivors come together.”

- Leticia Manzano, HAWC Counseling Manager

Our services are confidential, free, and available to all survivors, regardless of race, country of origin, language, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability.

Types of Adult Counseling

    • Group counseling – offered on weekdays, evenings, and Saturdays in English and Spanish, with separate groups for women and men
    • Individual counseling – available on a limited basis
    • Community-based counseling and advocacy for individuals with disabilities
    • Resources and referrals
    • Expert testimony in civil and criminal cases
    • Group counseling – offered on weekdays and evenings in English and Spanish
    • Individual counseling – available on a limited basis
    • Community-based counseling and advocacy for individuals with disabilities
    • Resources and referrals
    • Accompaniment to law enforcement and criminal justice proceedings
    • Expert testimony in criminal cases
    • Group counseling for non-offending parents and guardians
    • Resources and referrals

Types of Children & Youth Counseling

    • Group counseling for witnesses of domestic violence – ages 6-18
    • Individual counseling – available on a limited basis to child witnesses of domestic violence and teens who have experienced dating violence
    • School-based individual counseling
    • Group counseling for girls ages 8-18
    • Individual counseling – available on a limited basis for girls and boys ages 6-18
    • School-based individual counseling

Call our 24-Hour hotlines to learn more about counseling services or to schedule an appointment.


Domestic Violence Hotline: 713-528-2121
Sexual Assault Hotline: 713-528-RAPE (7273)

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