The Houston Area Women’s Center Young Leaders (HAWCYL) is a dynamic and energetic group of Houstonians in their 20s, 30s, and 40s committed to furthering the mission of the Houston Area Women’s Center.

We are dedicated to raising awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault through fundraising and providing volunteers to support the efforts of the HAWC.

We seek to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for like-minded individuals of all genders and backgrounds to mingle and network with one another. HAWCYL is organized by a board of officers who contributes their time, resources, and ideas to support and sustain the Young Leaders group.

The critical and life-saving services that HAWC provides wouldn’t be possible without financial support from the community. In addition to supporting HAWC’s vital services, your membership includes the following:
  • Access to exclusive, mission-centered volunteer opportunities at HAWC and other like-minded organizations.
  • Admission to 3 member-only events per year for you and a guest.
  • An impactful community of like-minded individuals to join, network, and befriend.
  • Early registration for upcoming HAWCYL events, fundraisers, and activities.
  • Opportunities for change so that Houston is no longer one of the most violent cities in the United States.
  • An understanding of community movements while developing communication and leadership skills.
  • Inspiration in your community’s resolute determination to end sexual and domestic violence.

Become a HAWCYL member today!

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We hold general meetings quarterly. These meetings are open to members and anyone interested in joining Young Leaders. We also hold social, advocacy, and fundraising events throughout the year.

If you would like more information about HAWCYL or about joining the board, please Contact Us.

To become a member, just fill out the donation form below! If you cannot pay the membership fee due to financial constraints, please Contact Us to discuss having your fee waived.


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We ask our members to contribute at least $50 to the agency. Volunteer hours are optional and include any and all activity in support of the Young Leaders or the Women’s Center, including attending our monthly meetings, planning or logistical support for events and any volunteering at or for the Center.

Be part of the solution.