The Houston Area Women's Center
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Sign up for our 29th Annual Race Against Violence!
You made Holiday Gift Express a Huge Success!
Your generous support brigthened the holidays for nearly 1,500 adults and children affected by domestic and sexual violence.
Thank You for Supporting us This Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October was National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and we would like to thank all the organizations throughout the community that supported us through volunteer events, fundraisers, and speaking... Read More
2016 Leadership Campaign Breaks a Record
Because of you, we surpassed last year's record-breaking Leadership Campaign total! We exceeded our target goal of $325,000 by over $50,000. This year's efforts raised more than $375,000 to provide shelter, counseling and support to individuals building lives free from the effects of violence. Our two-page ad in The Houston Chronicle sent a clear message calling for an end to domestic violence, and we are honored to have so many community leaders standing with us. A big thanks to our Campaign Co-Chairs, Tana Poole and Kathy Young, for making this year our most successful ever.
Houston Area Women's Center Receives City Proclamation
In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the City of Houston recently declared October 4th as Go Purple Day. Thank you Mayor Pro Tem Ellen Cohen for our City Proclamation, and for your years of leadership and support. Cohen is seen here with our President and CEO, Rebecca White.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
As we observe #domesticviolenceawarenessmonth , we honor the victims who have died at the hands of their abuser. In 2015, 158 women in Texas were murdered as a result of domestic violence. Here in Harris county, 34 women lost their lives, the highest number ever. At the Houston Area Women's Center, we advocate on behalf of survivors. Please join us in taking a stand against domestic violence. Thank you to Fox 26 for allowing us to talk about the services we provide, and how to receive help. Click on this short video to hear CEO Rebecca White talk about our life changing services.
Can we count on your support for our Leadership Campaign?
There's still time to join Texans Head Coach Bill O'Brien and other community leaders in our 2016 Leadership Campaign. Click on this short video from former Board Chair Shawn Raymond, hear his personal endorsement, and learn why you too should commit. For more information, contact Chynna DeHoyos at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet our #TeamHawc #RunforaReason Racers!
Meet the amazing women of #TeamHAWC! Stephanie, Shoshuna, Sofia, Meghan, Laura and Amanda have chosen to support survivors as they #RunforaReason in the 2017 Chevron Houston Marathon and Half Marathon. Whether you wish to run, or you simply want to support our mission through this inspiring annual event, there's still time! For more information, email Linda Casey at LCasey@hawc.org or visit hawc.org/RFAR.
Thanks for helping us 'Build Brighter Futures'!
Our 2016 Back-to-School Project ended on a high note last week when our children and teen clients and their caregivers stopped by our Waugh building to load up on school supplies! What a reward it was to see the clients walk away with brand new backpacks and other essentials needed to get the school year off to a great start.Read More
Join #TeamHAWC and Run for a Reason!
Houston runners are lining up to support our mission at the 2017 Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Half Marathon! While entries for the half marathon are officially sold out, you can guarantee your registration by signing-up to be on our team.
Currently, there are only three half marathon spots left on #TeamHAWC... Read More
Summer Intern Spotlight: Alexia Griggs
This summer, we had the pleasure of working with interns from SER - Jobs for Progress of the Texas Gulf Coast, Inc. and Bank of America's Youth Summer Employment Initiative. Welcomed back to HAWC for her second summer internship, Alexia Griggs helped serve our mission by assisting in various agency roles from hotline to administration.
Griggs is a recent graduate of Foster High School and will attend Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama this fall, where she'll major in business entrepreneurship.Read More
Early violence prevention at inaugural Summer Youth Leadership program
In an effort to motivate teens to start early and lead the future of violence prevention, 12 Houston-area high school students participated in the agency's newly-created Summer Youth Leadership program. The teens completed 100 hours with our Violence Prevention and Community Education team, learning primary prevention and how the Women's Center works towards its mission, and creating their own violence prevention project for future use among their peers.Read More
Allstate Foundation Financially Empowers Survivors
Financial barriers and economic dependence post big challenges for domestic violence survivors who want to leave their abusive relationships.
That's why we are so grateful to The Allstate Foundation for awarding us with a $25,000 grant to support and enhance our Career Development Program!Read More