Survivors are encouraged to call our Hotline for immediate assistance. Our advocates will discuss safety planning, shelter options, counseling opportunities and available resources, so each survivor can make informed decisions. We offer referrals to other community resources and provide emotional support. Concerned friends and family members are also encouraged to call to have their questions answered and to learn about helpful services for their loved one.
Our dedicated advocates report directly to area hospitals, 24-hours-a-day, to support survivors, share information about resources available to them, provide a shoulder to lean on and advocate on their behalf with medical and law enforcement professionals.
We provide individual and group counseling and support services for survivors of domestic violence. Community-based counseling and advocacy services are provided for individuals with disabilities. Services provided in English and Spanish, and all languages are accommodated.
Individuals and families fleeing from abuse can find safety and support our 120-bed shelter and residential facility. Clients entering the shelter can expect clean and comfortable amenities and access to a host of programs, resources and support staff.
The Houston Area Women’s Center is committed to working with our communities to build greater understanding of the issues of domestic and sexual violence. Each year, our staff train and educate thousands of medical, law enforcement, mental health and legal professionals, youth, university students and administrators, educators, faith-based leaders, community leaders, volunteers and advocates.