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 composed of general members and is organized/maintained by a Board of officers who contribute 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 up to 3 member-only events per year for you and a guest
  • Meeting people, make friends, and join an impactful community of like-minded individuals
  • Early registration for upcoming HAWCYL events, fundraisers, and activities.
  • Serving as a catalyst for change so that Houston is no longer the most violent city in the United States
  • An understanding of community movements and aligning values, while developing communication and leadership skills
  • Finding inspiration in your community’s resilience and approaches to ending sexual violence and domestic violence

Become a HAWCYL member today!

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General meetings are held quarterly and are open to members and anyone who is interested in joining Young Leaders. We also hold social, advocacy and fundraising events.

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.

General meetings are held quarterly and are open to members and anyone who is interested in membership. There are plenty of opportunities for general members to join sub-committees or step up and lead events and other initiatives throughout the year. Board elections are held annually. 

View our Facebook events to RSVP for our next meeting, event or member orientation. 

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We are so excited for you to join our group! Fill out the form below.

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.